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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.