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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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15 2023

The Hidden Dangers of Radon

In the environment, Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas. It is a result of the decay of elements like uranium and radium. As these elements break down, they release Radon. As you may already remember, these elements are radioactive, naturally making Radon radioactive. And one thing you should know about radioactive elements and gases is that they are associated with significant health problems, the most prominent being cancer. Radon is shown to have a significant positive correlation with lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, smoking is the main risk factor for lung cancer, responsible for160,000 cancer deaths in the U.S.. However, lung cancer is also seen in people who do not smoke, and according to EPA, the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers is Radon. Additionally, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Each year, Radon is thought to cause 21,000 deaths from lung cancer.

How Does Radon Accumulate In Our Homes?

Being exposed to Radon outdoors isn't a big issue since it's in the environment and disappears in the enormousness of the atmosphere. However, it is a problem indoors. Especially nowadays, people are trying to make their houses air sealed to save energy, and this causes the Radon to be trapped and accumulate over time. You and your family have no choice but to inhale this toxic gas. Particularly in basements, radon gas can accumulate to very harmful levels, and chronic exposure to this gas can have detrimental effects.

Safe Levels Of Radon

So how will you know if your home has safe levels of Radon? Well, saying there's a certain safe dose for Radon would be wrong. The only way to ensure that you are completely safe, there shouldn't be any exposure to Radon at all, which is unrealistic because Radon is very widespread. However, if your home has 2-4 pCi/L, EPA advises to consider radon remediation. If the number is above 4, fixing your home is definitely suggested. If out of 1,000 people who never smoked were exposed to 4 pCi/L of Radon, about seven people could get lung cancer. Naturally, the probability increases with increasing levels of Radon.

So, if the radon gas is tasteless, odorless, and colorless, how will you know that your home has dangerous levels of Radon? You can't unless you call the professionals of a home inspection company for radon testing.

Additional Facts You Need To Know

Remember that every house has different radon levels, so the low radon levels in your neighbor's house doesn't mean that it will be the same for you. Additionally, know that just because you contacted a professional for a radon test 5 years ago doesn't mean the radon levels in your home are still the same. Nearly one of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level.

Professional Radon Testing In Atlanta Region

At Atlanta Property Inspection, our nationally qualified home inspectors use modern technology and the latest equipment to find Radon. We offer radon testing along with home inspection, mold, and termite inspections. Contact our helpful staff to learn more about radon testing today and schedule your appointment.