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Entries from June 2009

Charlotte Inspector Tells How To Find A P-Trap If It Is Not Visible

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com During a recent home inspection in Waxhaw NC, a Charlotte inspector found a drain on a tub that had been added where the p trap was not visible. The problem on the home inspection is that there is no p trap visible. You could not find it without tearing up the floors. The builder [...]

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Tags: Plumbing Issues

Charlotte Inspetor Tells You How To Know When You Need A New Roof

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

While performing a home inspection in Chantilly, a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin noticed a roof that was in need of replacement. How do you know when you need a new roof? The following are some things that home inspectors typically look for. Leaking roofs, poor drainage, and clogged gutters [...]

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Tags: Roof Inspection Charlotte

Charlotte Home Inspector Tells How To Avoid A Dielectric Connection

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a house that had two different types of plumbing pipes in use. Fortunatuately the Charlotte homeowner did not have them connected directy to each other or he would have had a dielectric connection. What is a dielectric connection and how do you avoid it? If you put two [...]

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Tags: Plumbing Issues

Gastonia Home Inspector Finds A Buried Oil Tank

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com While performing a home inspection in Gastonia NC, Gastonia home inspector Prestion Sandlin found a buried fuel oil tank. What are the dangers associated with buried oil tanks? Buried oil tanks raise increasing environmental, safety, legal and economic concerns for home owners and home buyers because oil leaks underground or even within buildings can [...]

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Tags: Environmental Hazards

Gastonia Home Inspector Finds Termites

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Subterranean termites live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas aboveground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive “mud tubes” to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air. Termite colonies are organized into castes depending on tasks — workers, soldiers and reproductives. The characteristics of [...]

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Tags: Crawlspace Issues · Termites

Smart Grid Speaks To Charlotte Consumers

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

You may have heard recent news stories about investment in an electrical Smart Grid, but wondered, “What’s so smart about it?” Loosely defined, “Smart Grid” is a term used to describe investments and upgrades to the nation’s electrical grid, making it function more efficiently and in a more environmentally-sensitive manner. We all understand the effect [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Future Trends · Going Green

Charlotte Homes Wired For The Future

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The phrase structured wiring system is entering our lexicon as a way to describe wiring that will efficiently distribute a variety of data signals throughout the home. That sounds complicated but it refers to signals including cable television and phone, as well as Ethernet computer networks. This wiring system differs from previous schematics because of [...]

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Tags: Future Trends

Program Your Charlotte Home Thermostat Via The Internet

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

How smart is your thermostat? Probably smart enough to let you program temperature settings based on the weather and household activity for the week. But now, there is a thermostat that is smart enough to let you perform these functions via the Internet. A “smart thermostat”, (also known as a digital programmable thermostat) lets you [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Heating/Air Conditioning