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What to Do if Your Home for Sale Suffers Water Damage

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I called several companies for quotes, and I felt that Atlanta Property Inspections was the most welcoming!  Thereafter, I had a wonderful experience at the inspection. My inspector was thorough, kind, and willing to explain things and answer my questions on site.  He was very knowledgeable and very friendly.  I am glad I did not skip the inspection for this 950 square foot condo, and the review has been very helpful, during my due diligence period in evaluating this potential home.

Norma Reynolds
Milton, GA
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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
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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
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WOW! I can't even make this story up. In this very crazy market (June 2021) it seemingly takes 2 week closing (sometimes with *0* days due diligence!) to purchase a home. Anyway, Frank came recommended by another very reputable inspector, and I was fortunate he came!! The home we were looking at for my mother was a 1975 build and within 1 hour of the inspector being there a FIRE from an electrical panel broke out! Frank contained the fire, and was SO calm, had his team address the matter, was in touch with the agent and homeowner. He said in over 20+ years of him inspecting homes nothing like this had ever happened. Anyway the inspection was VERY thorough and Frank handled all matters very professionally. We will be working with Frank and his team on any home inspections in the future. I highly recommend!

Brigitte Chloe
Dunwoody, GA
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I have hired this company doing inspection on the property that I was planning to purchase in Georgia. I’ve live in California when this was done. Frank Cooper and his team did a great job of inspection and giving me with every details. I really appreciate the advice and the report. Thank you

Joel Ou
Cumming, GA
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Have used Atlanta Property Inspections several times for my buyers.  Their team is always very thorough and educational for the new home owners.  Much information is shared about past/current codes, potential issues and how to have the issues repaired.  I will continue to use Atlanta Property Inspectors for future inspections, and my clients have been very happy with their services as well!

Michael Crawford
Sandy Springs, GA
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Frank Cooper and his team from Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc were excellent! They arrived on time  and thoroughly inspected all areas of the property I was considering renting. They found things that needed to be repaired by the landlord before we signed the lease. Frank reviewed his findings with us. He explained all of his concerns, and he patiently answered all of our questions. Then the next day I received a very detailed report that included several pictures and detailed explanations. If you want a kind, knowledgeable, and thorough inspector, don’t hesitate to call Frank Cooper with Atlanta Property. I would highly recommend him! Truly a 5 star company!

Janet Quick
Roswell, GA
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Atlanta property inspections gave me a very competitor quote and stuck to it for final pricing. They were able to get someone out to do the inspection so quickly. Frank and James were very thorough and helpful during the process they encouraged me to look at what they found, the good and bad, so I knew exactly what I am buying.  I couldn't have asked for a better inspection experience!

Erin Medford
Alpharetta, GA
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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
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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
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03 2022

How to Remove Mold From Carpet

A carpet is one of the items that make a house, a home. It makes our homes look beautiful and makes us feel cozy. However, it’s not only about the aesthetic. Carpets are also great for your house because of their performance, value, and sustainability. They increase the quality of life in homes by cushioning the impact of slips and falls, reducing noise, and making learning and concentration easier. In addition to this, carpets nowadays are eco-friendly, stain- and fade-resistant, and durable enough to sustain heavy foot activity. However, they can be affected in different environments. For example, what if you have a water leak or water has entered your property? This leak would cause mold to grow on your property and most carpets are especially good places for mold spores to grow. 

How Does Mold Grow On Carpets?

Moisture becomes trapped in the dense fibers that make up the weave of a carpet when it gets wet.  It doesn’t have to be fully wet either; it can be moisture from a ceiling leak, a basement flood, a plumbing problem, high humidity, or simply cleaning. In a carpet, the weave is usually linked to a backing. If the backing also becomes wet or moisture penetrates, the moisture might be trapped beneath the carpet. This is especially a nightmare because a wet carpet will stay wet until you actively attempt to dry it with many different methods including fans, a hot air drier, or a dehumidifier. Unfortunately, with the trapped moisture, the perfect environment for the mold is created.

Things You Can Do To Remove the Mold Safely

There are a few options for getting rid of it. The first thing you should try to do is to see if you can get the humid, moist air out of the room for clean air. Try open a window and door to let the smell and moisture of the mold get out. You can even try to take the carpet outside and let it stay there for about 2 days. The second thing you can do is to see if the mold is present only in a small area. If this is the case, it would be easier to remove. However, if you see the mold in the backing, you probably need to replace it. You can try to remove the mold by cutting it out. The next thing you can try is baking soda and vinegar. These are easy home tricks that have been used for many years. If they don’t work either, try an anti-fungal spray next. There are carpet-safe versions of the spray which you can consider.

When It’s Time to Hire a Professional

Finally, if you've tried everything and still can't get rid of the mold, then it's time to hire a professional home inspectors in Duluth area. Call Atlanta Property Inspection specialist to diagnose the problem. Our professionals will trace back the root of the mold and will locate the source to prevent further damage to your health and the safety of your house. If you need property inspection or mold inspection, call us today!