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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06 2022

What Do Radon Levels Mean?

When radioactive elements like thorium, uranium, or radium start decaying in various parts of the earth, radon (a gas) will be produced. Unfortunately, by nature, radon is a radioactive gas and is found in the atmosphere at trace levels. Most of the time, radon isn’t very harmful outdoors, however, when it enters to various buildings like homes, workplaces, schools, and markets, it gets stuck, and when this happens, people inside are constantly exposed to radon. This situation is quite risky because, after smoking, radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer incidences and is predicted to be the cause of death for about 21,000 people in the United States every year. Unfortunately, radon is odorless and colorless, so many people don’t know that they are regularly exposed to radon. Regular testing is the only way to ensure you are exposed to radon.

How To Test Radon?

To test the radon levels in your house, you can either get a test kit from a store or hire professional home inspectors for radon testing. If you choose to do it on your own, you have two options: short-term kits and long-term kits. Usually, short-term kits take between 2-90 days, and long-term ones take longer. Naturally, a long-term kit will be more reliable.

Interpreting Your Results

More than 4.0 pCi/L

This level indicates your home is not a safe place to live in because the radon amount is very high. To treat this condition, you can hire a professional home inspection company to learn more about how to solve this problem.

2.7 to 4.0 pCi/L

This level isn’t as dangerous as the previous one we mentioned. However, it is still wise to receive professional advice and install a radon mitigation device. 

2.7 or less pCi/L

The amount of radon found in the everyday environment is about 0.4 pCi/L. So, this radon level usually poses no risks and is considered low.

Here are some of the ways you can make your home a safer place to live by minimizing radon exposure.

  • If members of your household are smoking, it will be a good idea to quit because radon, combined with the effects of smoke, will make your house a potential place for lung cancer.
  • Make sure there’s proper airflow inside your house. Frequently open windows and turn on ceiling fans.
  • If you have any openings in certain parts of your house, like walls, ceilings, or floor, fill them.
  • If you are buying a new house, ask about installed devices that protect from radon.

Reliable Home Inspection

Atlanta Property Inspection is at your service if you decide to hire a professional for radon testing. You may need radon testing for various cases, like before moving into a new house, before any major renovations, or before selling your home (because it will be a wise investment to know if you need a radon mitigation device). We are ready to take care of the whole process for you and will give you advice on your options if the radon levels in your house are high. If you have any questions about the home inspection process or about our company, we will gladly answer them. Call us today!