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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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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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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 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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.