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You all remember good ole Jed Clampett from The Beverly Hillbillies, right? (I know you're whistling the tune right now). Well it appears that Jed's fortunes have run amuck and now Mr. "Clamp-itt" has had to take on another endeavor to make ends meet. He is now practicing as an electrician in the...
05/05/2010
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin explains water heaters with his kids. He talks about inspecting the water heater and the components, He talks about the TPR valve, the anode rod, the heating element, and the drain. If you have any questions about water heaters or home inspections, contac...
05/05/2010
During a recent inspection in Mint Hill NC Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin found live termites during a recent home inspection. They were found in the garage. The termites had come up the expansion crack between the garage slab and the veneer wall. The termite had got into a cardboard b...
05/05/2010
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently had to rplace his garbage disposal. He actually find garbage disposals that don't work all the time so he thought this would be a really good time to make a video. People ask him all the time about how to fix the garbage disposal after a problem ...
05/05/2010
While at a home in Charlotte, NC Patrick Waddell finds what is most likely an unpermitted garage conversion. Often when people need more living space they convert a one or two car garage into heat / cooled living area. The problem is that becuase they can do all the work inside out of site, they...
05/05/2010
While at a home in Charlotte, NC Patrick Waddell found widespread termite damage in the house. Termites love to come up through the foundation wall and the concrete slab on stem wall foundations. They find the soft baseboard and start to eat there. They will work their way around the room often ...
05/05/2010
During a home insepction Patrick Waddell finds a very dangerous situation at a main electrical panel. This main panel was not illegally double tapped, but illegally TRIPLE tapped. There are two sub-panels somewhere in the home with no over current protection. Should something surge there is noth...
05/05/2010
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlind found active carpenter bees on the eave or soffit of a house in Weddington while performing an inspection there. Carpenter bees love to make their home in eaves (soffit) or facia boards. The make a hole that loooks just like a 3/8 drill bit and then they...
05/05/2010
A few years ago, it seemed like you could stake a "for sale" sign outside your home and within a few hours you would have multiple offers. Not anymore. Today's tough economic times mean that home sellers need to do their homework, take a more assertive role in marketing their home and, at times, ...
05/05/2010
With the downturn in the economy over the past two years, hundreds of thousands of homes have gone into foreclosure, offering a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many Americans to buy a home at an unheard of price, sometimes 30 percent or more off the most recent sale price. Buying a hom...
05/05/2010
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