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Entries from September 2011

Charlotte Home Inspector Uses Infrared to Find Energy Loss

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin uses thermal infrared cameras to scan houses during home inspections allowing Home Inspection Carolina to see things that other home inspectors can’t.  Take a look at this picture and you can see the cold spots at the top of the wall where energy is being lost.  What has happened here […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Provides Maintenance Videos in Reports

September 16th, 2011 · No Comments

609_cape_ct_rock_hill_sc_29732.PDF Download this file Charlotte home inspection company Home Inspection Carolina has started putting home mainteneance videos in their home inspection reports.  When you buy a house they don’t come with intstruction manuals.  You usually get owner manuals with all your appliances but not with hole house.  At Home Inspection Carolina we have tried to […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Starts Providing Recall Check

September 16th, 2011 · No Comments

We’re taking it to a whole new level here at Home Inspection Carolina…as of September 19th, when you get a home inspection from home inspection Carolina you not only get our superior inspection and 90-Day Warranty, you also get RecallChek, the manufacturer’s recall reporting service. Here’s how it works:  we take down the make and […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals High Levels of Radon in New Charlotte Condos

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Recently high Radon levels have been found in some new Charlotte NC Condos even on high up floors.  Since Radon come from the decay of radio active material in the ground, how can this be posssible?  First a I think an explanation of what Radon is in order here. You can not smell or taste […]

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Infrared Thermal Camera Reveals Missing Insulation on Charlotte Home

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Weddington NC and using his thermal infrared camera when he boticed some cold spots in the ceirling.  Sure enough the cold spots correspond to missing insulation.  The infrared camera gives you a reading of all the surface temperatures.  What the inspector looks for is an […]

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Home Inspection Reveals Problems on Bank Owned Property

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

In the past 4 years inspecting foreclosures has gone from about 5% of our business to about 50%.  We used to cringe every time we saw a foreclosure or short sale on thr books to be inspected.  Today it is just business as usual.  The problems with REO’s foreclosures and short sale are that since […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Participates in Homes for Heroes

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin is participating for the “Homes for Heroes” program for Veterans, police, fire fighters, and teachers.  This is a program where these heros of our community get help buying a home at a dicount.  It is the least we can do fo all these folks do for us.  Preston just attended […]

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Broken Window Found on Charlotte Short Sale Inspection

September 8th, 2011 · No Comments

  Home Inspection Carolina has gone from doing one or two forcloshures a month to over a hundred foreclosures or short sales a month.  There are a few things that you really need to check on foreclosures.  One thing is mold because the power has been off for awhile and the air has not been […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals Dangerous Leak Potential

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments

While performing a home inspection in Weddington NC, Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin identified a dangerous leak potential in this roof’s attic.  This is the catch under a water heater.  The problem here is that is missing the rubber gasket on the inside of the pan where the overflow drain pipe connects.  Since there is […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Uses Infrared to Find Missing Insulation

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin has added a new tool to Home Inspection Carolina’s Inspection Services.  They have added Infrared Thermal Imaging Scanning. With Infrared you scan the surface temperature and you look for anomalies.  Usually when there is some sort of anomaly there is something going on that needs to be investigated furter.  It […]

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