Termite Inspection

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!