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Entries from February 2011

Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Problems on New Home

February 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a multi million dollar home in Providence Downs South when he found multiple problems on the home.  If you notice this picture you can’t turn the hose bib because of the electrical box.  This electrical box shouldn’t be here anyway.  Water and electricity do not mix.  This is […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals the Cause of the Black Ring Around Your Carpet.

February 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin Has seen this many times while performing home inspections in Charlotte NC.  It is that balck ring around the carpet.  What causes this?  I am asked this all the time.  Is it mold?  Is it moisture? etc etc.  No it is dirt or debris that is in the air.  What […]

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Worst Deck Ever Found on Home Inspection

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous   Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home near Dilworth in Charlotte NC in which the listing agent assured him was in great shape he came across one of the worst decks that he has ever seen.  There were som many code violations on […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Gas Problem

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Recently Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was doing a home inspection whe he found a plunger over the drain.  Whe the plunger was removed there was a terrible smell.  It turns out that the “p” trap was missing on the drain.  The “p” trap holds water in the drain that keeps sewage gas fom coming […]

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How Do You Inspect a Hot Tub

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments

  How Do you inspect a hot tub?  Well the first thing is to check for leaks and cracks.  Most hot tubs are going to have a pump and a filtering mechanism.  all of the these need to be checked.  Water pressure should also be checked and all the various cycles of the pump and […]

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Do You Have Spingtails

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Springtails manage to get their name because of the forked tail, at the end of their abdominal area which will be curved below their very own body. This helps these tiny pests to spring frontward kind of like a small flea, hence the name Springtails. They happen to be small, whitish-gray or light shaded pests; […]

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Charlotte Home Inspection Reveals Missing Insulation With Infrared

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home in Weddington NC using his infrared thrmal imaging camera when he noticed a cold cavity between two of the ceiling joists.  There is a gap there where insulation was missing.  This was a good find because this area is not accessible from the attic.  Preston […]

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Should New Homes Be Inspeced

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments

  I am buying a new home, Should I get it inspected? As a home buyer you should always get a new home inspected.Getting a brand new home inspected may be more crucial than having an older home inspected. A house that has been lived in for a few years will usually have had any […]

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Should I Put In a Progrmable Thermostat

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Is putting in a programmable thermostat good for you?    A programmable thermostat can be one of the few smart items that will save you some money and creates comfort in the process. Depending on the size of your dwelling, they will often save you as much as fifty dollars per month on your  power […]

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What the Heck is Pex

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Dear Mr. Home Inspector  We intend to begin construction with a brand-new home this year and my builder told me he installed PEX inside the past 5 houses he constructed and advised we use it. Would you give us some information when it comes to plumbing the new house with PEX? Donna and Jim Dear […]

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