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Termite Inspection

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Mold Testing

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Radon Testing

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Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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08 2022

What You Need to Know About Aluminum Wiring in Your Home

Did you recently purchase or inherit an older property, and you’re unsure of the safety of its electrical system? At one time, aluminum wiring was extremely popular and can still be found in historic homes and office buildings across the US. Unfortunately, this kind of wiring material is extremely dangerous and should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid potential fires and other hazards. A quality home inspection can help you identify the presence of aluminum wiring and other potential problems. The professionals at Atlanta Property Inspections proudly offer premium services for local homeowners, businesses, and investors. If you have been searching for reliable home inspectors in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, then call our team to find out how we can help improve the safety of your property.

What is Aluminum Wiring?

Some electrical systems installed in the 1960s and 70s used aluminum as a material wiring. This became more common during this time because of the rise in copper prices. While aluminum was a more affordable alternative, it failed to provide the same level of safety and consistency as copper and is therefore not desirable.

Why Is Aluminum Wiring Dangerous?

While aluminum can conduct electricity, the material also has a lot of issues when used in electrical systems. Its softness makes it more vulnerable to damage, and it can become compressed and warped over time, leading to loose connections. Aluminum also expands more than copper and can oxidize at a faster rate. All of these conditions can combine to create a dangerous mix that can leave properties susceptible to chronic electrical problems and fires. This is particularly true for systems that have been haphazardly combined with the wrong materials over the decades. Aluminum wiring that is connected to the wrong outlets or receptacles can cause heat to build up.

How Can Property Owners Ensure The Safety of Their Electrical System?

The presence of aluminum wiring can be most easily identified by its silver or grey color. Homeowners can also check the wire coating for the words AL, which is usually printed on the sheathing. If you find aluminum in your system, or you’re unsure, then call an electrician right away. They will have the equipment and experience needed to thoroughly examine your system for aluminum wiring and other safety risks, so you can upgrade and repair problems quickly. This will help defend your house against fires and electrical dangers and will ensure that your system is more energy efficient.

Do You Need a Home Inspection for Your Atlanta Area Property? Give Us a Call Today

Have you been searching Google for dependable home inspectors in your area? Then there’s no need to wait. Instead, make sure that your property is safe from fire hazards by scheduling your home inspection today. Contact the team at Atlanta Property Inspections for more information or to book a time with home inspectors in Atlanta, Georgia, or any surrounding metro area community.