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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 2022

Mold Inspection: A Complete Guide

Let's start with what mold is. It's a type of fungus that produces through particles called spores. These spores tend to float in the air. They stick and spread when they find the right surface that provides the essential environment. That's when they become more dangerous. People who live in humid environments probably have a lot of experience with mold because it loves damp and humid conditions. Unfortunately, mold is associated with various health disorders, especially in the upper respiratory tract. The worst part is mold is good at hiding itself. That's mainly because it likes dark spaces. So, most of the time, it will go unnoticed by the homeowners until there's visible structural damage or constant allergies. A good way to avoid these property damages and health problems are by hiring professional home inspectors for a mold inspection.

The Process

Following is a common mistake many homeowners fall for: you see mold on a certain surface and try to clean it with agents like chemicals or detergents, and when the surface seems clean, you assume the mold is gone. Unfortunately, that's not true. That's why the diagnosis of mold should be left to professionals. During the examination, the inspector looks for common places suitable for mold growth. Additionally, they will ask you questions like if your house experienced any water damage previously that might've caused moisture in various parts of your home. So, they will try to get to the source of the moisture and eliminate that. Moreover, they will perform certain tests to ensure your home is safe in terms of air quality. If you don't see any visible mold but experience constant irritation with your eyes, nose, or other upper respiratory tract parts, or have yearlong allergies, calling a professional is a good idea.

Prevention of Mold

The best way to prevent mold is by keeping the air dry. If the air inside your house is dry, mold will not find the conditions to survive and reproduce. To keep the air dry, you can use a dehumidifier and a hygrometer to monitor the humidity levels in your home accordingly. Only partially depend on A/C and fans in your house for air circulation. Regularly open your windows and let proper air circulation take place. With the help of the experts in home inspections, try to find the source of moisture and, with the help of plumbing professionals, fix any leaks. Finally, when buying cleaning products for kitchen and bathroom services, choose ones that also have mold-killing qualities.

Before Buying a House…

Checking for mold is also one of the most important things before buying a house. Sometimes, during the step of home inspections in Suwanee, GA, mold can be overlooked, but buying a house with unresolved mold issues will create long-term problems in the long term. However, this will not be the case if you hire a professional inspector of Atlanta Property Inspection. Our team will provide you with the necessary tests and samples and advise you on the mold removal. Call us today to learn more about us!