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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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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

How Do You Know If A Leak is Active

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina recently used a Rigid See Snake to find out where a plumbing leak was in the ceiling od a Charlotte home. The advantage of this is that we did not have to tear out the whole ceiling to find out where the leak was. The new RIDGID® SeeSnake® micro™ […]

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Tags: Home Maintenance · New Products · Plumbing Issues

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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Charlotte Roof Inspection

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Recently a Charlotte home inspector found a problem on a porch roof while doing a Waxhaw home inspection. The problem with this roof was that there was troff on the front edge of the roof and no where for the water to go, The water is going to trapped and run down the wall. This […]

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Tags: High Moisture · Home Maintenance · Maintenance · Roof Inspection Charlotte

Clogged Condensation Line Found During Charlotte Home Inspection

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

In August of 2009 Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspection a house near Concord NC when he noticed water dripping out of the condensation overflow pipe. This owner was aware of the dripping becuse of the stepping stone there but he or she may have been unaware of exactly what was going on. The […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Tree Too Close To The House

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Recently Charlotte home inspector found a birch tree too close to the house in the Piper Glen section of Charlotte NC. When you see the damage that a trees surface roots can do to a sidewalk, it may seem reasonable to infer they could damage a buildings foundation in a similar fashion. However, most tree […]

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Tags: Home Maintenance · Lawn and Garden

Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Air Condition Trouble

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Recently Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin performed a home inspection in the Piper Glen area of Charlotte. While performing the inspection he noted that the AC units where not level. If these units are nt level it will cause the lubricant to settle on one end and burn the fan motor out prematurely. For more […]

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Inspector Finds Trim Problems Around Front Door During A Charlotte Home Inspection

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin shows some of the problems with ornate moulding around the front door trim. If moisture gets behind the wood where it is not primed and painted. You must keep all the seams caulked and sealed. http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com

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