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Entries from September 2010

Why Get a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

What are property inspectors? Property inspectors are people who have a look at your property, evaluate the highs and the lows of it and also highlight areas that need development, give you a cost estimate and get all the information they’ve gathered in a paper called a pre-purchase property inspection report. Aside from going quite [...]

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What Do Home Inspector Look For When Doing a Roof Inspection

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

A vital component of a complete home inspection is the inspection of the current roof. From the outside of the home, on a peaked shaped roof, your home inspector will be able to make a visual inspection from the ground. To get a closer look he or she may use binoculars. Every home inspection company [...]

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Why Should I Get a Home Inspection

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Pre-Purchase Buying a home is the single most expensive purchase most of us will ever make. For a few hundred dollars you can use the services of a home inspector to get a much better idea of the homes physical condition than you would otherwise have known. Most states require that the purchase and sales [...]

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Should New Homes Be Inspected

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Often a client will call and ask me why they should spend the money on a home inspection for a newly built home. After all, shouldn’t a brand new home be perfect? I have two words for those clients: Construction Oversight. Construction oversights are when in the process of building a home the installation of [...]

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Aluminum Shake Shingles

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Aluminum, imitation cedar panels are 4 feet long by 12 inches wide, and are packed in cartons (25 pieces per carton) that cover one square (100 ft.) . Each panel is fastened down with three nails, and in areas where high winds are prevalent, four screw shank nails that penetrate to a minimum of 11/2 [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Coat Hanger Used For Pipe Support

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

While performing a home inspction in Charlotte, NC, I found a coat hanger being used as a drain line support. Coat hangers have many uses but this isn’t one of them. Http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com Http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com Preston Sandlin Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575

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Home Inspection Carolina Is Using Infrared Cameras

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Home Inspection Carolina has recently added infreared scanning to there services. In this videa Preston Sandlin demonstrates how this camera works. It allows you to see things that are invisible to the naked eye. Home Inspection Carolina has added infrared imaging and scanning to there home inspection services. Infrared sees heat and thus allows you [...]

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Invisible Leak Found on a Charlotte Home Inspection with Infrared

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

A plumbing leak was recently found in a masterbedroom from a infrared scan the Home Inspection Carolina did. Home Inspection Carolina has added infrared imaging and scanning to there home inspection services. Infrared sees heat and thus allows you to see things that aren’t visible to the naked eye. When you do an infrared scan [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspection Company Supports Breast Cancer Research

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC inspectors will be wearing pink for the month of October.  We will also be giving 25 % of our net for that month to Breast Cancer Research.  You have no idea how hard it was to get these "good ole boys" to wear [...]

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips to make Your House Ready for Winter

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

As we see the fall season is coming with shorter days and falling leaves, it’s time to get your home ready for the winter. Fall home care involves more than raking leaves and storing garden furniture/equipment. It requires attention to your roof and gutters, your foundation, faucets and windows, and even your ceiling fans. Even [...]

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