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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

Jeremy was the best to work with! He was on time,  very thorough in his explanations of his findings, and took time with my clients to make sure he answered all of their questions. He was detailed, and provided follow up when we needed additional questions answered. He went above and beyond! Best, quality, customer service I’ve seen in a long time! I’ll recommend him and Atlanta Property Inspections every time!

Nikki Bowen
Marietta, GA

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

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

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

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

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

I would like to recommend Brandon for his excellent job during the inspection. He is very professional, thorough and is an expert in his field. I enjoyed his partnership during inspection, the knowledge he shared of the risks of certain issues was incredible. I am very glad that he inspected the house for us and wishing him more success in future.

Ravi Kumar
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

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

27 2023

Ice dams are a common problem homeowners face. They cause the house to be damaged and the property to lose value. Preventing ice dams is easy and possible; however, many homeowners don't know their causes and prevention methods. To inform everyone, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go over why ice dams are considered bad, their causes, ways to prevent them, and how Atlanta Property Inspection can help. Let’s start.

Why Are Ice Dams Considered Bad?

You have probably heard many times that dams harm a house. This is mainly because dams cause shingles to loosen and gutter to tear off. In the end, all the snow and water will be poured into your house. You can expect peeled paint, stained ceilings, and mold growth with water in your house. Let’s learn more about their causes and prevention in the following sections.

What Causes Ice Dams

There are several main causes of ice dams. Let’s go over them:

  • Air leakage: One of the main causes of air leakage. If a lot of air is transported, this will warn the attic and cause melting.
  • Thermal bridging through the walls: If you have an older house, ice dams can be caused by poor insulation. These mostly occur in places where the roof and walls meet. When heat is transferred, it melts the snow and causes the water to leak inside the house.
  • Heat-causing lights: If you have a lot of lights and other equipment that cause heat, air leaks will worsen. The heat will pass through the bulbs and melt the snow.

How to Prevent Ice Dams

  • Thankfully, ice dams have solutions. Let’s go over some ways you can prevent them fast:
  • Freezing the water: If you decide to shovel or throw in salts, this will cause big damage to the roof and will be bad for you. Instead, to prevent the water from leaking, you can freeze it and quickly solve the problem.
  • Rake the dam: If you are in a situation where you have to act quickly, we suggest you rake the dam. Pull the snow off the roof and let the water run down. You will quickly realize that it will cause the temperature to change.
  • Long-term solution: If you would like to get rid of this problem permanently, you must have home inspectors inspect and identify the cause of the problem. Based on their report, they will refer you to a professional service that will allow you to live an ice dam problem-free life.

Looking For An Experience Home Inspection Service? Atlanta Property Inspection

A professional service is crucial to solving ice dam problems permanently. That is where we come in. With over two and a half decades of experience in this industry, Atlanta Property Inspection is at your service. With our community support, amazing customer service, experienced home inspectors, dedication, and affordable price plans, home inspection has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services or get more information on your next home inspection in Milton. What are you waiting for? Call us now.