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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds and Ingrown Tree

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments

[[posterous-content:pid___0]] Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a home in the Myers Park section of Charlotte NC when he noticed an ingrown tree in a wall.  It is amazing that the wall held up over time as the growing force of the tree pushes against the wall.  You also don’t want trees near the […]

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What’s Wrong with Polybutylene Pipes

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin is always asked what is the problem with polybutylene pipes and why will some insurance companies not insure houses with polybutylene pipes.  There are really two problems with polybutylenr pipes.  The first problem we notice while doing home inspection in Charlotte NC is that the first generation pipes with aluminum […]

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December 4th, 2010 · No Comments

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Do You Have Stink Bugs

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

We have a new Home Invader in East TN; The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. This insect has just recently shown up in Tennessee and there is a lot of concern about it.The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species of stink bug native to China, Korea and Japan. The first bugs identified were in […]

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Is There a Mouse in Your House

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Is there a Mouse in Your House? It is that time of year when the nights are cooling down and the outside food supply for mice is getting hard to find. Mice are looking for a place to stay warm, feed and live comfortable for the winter. Your home is a great place for mice […]

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Heat Pump Maintenance

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous More people in our area are turning to heat pumps to heat and cool their home than any other type of home heating; they are primarily used in our area because of their cost efficiency and our mild climate. With all of the efforts on energy conservation […]

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How to Clean Your Dryer Vent

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Unlike your washing machine, your dryer will need some ongoing regular maintenance to keep it working properly and safely. Let’s talk about how a dryer works first. You put wet clothes in and it spins them around with hot air and the exhaust vent sends the […]

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Dangerous Electrical Situation Found on Charlotte Home Inspection

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently found a dangerous electrical situation on a recent Charlotte home inspection. The electrical wiring on this home went on thand around the gutter at the gutter seam which is notorious for leaking. Electricity passes through water.  This is a dangerous situation […]

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Home Inspector Finds Problems on FHA Inspection

November 24th, 2010 · No Comments

There really is no such thing as an FHA inspection.  I am asked this all the time but we do inspections on houses that are getting FHA loans.  On this particular house The pull down stairs would not open all the way because there was support post in the way.  Before installing pull down stairs […]

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How To Install a Skylight

November 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Installing a full size sky light can be fairly complicated because it is necessary to cut a large hole install a large skylight on the roof, frame up a chase then drywall, paint and insulate it, but there are some new products I recommend you look into. They are called “Tubular Skylights” and for as […]

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