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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

Diagnosing Leaks and Repairing Toilets

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments

How do you know if you have a a water leak or a leaky toilet? In this podcast by Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin he explains how you can tell and ways to fix it. One of the first signs of a water leak would be an increase in the water bill. You might have [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Home Inspection Radio

The Quest For Great Drinking Water

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Americans spend millions of dollars on the water they drink, and not just for bottles of Evian. We spend countless dollars each year in search of just the right home water treatment system. In fact, according to an association that monitors water quality, one out of every ten Americans now uses a home water treatment [...]

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Tags: Future Trends · Going Green · Selling Your Home

Charlotte Inspector Reveals How To Make Your Garage Great!

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Because a garage door can occupy almost 30 percent of a home’s front exterior, more homeowners are paying attention to that large, square attached or next to their home. Many garages are getting an update, for both design and energy-efficiency purposes. And homeowners are finding that once a garage is more energy-efficient, there are unexpected [...]

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Tags: Future Trends · Garage · Going Green · Home Improvement · Remodeling

Smart Grid Speaks To Charlotte Consumers

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

You may have heard recent news stories about investment in an electrical Smart Grid, but wondered, “What’s so smart about it?” Loosely defined, “Smart Grid” is a term used to describe investments and upgrades to the nation’s electrical grid, making it function more efficiently and in a more environmentally-sensitive manner. We all understand the effect [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Future Trends · Going Green

Going Green – The Waterless Toilet

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Most people don’t realize it, but it is not washing dishes or taking a shower that uses the most water during the day. It is actually the act of flushing a toilet. Older, less efficient toilets operate by passing over three gallons of water through the plumbing system with each flush. As water resources become [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Plumbing Issues

Charlotte Home Inspector Inspects A Geodesic Home

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

A geodesic dome is a structure built in an almost spherical shape—a structure made from struts set on large circles. Because of its curved walls and ceiling, these domes use approximately a third less surface area to enclose the same volume as a traditional box home. In fact, the geodesic dome has the highest ratio [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Unusual Findings

Sealed Crawl Spaces

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Will a sealed crawl space fix it? Yes it will but how does it work. A “normal vented” crawl space actually pulls in more moisture if there are air conditioning ducts there. By sealing off the vents you are preventing new moisture from coming into the [...]

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Tags: Going Green · Home Buying · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Getting to Green

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

GREEN BUILDING – You

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green

Stylish and Eco-Friendly Floors for Every Room in the House

December 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Floors are the forgotten workhouses in a home. They take a lot of abuse, stand up to wear and tear and withstand a variety of products and cleaning. When it is time to replace or upgrade the floors, stylish and eco-friendly options exist for every room of the house.

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