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Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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29 2023

Tips to Detect Swimming Pool Leak

Pool leaks are the nightmares of every homeowner. Besides the obvious waste of water, they can cause great pool damage and even cause structural problems if ignored. Additionally, the leak will show up on your water bills very annoyingly. As a homeowner, if you are suspicious of a pool leak, we will go over how you can identify them in this article.

Make Sure It’s Not Only Evaporation

The first thing to check for is evaporation. It’s only natural for a certain amount of water to evaporate over time. However, if more than half of the water is somehow "evaporating," this isn’t due to physics laws and certainly is related to a leak.

Water Bills

If you don’t notice any change in the water levels, this can be due to the automatic fill systems of the pool. They will quickly fill the pool when the water is lost, so you may not notice any abnormal evaporation sign. However, the leak evidence will certainly show up on your water bills. So, if you have increasing water bill costs, this is a big finding.

Tiles

Leak water will get under the tiles and will cause them to become unsettled and can even lead to cracks or falls. So, if you notice abnormally loose tiles or cracks on the tiles, this indicates a possible leak.

Abnormal Grass Growth

Abnormal grass growth around the pool area or even algae growth also indicates a leak.

Bucket Test

The most certain way to know if your pool leaks is by performing the bucket test. For this, you can get a bucket and fill it with water. Put the bucket on the step of your pool and ensure the water level inside and outside the bucket is the same. After this, mark the level inside and outside the bucket and wait one day. Later, compare the level of lost water. If the levels are the same, most likely only evaporation is happening. If the pool loses more water, then a leak is happening.

Dye Test

After ensuring that there is a leak, you may want to locate the leak. You can use food coloring. Go to the plumbing fixtures and put some food coloring somewhere near them. The coloring will go to the area of the leak. Getting goggles to see the route of the dye in a clear manner is a good option.

Do You Suspect You Have A Pool Leak?

If you are sure there’s a leak but are unable to locate it, or if you found the leak but aren’t sure about how to fix it, call the home inspectors of Atlanta Property Inspection. We can help you detect a leak and examine your pool during a home inspection process. We can also guide you to the professionals of pool care. With their professional equipment, they will be able to solve your problem in no time. Call us today to learn more.