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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
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WOW! I can't even make this story up. In this very crazy market (June 2021) it seemingly takes 2 week closing (sometimes with *0* days due diligence!) to purchase a home. Anyway, Frank came recommended by another very reputable inspector, and I was fortunate he came!! The home we were looking at for my mother was a 1975 build and within 1 hour of the inspector being there a FIRE from an electrical panel broke out! Frank contained the fire, and was SO calm, had his team address the matter, was in touch with the agent and homeowner. He said in over 20+ years of him inspecting homes nothing like this had ever happened. Anyway the inspection was VERY thorough and Frank handled all matters very professionally. We will be working with Frank and his team on any home inspections in the future. I highly recommend!

Brigitte Chloe
Dunwoody, 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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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.

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Suwanee, GA
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16 2022

Newer Homes Have Many Benefits (PART 2 OF 3)

Newer homes can offer home buyers several benefits over older homes, most notably energy efficiency improvements and safety upgrades.  Energy efficiency has been a common goal in newer construction, and there have been significant improvements in construction standards and equipment requirements to lower energy costs. In addition, there have been a number of safety changes that affect several areas of safety, including fire safety, child safety, and electrical safety.

In Part One of this three part series, we considered some of the Energy Efficiency improvements when looking at newer homes. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the Safety Improvements.

Safety Improvements:

1. Tamper resistant outlets have been required for several years now (since 2008) for newer homes or ones that have been remodeled.  This important child safety feature prevent children from getting shocked if a foreign object is inserted into the electrical outlet.

2. Carbon monoxide detectors are now required in newer homes or additions (since 2009 in Georgia).  This important device has been credited with saving many lives and should be installed inside every home regardless of age.

3. AFCI protection at the panel box is now required for additional fire safety.  Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt breakers protect the home from arc faults which can lead to an electrical fire.  Originally required for bedrooms in 2001, they are now required for multiple circuits throughout the home giving newer homes another layer of fire safety.

4. GFCI protection has been required, in various forms, since the 1970’s and provides protection to outlets in wet locations.  Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt outlets and circuit breakers protect the occupants from shock and possible electrocution in wet areas of the home such as sinks, tubs, and the exterior.  Many older homes do not meet the minimum safety standard for GFCI protection at these “wet” locations.  Newer construction homes now have many more locations that require protection including combination GFCI / AFCI for specific circuits in the home for an even greater level of safety.

5. Fire Safety has been improved with hard wired smoke detectors throughout the home including inside the bedrooms.  In addition, fire retardants are now used in carpeting, insulation and other materials.

We’ve covered Energy Efficiency and Safety Improvements. In the final post we’ll take a look and a few more considerations when looking at newer homes.

Review all the posts in this series:

  • Energy Efficiency of Newer Homes
  • Safety Improvements of Newer Homes
  • Other Considerations of Newer Homes

Call Atlanta Property Inspections now to schedule trusted home inspection services in your area.