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Entries from June 2011

Charlotte NC Home Inspector Finds Fogged Window

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Indian Trail NC in June of 2011 when he noticed windows that at first glance look wet.  You can’t wipe the water off on either side of the window.  What is going on here?  There is moisture inside the window because the seal is broken.  [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Missing Insulation with Infrared Camera

June 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home in the  Myers Park section of Charlotte where an older elegant home had had an addition put on it.  The addition was nice but owners said it was always hot or cold.  Preston found out why using his infrared carera.  With his infrared camera that [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Moisture Damage Around the Front Door.

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments

As home inspector in Chtarlotte NC I find hundereds of problems a day and some of them are more common than others.  One of the most common that I find on many inspection is wood and trim damage.  This happen when the wood expands and contracts with changes in the weather.  When this happens moisture [...]

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How Do You Know if Your AC is Working

June 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Being a home inspector in Charlotte NC I get asked all the time “How do I know if my AC is working?”  or “How cold should an AC be?”  Well the answer is there should be a 15-20 degree differential from where the air goes in (return) to where the air comes out “(register).  For [...]

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Downspout Trouble Found on a Charlotte Home Inspection

June 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in Charlotte NC when he found some problems with the downspouts.  Appearantly they had been cut and rejoined.  The problem is though that they were joined with a ribbed accordian connector.  The ribs in the downspout are going to cause stuff to get caught and [...]

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