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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
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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01 2022

Things to Look For When Buying an Old House

If you are a fan of classical architecture's charm and aura, we understand your interest in an older house. They carry a deep memory with elegance and have many parts modern homes lack. As pretty as these houses are, they can come with specific problems you may have to deal with later. So, when you're trying to stick to your budget when buying the house, you may pay a lot more than you planned because of the repairs. This article will cover some parts of the old house you should carefully examine before buying.

Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral. In the past, it was used commonly for insulation purposes and as a flame retardant in houses. However, advanced research shows that asbestos is very damaging to the respiratory tract and even causes lung cancer. Because of the necessary proof that showed asbestos's harmful nature, EPA banned the usage of it in applications and building materials, but this was in the late 1980s, and houses with existing asbestos products weren't required to remove them. Since many people need to learn what asbestos looks like and where to look for it, it might be a hard decision before moving into a new house. However, a professional home inspector will be able to detect where asbestos is and will guide the removal process.

Foundational Problems

The foundation of a house is what makes the house stand. Everything related to the house sits on the foundation, so it must be addressed immediately when there's a problem. Due to the age of the older homes, it is normal for the foundation to be sunken or damaged. A home inspector should carefully examine the foundation and tell you about the needed repairs. Sometimes the problems are minor, but if they are more serious, you may need extensive damage repair, which will be pretty costly. So, before buying a home, let your inspector inform you about the situation and decide based on that.

Plumbing And Electrical Systems

The electricity needed for various applications 70 years ago differs from today's electricity needs. So, most of the older homes need the necessary features to tackle the electricity requirement of our modern devices. A most common type of wiring up to the 1930s was the knob and tube wiring, a system unsuitable for modern electricity usage. Besides, this system creates constant fire hazards. Therefore, you would need to renew the house's electrical system. Similarly, the plumbing system of older homes tends to be damaged and can create severe water damage risks, which would ruin a lot of portions of your house and be very costly. In conclusion, a home inspector should check your plumbing and electrical systems and give you a cost estimate for renewing these systems.

Essential Step- Home Inspection

We know that buying a historical piece is an exciting and important event; however, knowing which parts of this property need repairs is even more critical. Since many points may escape your eye before buying a house, you should hire a professional home inspection company like Atlanta Property Inspection. We will do our best to ease your mind before starting this new and exciting chapter of your life. This way, you know the cost of the repairs beforehand and will stay within your budget. Call us today to learn more.