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Entries from August 2012

Termite Damage Found on Charlotte Home Inspection

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Termite Damage was found today by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin on a band sill on a Waxhaw home.  This was found behind the dirt filled porch which is one of the most likely places to find termites on a dirt filled porch.  The reason this is such is likely spot for termites is because [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows What Hail Damage Looks Like

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a South Charlotte home and he found hail damage to the roof.  The question home inspector’s always get is how can I tell if I have hail damage?  There are a couple of different things to look for.  The first and foremost is the pitting of the [...]

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The Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals Hidden Termite Damage

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Waxhaw NC when he noticed some warped wood.  This warped wood was unusual because damage that looks like this is usually caused by moisture that is exposed to the weathers.  Well this damage was found up on the porch away from where moisture could get [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Solves Mystery Leak.

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was called when a bank was experiencing a very odd smell.  He used the thermal infrared camera to locate water in the wall.  The water in the wall was addding up and creating mold.  Why was this water coming into the wall in the first place.  Upon futher inspection of [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Power Ventilators

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

    Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin sees power ventilators all the time in attics while he is inspecting homes in around the Charlotte NC area.  These fans have a thermostat on them and you can set the thermostat from 90 to a 150 degress.  When the temperature hits that the fan kicks on to [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Enters Cooper River Bridge Run Design Contest

August 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin has a hobby that he loves to do when he is not inspecting homes.  Preston say he has to admit that working with a paint brush is more easy and more fun than crawling under a house.   Preston has always painted and enjoyed it he just dosn’t get much time [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Common Problem Found on Home Inspection

August 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Charlotte NC Home Inspector Preston Sandlin says on of the most common things he finds on home inspections is Freon lines that have shrunk and left the copper gas line exposed near expansion coil at the HVAC unit.  This line is very cold so it sweats causing water to form on it and drip down [...]

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