When it comes to home inspections, trust no other company than Inspection Dr. Home Inspections, in Atlanta, GA. With over 10+ years of experience and over 1000+ residential home inspections. Hire our services today, and expect one of our experienced home inspectors to prepare your home inspection report with easy-to-read details.
Here are some of the items we check with your Home Inspection:
*Limited time only included w/ every home inspection: Infrared Thermal Imaging*
We provide you with the ‘information’ you need to make an informed decision about the property being inspected in a clear, concise and professional manner. We deliver a detailed, electronic report to all customers following the inspection usually within 24 hours.
We offer inspections Monday - Sunday
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Molds can cause mild to severe health problems in sensitive individuals when a sufficient number of airborne spores are inhaled. Some individuals are far more sensitive than others. The most common health effects associated with mold exposure are allergic reactions. Symptoms may include:
• Runny nose
• Eye irritation
• Aggravation of asthma
• Dermatitis (skin rash)
People at Greatest Risk
Infants, children, and the elderly are more susceptible to health problems attributable to molds. In addition, people with the following underlying health conditions may be more sensitive to molds:
• Individuals with allergies or existing respiratory conditions including asthma, sinusitis, or other lung diseases.
• Individuals with a weakened immune system (e.g., HIV patients).
• Recent organ or bone marrow transplant patients.
• Patients recovering from recent surgery and receiving chemotherapy or long-term steroid treatment.
How to Recognize Mold
Mold may be recognized by:
• Sight –They usually appear as distinctly colored woolly mats (e.g., mildew is black and is one of the most common molds in a household).
• Smell –They often produce a foul odor, such as a musty, earthy smell.
Inspection Dr. Home Inspectors perform a visual inspection to detect signs or conditions that may encourage mold growth. After that the home inspector performs an ‘environmental sampling’ in which two air samples are taken, one inside and one outside, for comparison. Depending on the inspection results other tests may be recommended.
The samples are obtained using scientifically calibrated equipment and filters. The air samples are analyzed by an AIHA accredited microbiological lab. The lab test results are included in the inspection’s personalized report to you the customer.
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction prior to your final walk-through with the builder’s customer service representative or superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on by either you or the builder depending on the builder’s policy. The home inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last-minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection, a completed report will be distributed to you within 24 hrs.
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
An infrared inspection can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots.
In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:
hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; and
water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.
IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:
circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
overloaded and undersized circuits;
overheated electrical equipment and components; and
electrical faults before they cause a fire.
In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:
heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;
damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
air-conditioner compressor leaks;
under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and
broken seals in double-paned windows. Home inspection in Lawrenceville, Home inspection in Atlanta and New construction in Atlanta
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State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, United States
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Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm