RecallChek Services are Free with every IHI home inspection!

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Your family’s safety is one of the Atlanta Home Inspector’s top priorities. One way we provide peace of mind is through the service of RecallChek.  This service checks model and serial number information against a database of recalled appliances and alerts clients as well as agent of any new recalls that occur. The service is FREE. It is also provided for a lifetime. Even when you purchase  a new appliance, you can still receive the monthly reports. By providing the new appliance model and serial RecallChek will begin checking it for any recalls, as well.

 

Here are a few of the reasons Atlanta Home Inspections thinks it is important to offer this recall service FREE to clients:

 

Faulty heating equipment resulted in 1,520 civilian injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage in the last few years, according to the National Fire Protection Associaton.

 

Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually.” U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Recalled products are being recycled (so if concerned about the waste of parts or units, know that the salvageable portions are, and put to good use)

 

Our nation recorded approximately 6.5 recalls each day, according to studies conducted by Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration.

 

Be sure to ask if your home inspector provides this or a similar service to help protect your family and your investment.

 

 

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Atlanta Home Inspection Process is Non-Invasive

home inspection is a bright idea  The key word to remember during the Atlanta home inspection process is  “VISUAL”. The inspection process is non-invasive.  We do not pull apart, pry, move, or open items. Any sight of cracks in foundation, chimney, roof or any other major area of the home will be recommend to a professional for further investigation. We crawl under the house, walk on the roof, check plumbing, HVAC, electricity, exterior and interior walls.

Our Atlanta home inspection reports indicate either repair, routine maintenance or replace as options for items on the list. We are often complimented on our easy to read reports and the simpler language included to help everyone understand the findings.

 

Additional services can be added to any home inspection. Radon, termite and infrared testing  can instill peace of mind for new home buyers, agents, and sellers alike.

 

 

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Bricks – Energy Efficient and Value Enhancing

 

Dorothy, Toto and her cohorts followed the Yellow Brick Road, and it would seem that 60% of homebuyers are discovering that there is “no place like a Brick Home”.  The Atlanta home inspector  encounters brick homes that are still standing today, which were built hundreds of years ago. In fact, companies such as ACME Brick provide a 100 year limited Gurantee for Homebuyers.

Brick doesn’t rot, is energy efficient and enhances the resale value of a home.  Imagine not having to paint, caulk or stain. Not to mention, bricks will not burn, so fire insurance premiums are drastically reduced. The composition of brick keeps your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Sometimes Atlanta Home Inspections will encounter a situation that will require further assistance from a structural engineer, but with bricks, that is more rare.

Today, you can shop online for various patterns and colors of brick. Some websites offer  more than 1000 syles and offer a side by side comparison of brick versus other cladding choices. However, the most popular method of brick shopping is through a vendor, who will provide samples for you to view before purchase.

Consider all the options when building, buying or selling your home. Brick exteriors enhance resale values possibly by 6% or more.

If you have a brick exterior (or any other form of cladding) call IHI Home Inspections for your buying, selling, or renovation inspection needs. Conveniently click at htt://www.ihihomeinspections.com anytime day or night 24/7, 365. If you prefer speaking with someone to schedule your inspection, we can be reached at 404-788-2581. Make sure to inquire about promotions and special discounts. We serve Cherokee County, Georgia and surrounding counties. Canton home inspections, Woodstock home inspections, Marietta home inspections and Kennesaw home inspections - just to name a few of our home inspections in Atlanta, GA service area.

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Home Inspector in Atlanta shares “How To Clean A Cutting Board”

Cutting board germ-freeAs a home inspector in Atlanta GA, we see all kinds of things in the homes we inspect…. some places make us think twice about eating after we leave there.  So when we ran across the following article, we thought we would share it as a great way to keep your own home a little less germy!

Germ studies show that a kitchen cutting board carries up to 200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

This is because homeowners clean their bathrooms with fervor, while only “rinsing” down parts of their kitchens.

In failing to disinfect cutting boards (among other kitchen mainstays), homeowners in Atlanta and everywhere else leave untouched a prime bacteria breeding ground, and may be getting sick as a result.

According to the CDC, 48 million Americans get sick from food-borne bacteria each year. 

If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your kitchen cutting board, here are some tips on how to do it properly.

Homeowners with plastic cutting boards will have an easier go that homeowners with wooden cutting boards. If your cutting board is plastic, just place it in the dishwasher with dishwasher detergent. If your dishwasher has a “sanitize” feature, be sure to select it.

If your cutting board is made of wood, or another material that may crack and/or splinter in a dishwasher, follow these steps instead :

  1. Prepare a solution of natural dish soap and hot water.
  2. Without submerging the cutting board, scrub it with the solution.
  3. Towel dry the board and allow it to air-dry until completely dry.
  4. Apply a thin layer of undistilled white vinegar to the board surface either by spray can or paper towel.
  5. Allow the vinegar to sit for 30 minutes, then wipe clean.

For preventative care, you should also consider using separate cutting boards for meats and for fruits and vegetables. This can prevent cross-contamination. In addition, purchase a food-grade mineral oil and apply it to your wooden cutting boards regularly.

The kitchen is among the “germiest” places in your home. With extra attention, though, you can help keep it as bacteria-free as possible.

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 & Bonnie 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. 

I am purchasing a new construction home, should I get a Home Inspection before I move in?

As the home inspector Atlanta, our response is a definite yes; here is a few very good reasons why.
Having a new house inspected can make much more logic than getting an old house inspected. A three or four year old home is very similar to a home that has already been taken on a long test drive, most of the problems have already been discovered and repaired. Why not obtain a home inspector Atlanta to check out your new home?
Another thing you should take into consideration; the contractor is only responsible for the repairs for one year, if you have a home inspection when the house is new you will be provided with a punch list for the builder to follow and make all the necessary repairs before you even move into it.
Whenever you are moving into a new home the appliances, showers, sinks, bathroom toilets and fixtures have not been used to be sure they are working as they should or checked for leaks.
You may find small problems in any new home, but if some of them are neglected they will become major concerns in a short period of time. Primary contractors will provide you with a one year warranty with all new houses. Contractors want to take care of their customers well because it is the best way for them to maintain their reputation and get future referrals.
Here is a list of material to consider;
• Being able to identify any structural problems and have them repaired before the home has time to shift or settle.
• To find issues up front and have them repaired before the new home owner moves in.
• Finding poor workmanship before the owner decides they want to sell the home in the future.
• Offsetting any cost of undiscovered concerns to the home owner whenever they sell the house.
• Finding energy wasting things in the attic like missing insulation or improperly installed insulation
• Finding and reporting on incorrectly installed or leaking duct work or improperly working HVAC units.
• Any items that got damaged during construction can be repaired before the home is occupied.
Peace of mind is extremely important to my clients, knowing that everything has been looked at and any concerns are documented in a full Home Inspection Report, so the primary contractor will have a punch list to follow and use as a guide to make any needed repairs.

When choosing a home inspector Atlanta, make sure that you’re going to get a full and thorough home inspection.  Choosing to hire Cheap Charlie can maybe save you up to $100.00, but it can cost you thousands in the long run.  We have found in the past that the cheap home inspectors in Alpharetta don’t take an average of three to four hours to do a home inspection, not to mention the time it takes to write up the home inspection report.

Atlanta home inspector for atlanta home inspections When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough Atlanta home inspection from the Atlanta home inspector, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Cumming, Woodstock, 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 home inspection Atlanta 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.

The choice is yours, “Cheap Charlie” or “Thorough David” you decide.  If you want a thorough Atlanta home inspection for a reasonable price call us today at 404-788-2581, you’ll be glad you did.

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Do you choose where you build your home carefully

http://www.ihihomeinspections.com Smyrna home inspector discovers birds that are making a bird nest in the dryer vent on the outside of the home. I thought I would share this with you only because #1 I thought it was neat that I caught them in action, #2 most people don’t think about the safety and fire hazard that this seemingly innocent act is creating. When the dryer vent is clogged, it can over heat. When it over heats, fires happen. So make sure that you keep your dryer vent cleaned out.

If you want a through home inspector on your side when you’re buying a home,that will provide a through computerized home inspection report call us today 404-788-2581 or better yet you can now schedule your home inspections completely online at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com We provide peace of mind one home inspection at a time!

If you’re a home owner who wishes to simply maintain their home in the best possible manner call us today for a maintenance inspection to be done.

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When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough Atlanta home inspection from the Atlanta home inspector, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Cumming, Woodstock, 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. 

The choice is yours, “Cheap Charlie” or “Thorough David” you decide.  If you want a thorough Atlanta home inspection for a reasonable price call us today at 404-788-2581, you’ll be glad you did.

Services Provided: Atlanta Home Inspections, Home Inspection Atlanta, Atlanta Home Inspections, Radon Gas Testing, Radon Inspections Pool & Spa Inspections, Infrared Inspections, 5 Star Protection Inspections, Moisture and Leak Detection Inspections.

We build our business primarily through referrals we receive.  Please keep us in mind should you hear of anyone buying or selling a home.

We also provide State of the Art Thermal Imaging Services:

      • Got a leak you can’t find – we detect hidden leaks behind your walls!
      • Are you losing heating and cooling dollars – find out where with an Energy Scan!
      • Worried about your electric panel overheating – check it with an Electrical Scan!
      • Know a business owner with flat roof issues, repairs or about to be replaced – we can possibly save them thousands with Commercial Roof Scanning!

Visit us here:

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