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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.