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Reviews

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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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 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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10 2024

Managing Risk While Inspecting Older Homes

The value of home inspections in the real estate industry is immeasurable, especially when it comes to older homes. Older homes have hidden problems that require a professional eye beyond their aesthetic appeal. An extensive inspection is essential because as homes and other buildings age, problems can arise that range from obsolete electrical systems to structural weaknesses. Knowing how important these assessments are can help people make wise choices that will protect and extend the life of their older home assets. Since these assessments are quite essential to homeowners, it's important for home inspectors to know what they're dealing with when inspecting an older home. Therefore, in this article, we will mention some of the common issues you will find when inspecting an older home and how you can handle the risks of these homes effectively.

Foundation Evaluation

Due to its increased susceptibility to foundation problems, including settling and cracks, a comprehensive inspection is essential. Since many homes were built using different methods compared to today's, a strong foundation is needed. So, as a home inspector, concentrating on spotting any indications of structural compromise would be beneficial. For example, the presence of cracks or signs of uneven settling may indicate that the foundation of the house is having issues.

Systems

There are expiration dates on a home's essential systems and components, for example, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. If an HVAC system is there at all in these types of homes, it is frequently broken. Outdated electrical systems, such as knob-and-tube or aluminum wire, may still exist in older homes. Due to their potential for danger, these systems need to be inspected carefully. Similarly, due to common problems, including leaks, corrosion, pipe deterioration, and blockages seen in homes, evaluating the aging plumbing infrastructure in older houses is crucial. These expert inspections may also reveal the existence of dangerous materials like asbestos insulation or lead piping, which brings us to the next topic: hazardous materials that are frequently found in old homes.

Hazardous Materials

Since the health effects of materials like asbestos and lead paint are relatively recent, many older homes include these materials in various parts of the house. So, as a professional home inspector, it would be good for you to locate asbestos-containing materials, evaluate their condition, and give homeowners or future homebuyers important information for a safe environment.

Additional Tips

As a home inspector, knowing that inspecting older houses might require more time than a recently built home would be beneficial for you so you can schedule the inspection. Telling your clients about the difficulties that come with older properties is also an important part of the inspection. Sometimes, with these properties, your ability to inspect certain parts of the house might be limited, and being clear about this both on the report and telling the clients is also quite important.

Solution To Your Worries

In order to guarantee a property's safety, structural integrity, and general condition, home inspections are essential, especially for older homes. These inspections offer a comprehensive assessment that helps homeowners discover possible risks and take preventative measures to solve the problems. So, if you are looking for reliable home inspectors in your area, we are lucky to tell you that Atlanta Property Inspection offers home inspection services. Call us today to learn more about us.