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Entries from October 2010

Missing Plumbing Boot Found on a Charlotte Home Inspection

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Charlotte home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home Wilmore near Dilworth in Charlotte NC when he found a a leak in the attic near the plumbing vent.  After getting on the roof he discovered why there was a leak.  While performing the roof inspection he discovered there was no plumbing boot at the plumbing […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows Not to Put Grill Near House.

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Last winter while performing a home inspection in the university area of Charlotte NC, home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina discovered warped siding on the rear of the house near the back door.  It turns out that the homeowner had a gas grill there and it got so hot it melted/warped the siding […]

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Infrared Camera Reveals Moisture on a Charlotte Home Inspection

October 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin found a hidden moisture problem on the rear door near the garage.  The technology of infrared allows Home Inspection Carolina inspectors to see what other home inspectors can’t see.  This moisture was not visible to the naked eye but with an infrared camera shows it plain as day.  This need […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Uses Infrared Imaging to Find Missing Insulation

October 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Charlotte Home inspector Preston Sandlin was performing an inspection in Carmel Country Club in Charlotte NC when his infrared thermal imaging camera caught a cavity of missing insulation in the kitchen ceiling.  The infrared camer picks up thermal signatures.  when a home inspector uses an infrared camera he sees all the temperature of the surfaces.  […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Lead Paint

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Lead Paint was common in homes from 1950-1980. It was very common before 1950. Lead paint generally is not hazardous unless ingested or airborne particles from sanding are inhaled.  If houses are sold that were built before 1978 a lead based paint flyer should be supplied.  Lead poisioning can cause a myriad of health problems.  For […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Aluminum Wiring

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Aluminum wiring was used from the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s.  Expansion and contraction due to heating and coolingcan allow the wire to become loosein the terminals of breakers, switches, and outlets.Homes built with aluminum wiring before 1972 are 55 times more likely to have a fire hazard condition somewhere in the circuits than […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Polybutylene Piping

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Polybutylen piping was was used as plumbing material for residential plumbing from 1978-1995.  Total it was used for about 10 million homes.  It is usually grey in color and and has a dull finish.  The were two problems with the pipe.  First it deteriates from the inside out making it impossible to determine the condition […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals the No# 1 Cause of House Fire

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Download now or watch on posterous Clogged_Dryer_Vent_Found_on_Charlotte_Home_Inspection.AVI (16685 KB) Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a home when he found a dryer vent clogged with lent.  When the lent gets caught in the vent flaps it clogs and then more and lent starts to build up.  As this builds up heat builds up and […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Show How a Sump Pump Works

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Download now or watch on posterous Charlotte_Home_Inspector_Explains_How_a_Sump_Pump_Works.AVI (55244 KB)   Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a crawl space on a Charlotte home when he ran across a sump pump.  Fortunately this sump pump worked just fine.  In this video Preston ixpains how a sump pump works.  Sump pumps are in a […]

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Hi Tech Home Inspections in Charlotte NC

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Traditional home inspections are visual and home inspectors are not allowed, expected, or required.  This is to be expected though.  The buyers do not own the property yet and the sellers would not like it very much if you cut into their wall or did some other invasive procedure.  Almost all home inspections standards and […]

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