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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

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

Ten Ways to Get a Cleaner Home Inspection Report

March 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

1. Confirm gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burning. 2. Ensure pets won’t hinder inspection. Tell Realtor about cats or other animals to be kept inside. NOTE: Kenneling or taking the pets to the spa for the day is recommended. 3. Replace any burned out light bulbs. 4. Test [...]

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Tags: Charlotte Area Housing Market · Home Buying · Home Improvement · Pre-Inspections · Pre-Marketing Inspection · Real Estate Investing · Selling Your Home

When Do You Need a Building Permit

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments

In this article Preston explains the importance og getting a building permit and the hazard associated with not getting one.

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · New Construction Inspection · Pre-Marketing Inspection · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection

Matthews Home Inspection Reveals Big Problem in the Shower

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

While perfoming an inspection matthews home inspector Preston Sandlin found a dent in the tilled shower which was really odd because backer board would not allow a dent like this. Well it turns out that this tile was actually mounted on drywall instead of boakboard whick is a big no no. All of this tile [...]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Plumbing Issues · Pre-Inspections

How To Inspect a Water Heater

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Have you ever been told there is no such thing as a hot water heater? I must have heard this a thousand times growing up. The water is not hot before it goes into the water heater. The people who told us this were actually right but I would make me so mad when they [...]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Plumbing Issues · Pre-Inspections

Standing Water

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Question: What might cause standing water in my yard? Answer: If your yard, or some portion of it, remains wet and soggy for extended periods after periods after a rain shower, it probably means the natural drainage ways have been blocked and have settled, and there isn’t enough grade in your yard to allow water [...]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Lawn and Garden · Maintenance

Home Heating and Cooling

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Homeowners know that a great deal of energy is required to power heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, especially once winter or summer electric and gas bills arrive. In fact, as much as half of the energy used in a home goes towards heating and cooling the indoor environment.

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Tags: Heating/Air Conditioning · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Maintenance

Monroe Home Inspector Finds Gutter Trouble

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina was recently doing a home inspection in Monroe NC near Charlotte when hw noticed some trouble with the gutter system There are several causes of overflowing gutters. In could be that they are clogged, rusted or leaking at the seams. They might also be loose or sloped the incorrect [...]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · House Cleaning · Maintenance · Termites

Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Exposed Raw Wood

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

During a recent home inspection in Waxhaw Nc by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin, he found exposed raw exterior wood that is going to be vulnerable to the weather which could now delaminate and weather. All exterior wood on a house needs to be primed painted and caulked to be protected. After you’ve cleaned, sanded, [...]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance