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Entries from November 2011

Is It Just Me or Do You Like a Little Privacy in Your Bathroom Too.

November 25th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte home inspectot Chip Sprague of Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a home in Davidson NC when he found a slight problem.  You couldn’t close the door all the way because the toilet blocked it.  Now I I know what your thinking.  Why don’t you just drop the pins out of the hinges […]

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Show’s How to fix Cracked Chimney Cap

November 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

How_to_Repair_a_Cracked_Chimney_Cap.wmv Watch on Posterous   Do you have cracks in your chimney?  This could lead to a situation where you could get leaks in your chimney.  In that case this video is for you.  Watch Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection show how to resurface the chimney cap.  You need to use mortar with fiberglass or […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals the No.1 Reason for HVAC Problems

November 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin finds a multitude of problems at most homes where he inspects most homes.  One of the most common problems he finds on HVAC systems is dirty filters.  When the filters are dirty they will clog and bend in.  When this happens dirty air is introduced to the system.  With this […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Dangerous Double Electrical Problem

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin found a dangerous situation on a recent Charlotte home inspection where he found two wires going into the same breaker causing a situation where the the wires could heat up and cause a problem.  Square D is the only breakers that are made to allow for two wires into one […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds bad Rafter

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Chip Sprague of Home Inspection Carolina found a bad rafter on a recent home inspection where the tin roof had been leaking for awhile.  The nail hole in the tin roof caused the leak that caused the moisture to come in and get to to the rafter.  If you have a tin […]

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Charlotte Infrared Inspector Finds Missing Insulation

November 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina can find missing insulation without opeening up any walls.  He does this by using and infrared camera.  In the picture above you can see that there is no insulation under the kitchen sink area.  This is a picture from Winter time and you can see the heat is escaping […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Uses Infrared Camera and Home Inspection Checklist to Find Hidden Moisture

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina use a home inspection checklist and an infrared camera to find hidden moisture damage.  By using an infrared camera to scan the interior and the exterior of the home Home Inspection Carolina can see things that can’t be seen by the naked eye.  Ussually this is […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Uses Home Inspection Checklist to Find Problems

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspectors Home Inspection Carolina uses a home inspection checklist to find problems on the houses they are inspecting.  By using a home inspection checklist their inspector are able to provide a thorough quality home inspection and keep a routine.  If you are having a home inspected make sure your inspector is using quality […]

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Reveal Dangerous Problem in Panel Box

November 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Home Inspection Carolina Inspector Matt Ciccolella was performing a home inspection recently in Charlotte NC when found a danger problem in the panel box.  The homeowner had double hitched or double lugged one of the breakers in the panel box.  If the breaker is not made for this and right now squared D is the […]

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Reveals Dangerous Deck

November 15th, 2011 · No Comments

When ever you have block supports under a house or under a deck the blocks should be turned in such a way that the hole are verticle and not sideways.  If the block is on its side that is actually the weak part of the block like you see on this picture.  This is an […]

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