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How to Hang a Large Picture or Mirror by Charlotte Home Inspector
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Have you ever had a hard time hanging a larg picture or mirror? Here is an easy way to do it, You just need some paiters tape, a screw driver, a level and anchors. This is a really easy way to hang a picture. If you are buying a home in the Charlotte NC area call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Home Inspection Checklist- What's Found on Typical Home Inspection
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com A lot of people want to know what to look for or what is found on a typical home inspection. so this video home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina shows all the pictures that he took on a recent home inspection to give you the idea of what home inspectors look for or a home inspection checklist so to speak. Home Inspection Carolina hopes this helps you if you are getting ready to inspect and buy a new home. http://www.asktthecharlotteinspector.com
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What's in Your Toolbox?  What Every Tools Every Homeowner Should Have
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Are you thinking of doing some DIY projects? Do you know what tools you will need? In this video you will learn what basic tools every homeowner should own to do repairs or DIY projects. If you want to know please watch some of our other videos in this series or call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Sealed Crawlspace Inspection Charlotte Home
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Have you ever thought of a sealed crawlspace? There are three major advantages to a sealed conditioned crawlspace: By completely sealing, insulating, and forcing conditioned air into the crawlspace, the threat of mold and mildew is eliminated. Mold and mildew need 70% humidity to exist and grow. A sealed conditioned crawlspace contains 0% humidity, therefore, keeping homeowners healthy and comfortable. Secondly, since conditioned air is forced into the crawlspace, the temperature in the crawlspace is always +/- 2 degrees from the household temperature. This allows the floor to sustain its comfortable temperature. Lastly, the sealed conditioned crawlspace is a clean area. If a homeowner ever needs to enter the crawlspace, they will greatly appreciate the plastic poly barrier in lieu of crawling around in the dirt and mud! In this video Charlotte home inspector, Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains a sealed crawl space and how it works. http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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How Does a Gas Pack Work
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains how a gas pack works on this house in Lancaster SC that he was recently inspecting. On this particular house they were exchanging the gas pack because it had a cracked heat exchanger. On a gas pack the air is taken from the house to the gas pack, heated or cooled and then returned to the house. Everything is done externally which makes gas packs easy to work on or easy to replace. If you have any otheter questions reguarding HVAC or home inspection please call Ask The Charlotte Home Inspector : 704-542-6575 Preston Sandlin http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com http://www.charlottencinspector.com
Views: 12647 HICarolina
Termites Ate My House UP
http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com Charlotte home inspectors Preston Sandlin and Patrick Waddell have found many termites in many different houses while performing home inspections and termite inspections in Charlotte, Gastonia, Monroe, Weddington, Waxhaw, Kannapolis, Concord and Lake Norman. If you live in the South, termites are a fact of life. If you catch the termites in time the do little damage. If termites have infested over a long period of time though they can do considerable damage as you will see in this video. Unfortunately most people do not have a termite inspection or a home inspection until they sell their house. We recommend having annual termite inspections and annual home maintenence inspections. If you have any termite or home inspection questions don't hesitate to call Home Inspection Carolina at http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Inspects Radiant Heat Ceiling with Infrared
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting an older home of Sardis Rd in Charlotte NC when he ran across something you don't see very often. It was radiant ceiling heat. You see radiant heat in flooring systems all the time. Fortunately they were all working at the time of the inspection. The home inspector used a thermal infrared camera to show that they were all working. If you need a thorough home inspection by a home inspection company that has the lates technology to see things other inspectors can't call Home Inspection Carolina today (704) 542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Why Move to Charlotte NC Area
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com There are many reasons why the Charlotte NC area is a great place to live. Charlotte NC has mild Winters with an average January temperature of 51 degrees. Charlotte is home of the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Knights. More great things about Charlotte NC: Cost of living below the national average City, County and State AAA bond ratings 700 airline flights daily 13,134 new jobs for 2014 $15.1 billion in annual retail sales1st best big city bargain 1st best city for high pay and low expenses 1st best urban school district 1st most competitive large-size airport 2nd best city for recent college graduates 2nd best place for families to live 2nd largest banking center (controls more than $2.2 trillion in assets) 3rd best state for business 4th most cost-friendly business location 4th U.S. city attracting the most families 5th best place for job seekers 6th most active airport in the nation 16th largest U.S. city http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Home Inspection Business 101 Every Home Inspector Should Watch This
http://www.homeinspectionflyers.com Sorry had to correct the first one. I recomend every Home Inspector Watching This How to improve your your home inspection business http://www.homeinspectionflyers.com
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Termite Inspection Charlotte Home
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Do you have damaged wood on your house? Do you know what caused it? Is it from moisture, carpenter ants, or wort of all, termites? Moisture damaged wood appears soggy and "rotten," but there are no galleries. There may be mold or mildew present. Carpenter ants make smooth, clean galleries, which look almost as if they had been sandpapered. Termite galleries, by contrast, are usually rough, often with bits of mud and debris in them. Powderpost beetle damage is easy to miss, however, as very often all that's visible on the outside of a timber are little tiny holes, about the size of a pinhead. In this video home inspector, Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC shows the difference between termite damage and moisture damage. http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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How To Clean a Garbage Disposal
http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com Have you ever wondered how to clean your garbage disosal and extend its life? Well this video is for you. Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains how to clean and extend the life of your garbage disposal. 1. Put a couple of table spoons of baking soda in the disposal. 2. Pour a pint of viniger in and wait till the foaming stops. 3. Then pour ice and cold water an run the disposal. This will clean and sharpen the blades of your garbage disposal. http://askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Funny The Three Little Pigs Get a Home Inspection
http://homeinspectioncarolina.com Home Inspection Carolina has put on a reproduction of the Three Little Pigs. We all know the story of how the wof blew the first and second house down. What they didn't tell you is that the first two pigs didn't have a quality home inspection. If they would have had their inspection done by Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC, the first two houses wouldn't have been blown down by the wolf. Fortunately, the third pig had his house inspected by Home Inspection Carolina. Join Meredith, Sarah Margaret, Walker, and Connor as the weave the true story of the Three Little Pigs. http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com
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The Sling Shot at Myrtle Beach
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin and his daughter Meredith were on a recent Daddy daughter weekend at Myrtle Beach. We had always wanted to ride the slingshot but either the line had been too long or it was closed. Well we got right on it this time and boy was it scarey and fun as you can see from the expressions on our face. We recommend the slingshot if you are headed to Myrtle Beach. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
Views: 1718 HICarolina
Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Buying a home? What questions should you ask your home inspector? We have the answers right here, Top Ten Questions You Should ask your home inspector brought to you by Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Fireworks Show in Charlotte NC BB&T Ball Park
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com You can't get more American and More Summer than baseball and fireworks. That is exactly what you get on Friday night home games at BB&T Ball Park in downtown Charlotte NC. The Ball Park is new the prices are awesome and the fun times are many so come out and support your Charlotte Knights!!!!!! http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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How To Edge Your Lawn To Make It Look Like Carpet
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin shows you how to use your weed eater to edge your lawn to give you that plush manicured carpet look. The have edgers but really the easiest and most efficient way to edge your lawn is to use a straight shaft weed eater an turn it up yerticle and walk along the grass portion of the area that you want to edge. Make sure your line is out making the maximum radius and you only want to go about half throtle just letting the end of the line do the edging. With a little practice your lawn will have that fine manicured look. For information on giving your yard tha manicured look or any home inspection questions please go to http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com Preston Sandlin Home Inspection Carolina
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What Do Home Inspectors Look For When Inspecting a Crawl Space
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com What do home inspector look for when they inspect a crawl space? I am asked this question all the time. There are several things home inspector look for when they inspect a crawl space. In fact there are too many thing to mention here but this video illustrates some of the top things they find.. In this video Preston will tell you how to look for high moisture by looking and the condition of the insulation. Also preston tells of the dangers of having wood debris in the crawl space. If you are moving to Charlotte NC and will be buying a home Call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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How Do You Know If You Have a P Trap if It is not Visible
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com During a recent home inspection in Waxhaw NC Charlotte inspector found a drain on a tub that had been added where the p trap was not visible. The problem on the home inspection is that there is no p trap visible. You could find it without tearing up the floors. The builder says it was there but this was not good enough for the buyer. What is the best option? Charlotte Inspector Preston Sandlin brought a see snake which is a flexible light camera extension that puts what is seeing on an LCD Screen. He put that dow the drain and ran it about 3 feet and sure enough he saw water which indicates that a p trap is present. Why is a p trap important? The P Trap was developed as part of the drainage system for the plumbing in your home or business. The P trap will also stop sewer odors from coming back up the drain and into your bathroom. This trap has been used all of the world for many years and will continue to be. The p-trap is found in the bathroom, the kitchen, the basement, the bar and many other places in your home.Many P-traps can also be found in many commercial places of business. P-Traps can be found in fast food places, supermarkets, schools,hospitals, zoos, office buildings, outdoor showers at the beach and pretty much every where you can find a fixture drain. The P-trap can be found under most fixtures. Common places you will be able to see the p-trap are under both your kitchen and bathroom sink. If you have an laundry tub/sink you will be able to see the p-trap under that as well. Your shower and bathtub also use a p trap but you will or will not be able to see the actual trap. This will depend if you have a basement, crawl space or even live on a slab. If your bathroom is built on a slap you will not be able to see your p trap because it will be inside of the slab, which is under the bathtub or the shower pan. If you have a bathroom that is built on the first floor and you have a crawl space or a basement you will be able to see your p-trap if you go into one of those areas. The only problem you may run into is if your basement is finished, you may have to remove some Sheetrock from the basement ceiling before you can access the p-trap and the bathtub trip lever or shower pan drain. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
Views: 45065 HICarolina
Problems with Polybutylene
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com In this video Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection North Carolina shows some of the problems he has found with polybutylene piping whie inspecting a home in Charlotte NC. The suitability of polybutylene for use in plumbing is controversial. Polybutylen pipes basically had two problems. The first problem was the fittings. The would blow out. The second problem was that city treaded chlorinated water causes the polybutylene piping to crack and split. Polybutylene plumbing was used in 6 to 10 million homes built in the United States from 1970 to the mid-1990s. Problems with leaks led to a class action lawsuit, Cox vs. Shell Oil, that was settled for one billion dollars. Polybutylene plumbing is still widely used in Europe and Asia. The material oxidised when used in hot water systems, developing longitudinal cracks which eventually punctured the walls leading to floods and damage to properties. Many acetal resin fittings also cracked, a problem caused by chlorine attack. Even the low concentration (ppm) of chlorine used in most potable water supplies for purification was enough to initiate cracking. http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
Views: 3035 HICarolina
How To Aerate and Seed Lawn Charlotte
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC will tell you how to aerate and seed your lawn. *Every season, lawn will be challenged by, varying temperatures, drought conditions or crazy insects. You should realize that even the best turf will stress and thin and this is why you need to aerate and seed annually. *Over seeding fills open areas and aeration protects and grows the roots. Complete these in early September, aeration first then seeding. First thing, mow shorter this one time. This shortens the grass that may inhibit seed, fertilizer or compost from contacting soil. You may slowly drop blades 2 weeks prior to help eliminate excess clippings gradually. What is aeration? Aeration is poking holes in the soil of your lawn. A heavy machine, with spikes, pokes the ground removing 2"-3" deep cylinders of soil, placing them on the surface. Why is aeration good for the lawn? For a variety of reasons, it's relieves compaction, more water and fertilizer can enter the soil, more oxygen, compost can enter, and better root health. Should soil be dry or wet? Aerators alleviate compaction by removing soil, leaving an open hole which will collapse over time. The deeper the tines penetrate, the greater the effect on compaction. Aerating when the soil is wet, allows for greater penetration and more comprehensive results. Aerate right after a slow full day soaking rain or after the lawn is deeply watered. If you choose to aerate when the soil is dry and hard, you will not get far. Organic matter in the soil determines how much water and fertilizer will be retained for plants to use and how much is allowed to filter through and move away to keep the plants from drowning. You should top dress after aeration but before you start seeding. Start over seeding After aeration and topdressing are complete, simply broadcast seed and fertilizer over lawn, flip a normal leaf rake over so pointy ends are sticking up and lightly rake entire lawn. This helps incorporate seed into the soil. If your lawn is extensive, use an old screen or anything you can drag across to lightly move soil. Then water, water and water, everyday for quick germination What if we are having a dry fall, should I seed? Even if we have a dry fall, you should still spread seed over your lawn. The seed will eventually find its way to the soil and when it finally rains, the seed will be there to begin germination. By not applying seed, you're not replacing any turf lost from previous years. Your thinning, weaker turf will then have to go thru another summer season of battling weeds that aggressively fight for any open space. Don't waste your time aerating with dry ground, your results will be poor. http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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Charlotte Fox News Interviews A Charlotte Home Inspector
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Recenty Morgan Fogarty of Fox News Charlotte interviewed Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin about an alrming trend. Some Charlotte Buyers are opting out of the cost for the inspection to save a little money. According to NACHI The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the average repair cost for a home being bought is a little over $1600. The average inspection cost is $350-$400. Its a no brainer to get a home inspection. Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin says he had a house with $60,000 worth of damage. Morgan Fogarty says the only time you may not want to get an inspection is if your are buying a house from your parents. For more information about home inspection vist Preston's site http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows How To Tell The Size of and AC Unit on Kannapolis Home
http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com Recently Kannapolis Home Inspector did an inspection on an older home which has a new AC system. I am ask all the time how to tell the size of an AC unit? Most units have some numbers that look like 018, 024, 030, 036, 042, 048, etc etc. A ton is twelve thousand BTU's. So to figure out the tonage you need to take the before mentioned numbers and divide by 12. That would give you 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4.0 tons respectively. The next question I usually get is how much sq footage will a ton cool? That is actually not a simple question because there are so many varibles involved like ceiling height and thickness of insulation etc. Usually a ton will cool somewhere between 500-700 sq ft, A two ton unit would generally cool somewhere between 1000 - 1400 sq ft. If the house was 2000 sq ft a two ton unit would obviously not be adequate. For more information about home inspections or air conditioners go to our website http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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Crawl Space Inspection Charlotte Home
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Ever wonder what problems may be lurking unerneather your house? During this home inspection in Charlotte, NC Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina he shows some problems he find in the crawl space of and old farm house in Monroe NC. These problems include: high moisture content open wasteline wasteline with an improper slope improper support piers floor joists supports without hangers or ledger board. The last concern is the snake skin and where might be the owner of that! http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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Walabot vs. Flir One
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin compares the walabot and the flir one. The walabot uses radio waves to find studs, wires, and pipes. The Flir 1 uses infrared technology to scan walls and ceilings. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Crazy Stuff Found on Home Inspections
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com/ Preston Sandlin of Charlotte NC has been peforming home inspections and termite inspection in Charlotte NC and surrounding cities for over 12 years. In that time he has seen a lot of crazy stuff including: - A snake in the insulation behind the front porch. - Car parts used for drain lines in the plumbing system. - A garbage can used for chimney cap - Duct tape used to fix just about everything - ghosts in the house - a priest blessing the house - an inflate-a-mate under the house. Please watch Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin as he tells us of all the crazy stuff he has seen on home inspections. http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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Crazy Somoan Guy Cracks a Coconut at the Polynesian Culture Center
http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin recently took his family to Hawaii. One of the funnest things they did while they were there was the Polynesian Culture Center. At the Polynesian Culture Center the best performance was by the guy from Somoa. We highly recommend this if you go to Hawaii anytime soon. By the way all the people at the center are actually from the varius Polynesian islands and the proceeds from the center help pay for their education. If in Hawaii, The Polynesian Culture Center is a must. http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com
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How to Keep an Egg from Breaking Project Egg Drop
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Sarah Margaret Sandlin had a school project at Elon Park Elementary school in Charlotte in which she was to build something to protect an egg from a drop. At least 1/4 of the egg had to show and no tape could be used. Ater several attempts and several broken eggs she came up with something that worked. Watch this video to see what Sarah Margaret did to keep the egg from breaking http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Talks About Asbestos
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Asbestos (from Greek ἄσβεστος meaning "unquenchable" or "inextinguishable") is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties. They all have in common their asbestiform habit, long, (1:20) thin fibrous crystals. The inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause serious illnesses, including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma (a formerly rare cancer strongly associated with exposure to asbestos), and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). Since January 1, 2005, the European Union has banned all use of asbestos[1] and extraction, manufacture and processing of asbestos products.[2] For environmental samples, one must normally resort to electron microscopy for positive identification.[3] Today, gravimetric and PCM/PLM techniques are employed. However, the latter techniques cannot readily identify the smallest, most hazardous, fibers, because they are limited to PM10 particulate size evaluation, which completely ignores ultrafine particles (UFPs). Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, average tensile strength, and its resistance to heat, electrical and chemical damage. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibres are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats. Asbestos was used in some products for its heat resistance, and in the past was used on electric oven and hotplate wiring for its electrical insulation at elevated temperature, and in buildings for its flame-retardant and insulating properties, tensile strength, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Top Mistake People Make When Buying a Foreclosure.wmv
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Buyer beware of this pitfall when buying a foreclosure home. When a person buys a normal home, a home inspection is performed and repairs are made buy the seller. Keep in mind that home inspectors can not tear open walls and and inspection are only visual. The point is that there can be hidden damage behind the walls or behind band sills that concealed. Herein lies the problem. The buyer buys the house and the contractor gets into the repairs and finds out the repairs are more extensive than first appeared which translates to more money. The buyer does not have recourse on the bank or the home inspector because there was no way they could have known about these concealed damages. Another problem is that the contractor could have purposely underbid the job knowing it would cost more. The contractor knows you will pay this because once your house is in pieces you pay to put it back together. Watch this video to see what to do to avoid this problem. For more information on foreclosures and home inspections go to http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Discover Brick Veneer Problems
http://www.bestcharlotteinspector.com Patrick Waddell of Home Inspection Carolina was inspecting a ahome in the Charlotte Nc area yesterday when he noticed quite a few issues with the Brick Veneer. If you own a brick home or any type of home and would like one of the most thorough home inspections availible in the industry, Give Home Inspection Carolina a call today: Home Inspection Carolina 10023 Zackery Ave Charlotte NC 28277 (704)542-6575 http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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How to To Test a GFCI Outlet by Charlotte Home Inspector
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin shows how to inspect or test a GFCI outlet. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interupter which trip with the slightest differentation in the voltage. This is for protection. GFCI are required in kitchens, bathrooms, garage, and the exterior. Watch this video to see Preston test a GFCI outlet that trips in the garage. This GFCI in the garage also had a freezer plugged up to it which can be a whole other problem.If you need home inspection information or you are in need of a great home inspector in the Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord, Fort Mill or Rock Hill areas contact Home Inspection Carolina. They have performed over 23,432 home inspection and will not let you buy the money pit. We have over 100 years of combined home inspection and construction experience. Please give us a call (704) 542-6575 Preston Sandlin http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows You How People Steal Power
http://charlottenchomeinspector.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a house near the Dilworth section of Charlotte when he noticed one meter box that has been tampered with and another that was missing only to be found in the crawl. People take the plastic off these meter plugs to steal power or electricity. Sadly Home Inspection Carolina runs into this all the time on inspections. Watch this video as the inspector shows you how they do it. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Mecklenburg County Home Inspector Finds Blind Termites
http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com Well actually all termites are blind due to underdeveloped eyes. They follow a phermone trail. In this video by Mecklenburg County NC home inspector Preston Sandlin shows how the blind termites follow a phermone trail from the ground to the wood and from the wood back to the ground via the expansion crack in the garage. The inspector breaks open the mud tube to reveal a termite highway of blind termites. For any home inspection or termite inspection questions contact Home Inspection Carolina at http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Preston Sandlin http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Above Matthews NC - Aerial Matthews NC
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Matthews NC is an awesome place to live and work. It was that small town feel but is only minutes from Charlotte NC. If you visit check out Stumptown Park, Matthews Playhouse, Squirrel Lake Park and of course Matthews Festival. If your moving there and you need a home inspection call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Home Inspector Finds Items That Need Maintenance on Charlotte Home
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com/ http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com/ Without a doubt, buying a home can be the largest investment youll ever make. With the average home costing approximately $190,000, many homeowners take great pains to ensure that all cosmetic and structural repairs are attended to. However, the truth is that many expensive repairs could be avoided by simply sticking to a routine maintenance schedule. Routinely checking your home for emerging problems will prevent larger, more expensive problems that leave homeowners scrambling for a quick repair—rather than a cost-effective one. Clearly, regular home maintenance is something you cant afford to ignore. When to Inspect Spring is a good time to begin assessing your home for any damage or repairs that need attending to. A good rule of thumb is to check your home at the same time you change your fire alarm batteries—at the beginning (spring) and end (fall) of daylight savings time. Doing so will ensure that minor repairs dont turn into major expenses. Some components of your home may require less-frequent monitoring (foundation), and some may require more (changing the furnace filter). However, taking a walkthrough of your home twice yearly is a good rule of thumb to begin with. Who Should Inspect If you feel unqualified to asses every crack and unidentified water leak in your home, feel free to hire a handy man. Not only will he be able to spot any problems, but he can also advise on repairs and costs right on the spot. Do you want a thorough evaluation? Hire a home inspector. Do keep in mind, however, that home inspectors cost much more (around $300) and may not necessarily find every problem. In most instances, though, simply paying attention to your home is all it takes to spot any emerging problems. For example, if your toilet runs all the time, chances are it needs to be repaired. Have you noticed that your doors dont shut properly anymore? That could be a sign of foundation settling or warping. Simply making a list of things around your home that seem off can make your inspection process much easier http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com/ http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com/
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Home Inspector May Have Found a Crystal Meth House
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com While inspection a house in Charlotte NC, a Home Inspection Carolina inspector's carbon monoxide detector started shooting up whenever he was near one of the walls. They had to HVAC techs come out to check for a cracked heat exchanger and both said it was OK. We then contacted the manufacturer of the Carbon Monoxide detector and he said that ethanol could set them off. Ethenol is an ingredient in Crystal Meth. We don't know for sure if this is a crystal meth house but we are recommended this house be tested by an environmental company and indoor air quality. If have home inspection questions go to our website http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Do You Know What Camel Back Crickets Are
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com While perming home inspections in Charlotte NC Preston Sandlin often runs into camel back crickets which look like a cross between a cricket, grasshopper, and a spider. The actually quite harmless but scare the you know what out of you when hundreds of them start jumping when you crawl near them. Chances are you have some camel back crickets in your crawl. If you don't won't to go in your crawl space hire a good home inspection company like Home Inspection Carolina to check out your crawl space for you. http://charlottenchomeinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals the Number One Cause of House Fires
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently found a clogged dryer vent on a Charlotte NC home inspection. Clogged dryer vents are the number one cause of house fires. The clogged vent gets really hot and then catches on fire. Don't become a statistic Clean your Dryer Vent http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Subfloor Inspection by Charlotte Home Inspector
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Do you have a soft floor around your toilet and your tub? Rot is not always visible. Removing and replacing rotted wood in your creawlspace and other areas of your home is essential for maintaining your homes structural integrity. Wherever heat, moisture, and wood are found, rot will eventually find a home. Rot thrives in moist environments. Where water is permitted to linger, pool, or leak, rot can grow and spread. Although a visual inspection can alert a homeowner to the presence of rot, the surface does not always tell the whole story. There are two main classes of wood rot. In one type, the decayed area has a brown discoloration and a crumbly appearance. It usually breaks up into variously-sized cubes, giving rise to the name "brown cubical rot." Another type of rot results in a white or yellow discoloration, with the decayed wood being "stringy" or "spongy." In the video by home inspector, Patrick Waddell of Home Inspection Carolina of Charlotte NC he pulls back the insulation under the bath subfloor to reveal some moisture damage. He talks about the causes and shows the damage. Have you checked under your bathroom lately? http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com
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What are Common Plumbing Problems Found on Home Inspections
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com What are some of the most common plumbing problems found on home inspections? Join Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin as he take you on home inspection journey with actual pictures from actual Charlotte NC home inspections. If you have home inspection or pluming questions please call 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Caroline Jasper Art Workshop
http://www.carolinejasper.com In late June and Early July Caroline Jasper had a workshop in Boone NC at Cheap Joes. The worshop was awesome and all the student became better artist by learning Carline's color theory and the push-pull effect to make your work 3 D. Caroline is an awesome artist you can't help but become better by taking her workshop. You can sign up for her workshop or see her art at http://www.carolinejasper.com
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Fogged Window Charlotte Home Inspection
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com As the temperatures begin to cool you may begin to notice moisture in between the window panes of your double paned windows. The cause of the moisture build up is a broken seal on the window. Home Inspector Preston Sandlin of home Inspection carolina in Charlotte NC shows a window with a broken seal. http://homeinspectioncarolina.com
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Charlotte NC Home Inspection Reveals Bad Foundation
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte NC home inspector Chip Sprague found a poor poor foundation while inspecting a Charlotte NC home. Watch this video as Chip shows and explains about severe settlement under a foundation. If you a thinking about buying a home in Charlotte NC call Home Inspection Carolina. http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com
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Why Should You Caulk Around Doors and Windows
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com The Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin shows what happens when the door and trim joints aren't caulked very well and moisture is allowed to get behind the joint where it is wicked up causing the wood to rot. Inspect your house today for joints that need to be caulked or recaulked. If you are thinking of buying a home near Charlotte NC and want a thourough home inspection which include a free warranty, free recall check and infrared scanning. Call Home Inspection Carolina today for the most thorough home inspection you can get in North Carolina and Soth Carolin. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Loose Toilet
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com/ Charlotte Home Inspector Patrick Waddell found this loose toilet during his home inspection in Charlotte. Tile had been installed causing the toilet to leak. The floor flange is usually mounted on the floor during the original plumbing installation. However, if any additional subflooring (such as a smooth underlayment for vinyl flooring, or additional plywood to stiffen the floor for tile), tile, strip wood flooring, etc. is installed after the flange, what happens? Right... the toilet is now higher and further away from the flange. The wax ring the installer used may not be thick enough to give a good seal! Sure, it would last long enough for the "check to clear", but the probable seepage will cause problems that will be very severe later on! http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com/
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Charlotte Home Inspector Shows Live Swarmer Termites
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com While inspecting a home in the University area of Charlotte NC Home Inspection Carolina Inspector Preston Sandlin found live termites in this slab house. There were active swarmer termites in the baseboards in 3 different rooms including mud tubes in the garage. Thes temites need to be treated before they go on up into the walls of the house. If you need a termite inspection or a home inspection call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains How a Sump Pump Works.AVI
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explains how a sump pump works. There is a well type housing that is somewhat like a buket with holes in it. Around the hole are gravel. The gravel is to filter the water or basically keep the mud from clogging up the holes. The housing feels up and a float gouse up causing the pump to kick on and pumps water out to where you want it to go. This happens over and over until all the water is out of the crawl space or bacement. You want to place the sump pump in the lowest point in the crawl space. If there are scattered puddles throughout the crawl a French Drain will need to be installed to get the water to the sump pump. A sump pump is a good and easy way to get water out of a the crawl space and basement. Every situation is different though and a sump pump may not be the way to fix all moisture in the crawl space. For more information about sump pumps or Charlotte home inspections contact Home Inspection Carolina at http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com or http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com
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Why is There Ice Around My Furnace Exhaust
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Do you have ice around your furnace exhaust? Here is why. You probably have a high efficiency furnace. The secondary heat exchanger is made up of small tubes that receive the exhaust gases once they have gone through the primary heat exchanger. Here, more heat is extracted from the exhaust gases, and as a result, the gases are cooled to the point that they condense into water and carbon dioxide. The water vapor freezes when it hits outside cold temperatures. If its not blocking the exhaust its not usually a problem. http://www.askthachrlotteinspector.com
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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Reveal Buried Oil Tank
http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Recently a Home Inspection Carolina home inspector was inspecting a Charlotte NC home when he found evidence of a buried fuel oil tank. This is where the fuel was stored for the old oil burner. This house has been retrofitted with a newer gas furnace and the oil tank is no longer in use. The problem with oil tanks is that they will corrode and leak over time.
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Camp Rockmont Zip Line .wmv
http://charlottenchomeinspector.com Recently Preston Sandlin and his daughter Meredith Sandlin went to Camp Rockmont near Black Mountain NC with their Indian Princess tribe "Fort Mill Princesses" They weather was fine and they had a wonerfull time. The Y Guides or Indian Princesses is a great program where Daddies can spend quality time with their daughters. http://homeinspectioncarolina.com
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