2013 Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon and 5K run

 

While some of us are focused on stuffing and cranberry sauce, others in the Atlanta area will be lacing up their sneakers for the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K.                 thanksgiving turkey

Runners meet at Turner Field Downtown Atlanta.  Make sure to enter the correct address into your GPS: 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta 30315.

 

Registration closes on Sunday, November 24th at 11:59 a.m.

To ensure your entry visit the Atlanta Track club website at: http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/marathonandhalfmarathon.htm

 

Whether you are running or feasting on Thanksgiving Day remember to give the Atlanta Home Inspector a call when you find the house you want to call home. 404-788-2581

 

 

 

Visit our website at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com to book your Atlanta home inspection today!

 

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Why CitruSolution for your Carpet cleaning in Cherokee County ?

Here are a few reasons why we are sure CitruSolution is the right cleaning service for your needs in North Cherokee County.

  • Cleans better and stays cleaner longer 

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CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning is Cherokee’s best choice for carpet cleaning, rug cleaning and upholstery cleaning, from residential homes, to house boats, to day care centers, to office buildings and churches, we can handle all your needs.  Call today to get an exact quote.  For business services, call today to have us schedule an appointment to come on site and provide an exact cost.

 

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5 Star Protection with Atlanta Home Inspector, David Lelak

Our goal is to provide clients with enough information to make a sound decision during the real estate process. Some of our clients have told us how appreciative they are of IHI Home Inspections services. Nathan asserts, “The Inspection was comprehensive and professional.” Also, Lance affirms, “All questions were answered and the written report was very detailed with pictures.”

We strive to continue providing excellent service and top-notch testing procedures during our Atlanta area home inspections.

One way to incorporate that philosophy within the Atlanta Home Inspection area is to offer a protection plan that covers every aspect of the home. Not only does that include walking the roof and entering the crawlspace and attic, but it also includes other vital services.  With our 5 Star Protection Plan you will recieve the following additional services:

Radon Monitoring

Termite Inspection

Electrical Thermal Scan

Moistue Thermal Scan

Whole house Thermal Scan (air leak detection)

90 day warranty

If you would like to include any of these services individually, IHI Home Inspections offers that option, too. Call 404-788-2581 or visit our website at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com to learn more about our scheduling and packaged services.

 

 

A Few Items the Atlanta Home Inspector checks under your home

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It is important, no matter the age of the home, to have a home inspection performed during a real estate transaction. Don’t assume that a brand new construction will not have any issues. The Atlanta home inspector sees many new constructions, as well as historic and typical home structures. It is not uncommon to find just as many issues with new builds as with the historic properties. Here are some items Atlanta home inspections looks for when underneath a home of any age:

 

  1. Moisture levels – Moisture levels underneath a home can help the Atlanta Home Inspector uncover issues from inside the home.  For instance, if there are signs of water damage below the area where the refrigerator sits, this could be an indication of a water line leak. Other important areas are underneath the toilets, sinks, tubs and showers – anywhere there could be a sealing or plumbing issue. However, moisture issues in the crawlspace are not limited to a leak. It could mean that the area just isn’t properly ventilated. This is a key element in the inspection, because a high moisture level contributes to wood rot and promotes the growth of mold and mildew. Span and load is the support system of the home. Buckling, breaking or rotting support systems can fail due to an elevated moisture level.

 

 

  1. Electrical – There should not be any loose wires dangling or strewn about within the crawlspace. Junction boxes should not be open and all wires should be properly contained. Loose, exposed wiring can not only electrocute someone, but possibly start a fire.

 

 

 

 

  1. Ductwork – Ductwork should be properly connected and supported. There should not be any kinks or binds in the connections to ensure proper airflow throughout the system. Also, the ductwork should be in place and not hanging, bulging, or gaping open.

 

 

 

  1. Wildlife – Wildlife evidence can be found underneath homes. Sometimes, the wildlife itself is found. Bugs that can threaten the structure of the home can be found and also snakes are sometimes present.

 

 

 

These are just a few of the items the Atlanta Home Inspection team will search for at your property. Remember it is important to be armed with information so that you and your client can make the best decisions moving forward.

 

Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website.

 

Inaccessible Areas During Home Inspections

 

  There are so many things to remember when you are purchasing a new home. It is easy to forget this or that when it seems like you have to remember one billion details about the process. This is why agents are great. They will help you through most of this stress. However, there is occasionally a bump or two in the road. One such bump that hinders the home inspection process is the lack of accessibility.

  Home inspectors visually survey the home. If we cannot get to an area that is blocked by furniture, locked, or turned off, then we cannot inspect that item. In order to provide a thorough report that reveals the full story, we must be able to access what we need to inspect.  We need to flush the toilet and run the sink water to check for drain or leak issues. We need to turn the lights on to see if they are functioning. We also check the range to make sure all burners are lighting and we run the dishwasher to make sure it is cycling. These are important items for you as a home buyer to know about.

  Imagine if we were unable to enter the attic. Most of us park our cars in the garage daily.

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In this photo we see that the attic entrance is in the garage. However, we were unable to enter the attic because the car was parked beneath the entrance. This is a crucial element in the process as we can check for many areas of concern: structure, leak, pest, HVAC, and even insulation levels. None of those items would get inspected if we couldn’t get to them.

  InterNACHI – the Internationl Association of Certified Home Inspectors – holds specific standards. The standard states, “The inspector is not required to move any personal items or obstructions, such as, but not limited to, throw rugs, carpeting, wall coverings, furniture, ceiling tiles, window coverings, equipment, plants, ice, debris, snow, water, dirt, pets, or anything else they might restrict the visual inspection.”  As a member of InterNACHI, we adhere to this standard. Our priority is to provide the most detailed and thorough experience for each client. So, it is imperative that we are able to access areas of the home while there.

 

 

 

Is your air conditioner energy efficient?

Heat Pump efficiency    Is your air conditioner shaded in the summer? The Atlanta Home Inspector notices natural vegetation shading (and sometimes overgowing) air conditioning units. However, just by simply providing shade to the unit, its life expectancy can rise.   The U.S. Department of Energy suggests that energy efficient landscaping can reduce temperatures around the home by up to 9 degrees.  Why not take advantage of natural insulators and shading?

Remember to trim the vegetation periodically to keep it from allowing insect and spoor growth, though. It will work best as a natural insulator and shade source when properly cared for and maintained.

 

There are also special room -darkening shades that will contain the room temperature within your home. This is another option for climate control. However, your geographic location may also play a role in your best options for keeping a cool space in the heat of summer. For dry humid regions there are special air conditioning units called evaporative units. However, in very humid climates standard heat pumps and air conditioning units can be found.

If you need the Atlanta Home Inspector to inspect your Atlanta home, Call IHI Home Inspections at 404-788-2581 or  Book your appointment online to receive a special discount http://www.ihihomeinspections.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log Home Retreats: What the Atlanta Home Inspector Looks for

Cabin in north georgiaWhile nothing can compare to the emotion, the ambiance, or the restorative nature of the mountains, there are a few contrasts to consider regarding the composition of your log home retreat.
We dislike spoiling your relaxation, so here are a few items the Atlanta Home Inspector suggests to keep in mind about your log home:
• Look to see if there is any timber rot or any sort of past water damage. Make sure to check the top, ends, and corners of logs.
• Fungus or mildew can appear on logs in dark streaks. Look for any indicators of this occurrence.
• Check all of the logs for gaps, but remember that a little cracking of your house logs is to be expected.
• Look for visible damage from insects, such as termites. Always look along the exterior walls, all of the overhanging roof trim, gable trim, and edges for little round holes made by carpenter bees, as well.
• Check your porches and decks – it is extremely common to discover water damage and mold underneath porches and decks, particularly if the flashing has not been installed properly. Also check to see that decks and porches are attached properly.
• Logs should not be touching the soil. A clearance of 12 inches would be recommended.
• Interior and exterior doors will indicate shrinking log walls. If doors are opening and closing properly – walls have not decreased in size.
• Rafters and framework especially where the roof surface area is situated on the log walls needs assessed to determine if there is at least a 18” or more overhang.

If you need assistance determining these aspects of your log home, don’t hesitate to enlist the services of a North Georgia home inspector. The Atlanta Home Inspector will record the findings in a computerized report and provide you with pertinent information to help maintain the conditions of your mountain escape.

Visit our website at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com to book your Atlanta home inspection today!

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We look forward to working with clients and agents during the real estate process. Experience the IHI Difference. 404-788-2581

Le Grande, A John Weiland Community – The Atlanta Home Inspector Exceeds Expectations during Home Inspection

Le Grande subdivision

            Le Grande Subdivision 3 Home inspections are not only important to us, but also to clients in the Atlanta subdivision of Le Grande. This prestigious John Weiland community      boasts new design concepts and spacious living conveniently located for the daily commute. It is our privilege to exceed the expectations of our clients through exemplary service and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on informing clients and agents, so that the decision-making process is seamless. To see what we do visit our youtube video site at: http://http://www.youtube.com/user/ihihomeinspections?feature=guide .     

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We look forward to working with clients and agents during the real estate process. Experience the IHI Difference. 404-788-2581

Le Grande Subdivision, a John Weiland Community in Atlanta!

David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections Interviewed by Local Radio Show

David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections was recently interviewed by Atlanta Real Estate Forum. To hear the interview click the link http://www.atlantarealestateforum.com/atlanta-real-estate-forum-radio-ihi-home-inspections-and-2013-home-design-trends-71924/    Within this interview you will learn the importance of home inspection services – even for newly constructed homes. Listen as David describes roof issues found at new home inspections.

     Call 404-788-2581 to schedule your next home inspection service. Visit our website at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com

    Make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, serving Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

10 items to help you prepare to sell your home

  Now that the new year is in full swing, you may be considering placing your home on the market. You may have already called an agent to represent you, and you may already be shopping for your new residence. It is important to assess your current home prior to any open house or client walk through, though.   If you want to maximize your top dollar and perhaps sell your property quickly, you may want to check out the Atlanta Home Inspectors  to do list:

1. Repair or remove screen doors with holes and tears

2. Pressure wash windows, sidewalks, and siding

3. Paint your front door and polish the doorknob

4. Pull weeds, seed bare spots, and lay down mulch

5. Touch up holes, dings and cracks in paint

6. Clean grout and re-caulk sinks, bathtubs and showers

7. Buy new cabinet hardware

8. Fix leaky faucets and toilets

9. Spray lubricant on squeaky doors

10. Get clutter into storage and out of the way

These may seem like no-brainers, but they are chores that are often overlooked. Hectic work and family schedules can keep homeowners from maintaining a residence. However, the simple little details will help sell a property.  Another idea to consider is a Pre-Listing home inspection  .  Any surprises can be found early and fixed, so that you can come closer to receiving your requested value amount on the home. Also by unveiling them in advance, they can be used as negotiation tools.

Do us a favor if you or someone you know is about to buy that perfect home, please recommend us to them. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website.