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Problems with Galvanized Pipes

March 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

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Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explains the problems with galvanized pipes. Galavanized pipes rust from the inside and cause the pipes to constrict restricting the water flow. In older homes you might see a reduced water flow and some rusty water. It usually happens to the hot water first. If you have any questions about galvanized pipes or home inspections please call Home Inspection Carolina.

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains the Hazards of Aluminum Wiring

March 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

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Single strand aluminum wiring was used during the time of the Vietnam War. The problem with this wiring that was used in the 60′s and early 70′s is that it will heat up and arc where it is connected. They could also heat up and create a fire hazard because the breaker wouldn’t trip. There are fixes for single strand that mostly involve some type of pigtailing. If you have any questions about aluminum wiring or home inspection please give us a call (704) 542-6575

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Polybutylene Plumbing

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

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If your house was built in the 80′s there is a really good chance you have polybutylene piping. In this video Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin explains the problems associated with polybutylene plumbing and some possible remedies for it as well. If you have any polybutylene questions or home inspection questions please call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Talks Termites

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

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Have you ever wondered what termite damage looked like? Have you wondered if your house might have termites. Watch this video by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina to learn all about termites and termite damage.

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How to Fix High Moisture in Your Crawl Space

March 18th, 2015 · No Comments

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If you have high moisture in your crawl space typically characterized by a moisture level of over 20% you have to get that moisture level down. There are two schools of thought on that; Ventilated vs. sealed crawl space. In this video Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explaint the two schools of thought on getting rid of the moisture in your crawl space and when you should apply each one

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains How to Replace a Toilet Lid

March 17th, 2015 · No Comments

<>http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Do you you need to replace the toilet seat or lid on your toilet. It’s not that hard but there are some steps involved that. Watch this video to see what you need to do. If you have any questions about replacing a toilet seat or home inspection questions call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Termites

March 17th, 2015 · No Comments

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http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explains termites including the most likely place to find termites. Preston explains where termites come from and way that you treat for termites. If you have any termite questions or home inspection question please call Home Inspection Carolina at 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com

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How to Fix a Dripping Faucet

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments

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>Join Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina as he talks about how to fix a faucet that drips. Dripping faucets are annoying and wasteful. The drip causes an increased water bill and is annoying. If you have the necessary tools and can identify the problem you can fix it yourself. In this podcast the home inspector will tell you how to fix ceramic and compression water faucets, ball faucets, cartridge faucets and ceramic disk faucets. If you would like to save money on your water bill and save yourself a headache listent to this podcast.

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How Thermal Infrared is Used in Home Inspections

March 7th, 2015 · No Comments

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http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains how they use thermal infrared cameras to find things that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC uses thermal infrared cameras to add value to their clients inspection. If you need a home inspection or have a home inspection question call Home Inspection Carolina at 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com

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Ten Ways to Get a Cleaner Home Inspection Report

March 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

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1. Confirm gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burning.
2. Ensure pets won’t hinder inspection. Tell Realtor about cats or other animals to be kept inside.
NOTE: Kenneling or taking the pets to the spa for the day is recommended.
3. Replace any burned out light bulbs.
4. Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if needed.
5. Clean or replace dirty HVAC Air Filters. Verify filters fit and are properly secured.
6. Move wood, stored items, high soil lines or debris away from foundations perimeter walls or crawl space.
7. Unlock or remove locks from any items the inspectors must access:
• Gates on fences
• Attic Access Hatches or Doors
• Electric Service Panels
• Special Closets
• Crawl Space Hatches, for pier-and-beam construction

8. Confirm areas and components are accessible by removing items blocking access to:
• Electric Service panels
• Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment
• Water Heaters
• Ground-fault Circuit-interrupters (GFCI) receptacles or devices
• Attic or Crawl Space Hatches, NOTE: remove items that might restrict movement in attic or crawl space.

9. Trim tree limbs away from the roof covering and trim shrubs away from the exterior walls to allow access.
10. Repair or Replace broken, damaged or missing items:
• Door knobs, locks & latches
• Window glass, locks, screens
• Smoke or carbon monoxide alarms
• Light fixtures and bulbs
• Anti-siphon devices on exterior faucets
• Rain gutters & downspouts
• Chimney flue caps

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