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Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

Dustin is VERY Detailed Oriented and found items and suggestions on the home that I would have never thought of, the report provided very good insight on how to move forward with the sale of the home!  The staff at API was great to work with!

Ryan Heard
Sandy Springs, GA

Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, GA

We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, GA

This was my first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections. Alex Sozonov was my inspector. Very oriented details and willing to explained all questions with professional knowledge. Report came into my email box late night. Clearly, it has been covered all details. Plus, show up on time.

Peter Miller
Alpharetta, GA

The inspector Frank came to our house to inspect the deck and provide a list of safety problems. While he was there we asked him to take a look at some termite damage in the attic.  When he went to the attic he spotted problems with a squirrel infestation requiring immediate action to correct for chewed wiring and unsanitary conditions.  We were unaware of this problem.  Frank provided a comprehensive inspection report in PDF format including multiple photos showing deck post deterioration, sagging joists and yes even a picture of the live squirrel in the attic. Frank is totally professional, knows his area of expertise very well and offers sound recommendations on how to correct problems without spending money for unnecessary improvements.  For example he told us the ledger board was in good shape and did not have to be replaced, only secured to the house wall with additional bolts. The small amount we paid for the inspection was well spent because the inspection will end up saving us money in the long run.

Jim Dowdy
Smyrna, GA

Thorough knowledge of items addressed in report. Home inspector was able to communicate any issues found with buyer and help explain the different items and their severity.

Sean Heenan
Roswell, GA

This was our first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections, Frank Cooper was the lead inspector and he was inspecting a new construction one bedroom plus den in Alpharetta for a buyer client of ours. The inspection report was both detailed and comprehensive. We have tried out a few premium home inspection companies over the past year, looking for a good additional inspection resource, and based on our experience with Frank Cooper, I think we have found it.

Julian Rather
Woodstock, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections came to do a pre-purchasing inspection on a home my husband and  I plan to buy! We had a very short due diligence period, but that was no issue for these guys. They fit us in their schedule on very short notice and were such a pleasure to work with. Cary and Riley came to do the inspection and did a fantastic job walking us through the inspection to let us know what they found, and suggestions on how to fix all of the issues! Shout out to Cary, for answering all of our questions and having such a great personality! We truly appreciate you guys taking the time to help us through such a very stressful time. We HIGHLY recommend this company!

Emily Kerns
Atlanta, GA

My client used the company for their home inspection during their due diligence period. Jeremy and his partner were very kind and accommodating with answering questions. The report was very thorough and I like that they also note positive things about the homes in their report as well and not just what's wrong with the house. You can read the good and the bad.

Crystal Bream
Suwanee, GA

15 2022

How Long Will That Last?: Every Homeowner's Concern

Wherever you are buying a new house or a new appliance, your immediate question is most likely "How long will this appliance last?". That’s because most appliances require regular maintenance and if one day the appliance or device doesn’t work anymore, you should know whether a repair is sufficient, or replacement is a better option since the device is about to complete its lifespan. In this article, we will go over some of the factors that influence the lifespan of devices, the lifespans of certain devices, and understanding whether your device needs repair or replacement.

Here are some factors that influence the lifespan of your devices:

  • Usage – Of course, this goes without saying. If you use a device quite frequently, it is more likely to deteriorate. This rule applies to not only devices but to our septic systems, pipes, water heaters, and HVAC systems. The amount of effort for a single person isn’t the same for a five-member family.
  • Class – With the brand and the class of the appliances, the lifespan also changes. That’s why there are so many price differences for the same appliance between different brands. Most of the higher-class brands design their devices with higher quality components, so they last for a longer amount of time.
  • Maintenance – We can’t stress this enough, for every appliance and system in your house, regular maintenance increases the lifespan and will allow you to save significant amounts of money.

What To Do When Device Stops Working?

When a device stops working, most homeowners don’t know whether it is time to replace them or whether a simple repair would be enough. So, we have some tips for you.  First, check to see if the device is plugged in and see if it receives electricity. If it’s plugged in, make sure everything is alright with the circuit breaker.  Afterward, make sure the sensors, filters, or other openings of the device aren’t filled with dust.  If you follow all these steps and your device still doesn’t work, then it’s time to call a professional to see if you need repair. However, if you already know your device is close to completing its lifespan, it might be a better idea to replace it.

Lifespans of Some Appliances

  • Fridges- Fridges are one of the devices that work the most in our homes, it works 24/7 and still have a lifespan of 10 and 20 years. However, to maximize this number, make sure to clean all the surfaces and the shelves in a gentle manner, reset the temperature of the fridge periodically, and try to keep the base of the fridge by regular vacuuming as well.
  • Washer- Normal lifespan of a washer is 10-13 years but it really depends on the brand. To increase the lifespan of your washers, you should avoid excessive amounts of detergents and don’t overload the machine. Another important point is avoiding leaving wet clothes inside the machine as the humidity and moisture can create mold.
  • Water Heaters- When it comes to water heaters, there are so many different models so giving an exact number would not be right. However, most people use conventional water heaters, and they have a lifespan of 8-12 years. As for maintenance, calling professionals is always the best choice.

Are You Having a Hard Time Keeping Up With Devices?

Most of us have so many different systems and appliances in our houses, so it might be hard to keep up with the conditions of all of those. If you are thinking about selling your property in the future and want to ensure you have the best deal by having new appliances call the home inspectors of Atlanta Property Inspection. During the home inspection process, our professionals will tell you which appliances need to be replaced for increasing your home’s value and will guide you accordingly. Contact us today to learn more about our services!