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03/16/2022
What is a Home Inspection Report?

At Atlanta Property Inspections, we are professionally trained and nationally certified to complete…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, 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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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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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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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.