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Charlotte Home Inspector Discovers Leak Around Flue

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

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Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Waxhaw when he noticed a bucket under the elbow of a flue pipe in the attic.  What is happening is that water is coming down between the flue flashing and the flue.  There is some caulk there but it is obviously failing because water is leaking down and when it gets down to the elbow it was dripping down on to the ceiling and creating a stain.  The home owner noticed the leak because of the stain.  They put a bucket there for a temporary fix but this cannot be considered a permamant fix.  They are going to have to reseal this flue.

Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC has been on HGTV My First Sale.  He has also been interviewed by Fox News and is a regular on “Your Real Estate Today” on WBT radio program.  He has also taught home inspection continuing education classes for realtors.  He has been performing, teaching and consulting home inspections for over 15 years. Home Inspection Carolina has over 10 home inspectors and over a 100 years of combined experience in home inspection and construction. They perform home inspections, termite inspections, Radon testing, and infrared scanning in Charlotte, Gastonia, Waxhaw, Monroe, Matthews, Concord, Huntersville, Denver and many surrounding areas.  Call Home Inspection Carolina and let them put their experience to work for you

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