Home Inspections

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GeorgiaSpec is the premier home inspection service provider of Northeast Metro Atlanta. Having performed home inspections for both sellers and buyers, new construction inspections, investment property inspections, and 45-day and 1-year Home Inspections for warranty

coverage. GeorgiaSpec Inspectors have built a reputation on performing high-quality home inspections with detailed inspection reports that provide our clients with the knowledge, leverage, and advantage in the competitive real estate market of Gwinnett County, Barrow County, Walton County, Hall County, Jackson County, Clark County, and the surrounding areas.

We understand that you are placing your trust in GeorgiaSpec inspectors to provide a detailed, competent inspection. It’s a responsibility we do not take lightly. Our professional home inspection service is intended to reduce your risk as a home buyer and reduce potential losses as a home seller. Our detailed home inspections and thorough inspection reports will make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful for buyers or sellers involved in the real estate process. We know home structures and systems more than anyone, but most of all we enjoy providing our clients with this experience and knowledge in a home inspection service that will protect and empower them to make safe informed decisions while going through the stressful process of buying or selling a home.
We encourage all of our clients to accompany us during their home inspection. But if you can’t be there you will be well represented in your absence. Rest assured that we document everything in great detail. We are available to answer your questions during the inspection and provide support and advice on your home long after the inspection is completed. Because all homes have some level of defects or deficiencies, your inspector will identify and report on both serious problems and smaller deficiencies. He will also make sure to distinguish between what’s serious and what’s typical. Essentially, we want to identify issues that can have a negative impact on the value and/or safety of your property. Our inspection process will help you to get the most benefit from the inspection buys increasing your understanding of the property thereby limiting your risk in the purchase.

You'll get a comprehensive report that is easy to understand. Everything identified during the inspection will be included in the report.

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.[1] n inspector will check the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other aspects of buildings looking for improper building practices, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, as well as some fire and safety issues.[2] However, it should also be noted that a home inspection is not technically exhaustive and does not imply that every defect will be discovered. A general list of exclusions include but are not limited to: code or zoning violations, permit research, property measurements or surveys, boundaries, easements or right of way, conditions of title, proximity to environmental hazards, noise interference, soil or geological conditions, well water systems or water quality, underground sewer lines and/or waste disposal systems, buried piping, cisterns, underground water tanks and sprinkler systems to name a few. A complete list of standards and procedures for home inspections can be found at NAHI, ASHI or InterNACHI or IHINA websites. A general inspection standard for all types of buildings can be found at the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE). 

A home inspector is sometimes confused with a real estate appraiser.

A home inspector determines the condition of a structure, whereas an appraiser determines the value of a property. Although not all states or municipalities in the U.S. regulate home inspectors, there are some professional associations for home inspectors that provide education, training, and networking opportunities. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an inspection to verify compliance with appropriate codes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

GeorgiaSpec abides by the Georgia Trade practice act (Chapter 3, Title 8) enacted in 1994. Georgia law requires home inspectors to provide written documents containing certain information with regard to inspections. This written document must include the scope of the inspection, including the structural elements and systems to be inspected, that the inspection is a visual inspection, and that the home inspector will notify, in writing, the person on whose behalf such inspection is being made of any defects noted during the inspection.

Home Inspection by GeorgiaSpec
GeorgiaSpec follows the InterNACHI international Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection

The Standards of Practice provide the minimum standards of performance for a written report 
on a residential home inspection performed by and for the exclusive use of members of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.
The Standards define and clarify the purpose, conditions, limitations, exclusions, and certain terms relating to an inspection. The purpose of the NAHI Code of Ethics is to maintain the integrity and high standard of skill and practice in the home inspection profession. These rules of conduct and ethics shall be binding upon the NAHI inspector.
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Radon

Radon

BASIC RADON FACTS

The U.S. Surgeon General recommends ALL homes be tested for radon gas.

What is radon, and why should my home be tested?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water that can build up to dangerous levels inside any home; this means new and old homes, well sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without a basement. Radon gas is odorless and invisible and the only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test for it.

Breathing radon can increase your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer for people who do. EPA estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the U.S. If you smoke and your home has a high radon level, your risk of lung cancer can increase even more.
Radon has been found in every state

Homes with high levels of radon have been found in every state. In fact, radon levels can vary greatly from home to home‐‐even levels next door can be very different. Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), a measurement of radioactivity. In the United States, the average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L. The average outdoor level is about 0.4 pCi/L. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend fixing homes with radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L. EPA also recommends that people think about fixing their homes for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L.

GeorgiaSpec Uses Radalink Radon Monitors

Having your home tested by GeorgiaSpec for RADON is easy and non-evasive. If your house has a radon problem, it can be fixed. Fixing a radon problem reduces the risk of lung cancer for you and your family.
The Radalink Monitors utilizes pulsed ion chamber technology. Ambient air passively diffuses into the chamber in which the radon atoms (as well as the subsequent polonium decay products) disintegrate, emitting alpha particles.
The alphas (positively charged ions) create bursts of additional ion pairs by knocking electrons from surrounding air atoms. Negative ions will pulse to the positively charged probe; positive ions will pulse to the negatively charged cylinder wall. The pulses are counted by the electrometer and stored hourly by the computer. Detector efficiency is computed by exposures to known radon concentrations to determine the pulse counts per hour per pCi/l.

Unlike open-cage ion detectors that can record spurious counts and severely bias the measurement, Radalink’s ion chamber is specially shielded to eliminate interference from vibrations, electrical line noise, cellular phones and microwave energy.
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and will use licensed subcontractors when required.
GeorgiaSpec Services All Brands and Models of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation Equipment.

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