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Entries from March 2015

Charlotte Home Inspector on WBT 1110

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently on WBT radio “You”re Real Estate Today Show” talking about prparing your house for showing and preparing your home for the home inspection. Today they are talking about rplacing burned out bulbs.

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Maintenance

Problems with Galvanized Pipes

March 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explains the problems with galvanized pipes. Galavanized pipes rust from the inside and cause the pipes to constrict restricting the water flow. In older homes you might see a reduced water flow and some rusty water. It usually happens to the hot water first. If you have any questions about [...]

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Tags: Unusual Findings

Charlotte Home Inspector Explains the Hazards of Aluminum Wiring

March 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Single strand aluminum wiring was used during the time of the Vietnam War. The problem with this wiring that was used in the 60′s and early 70′s is that it will heat up and arc where it is connected. They could also heat up and create a fire hazard because the breaker wouldn’t trip. There [...]

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Tags: Aluminum Wiring

Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Polybutylene Plumbing

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

If your house was built in the 80′s there is a really good chance you have polybutylene piping. In this video Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin explains the problems associated with polybutylene plumbing and some possible remedies for it as well. If you have any polybutylene questions or home inspection questions please call Home [...]

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Tags: Plumbing Issues · Polybutylene Piping

Charlotte NC Home Inspector Talks Termites

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Have you ever wondered what termite damage looked like? Have you wondered if your house might have termites. Watch this video by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina to learn all about termites and termite damage.

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Tags: Termites

How to Fix High Moisture in Your Crawl Space

March 18th, 2015 · No Comments

If you have high moisture in your crawl space typically characterized by a moisture level of over 20% you have to get that moisture level down. There are two schools of thought on that; Ventilated vs. sealed crawl space. In this video Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explaint the two schools of thought on getting [...]

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Tags: Crawlspace Issues · Environmental Hazards · High Moisture · Home Buying

Charlotte Home Inspector Explains How to Replace a Toilet Lid

March 17th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Do you you need to replace the toilet seat or lid on your toilet. It’s not that hard but there are some steps involved that. Watch this video to see what you need to do. If you have any questions about replacing a toilet seat or home inspection questions call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 [...]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance

Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Termites

March 17th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explains termites including the most likely place to find termites. Preston explains where termites come from and way that you treat for termites. If you have any termite questions or home inspection question please call Home Inspection Carolina at 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com

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Tags: Home Buying · Termites

How to Fix a Dripping Faucet

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Join Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina as he talks about how to fix a faucet that drips. Dripping faucets are annoying and wasteful. The drip causes an increased water bill and is annoying. If you have the necessary tools and can identify the problem you can fix it yourself. In this [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Inspection Radio · Home Maintenance · Plumbing Issues

How Thermal Infrared is Used in Home Inspections

March 7th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains how they use thermal infrared cameras to find things that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC uses thermal infrared cameras to add value to their clients inspection. If you need a home inspection or have a home [...]

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Tags: Pre-Marketing Inspection · Selling Your Home