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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. was referred to us by our realtor for our home inspection. Our inspector was Cary Cooper. He really took the time to answer all of our questions about his findings. We didn't feel rushed or that any question was too silly. He gave us peace of mind with a few of our concerns and was honest, even if we weren't to thrilled with the news. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely use (and refer)  Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. in the future for any inspection needs.

Anna Avitia
Johns Creek, GA
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The inspector was really thorough and was patient in explaining to me what he was observing. He showed me where the shutoff valve was for the water and gave recommendations on various things. The report that was provided made sense and pictures were taken of some things that were found. The inspector was also very personable which put me at ease about asking questions. Thank you, Alex and Atlanta Property Inspections!

Dierra Morrow
Lawrenceville, 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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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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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!