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Entries from September 2011

Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals Improper Doors

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Weddington NC when he noticed the doors to the unfinished attic area were hollow and does not have insulation.  hes is causing the energy costs for the house to be way more than it needs to be.  All doors to unfinisd area or to the [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows Energy Loss with Infrared Camera

September 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin uses his infrared camera to show energy loose around a window AC unit.  This pictirue was taken in the Winter and you can see the heat (represented by the lighter color escaping around where the AC window unit is installed.  We recommend taking this window unit at least during the Winter [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Major Structural Issue

September 26th, 2011 · No Comments

While inspecting a home in in North Charlotte Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin found a girder that had been cut to make way for a toilet drain line.  This was really bad because this girder is a double and bears a lot of weight.  Now this girder has been seriously compromised.  by the person [...]

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The Biggest Mistake Buyers When Purchasing a New Home

September 24th, 2011 · No Comments

What is the biggist mistak tha buyers make when purchasing a new home?  It is choosing the wrong home inspector and getting stuck with the money pit.  So how do you avoid this mistake and choose the wright home inspector? 1. Find out how long the inspector has been in business.  A bad home inspector [...]

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September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Problem in Crawl Space

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Charlotte NC when he discovered a an exhaust vent fan depositing into the crawl space coming from the bath vent fan.  Let’s think about this for a second.  The reason you have a bath vent is to take hot moist air or steam out of [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains How Infrared Works

September 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Infrared actually means “below red”  in the color or wavelength spectrum.  You see everything reflects or gives off wavelengths and infrared captures those in the way of temperature.  So basically the infrared camera measures the surface temperatures of thing.  While reading these temparatures it shows on the camera in a color gradient according to the [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows a Bad Leak

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

106_0536.MOV Watch on Posterous Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home when he found some really bad leak damage.  There was a bathroom above this ceiling and theleak had gone on for awhile until it actually came throught the ceiling.  If you start to see a leak stain in your ceiling don’t take [...]

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What Does Carpenter Ant Damage Look Like

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

106_0538.MOV Watch on Posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Lake Wylie Sc when he came across some carpenter ant damage.  Carpenter ants damage wood that already has moisture damage.  They shell it out and nest in it.  Typically you can spray most pesticides to get rid of carpentar ants but [...]

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Improper Support Found on Charlotte Home inspection

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in Clover SC when he found some very questionable supports or piers at the front of the house.   As you can see by this picture of scrap wood, block, tool box and a brick or whatever the person could get their hands on.  Piers should [...]

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