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Do you know what swarmer termites look like? While performing a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Home Inspection Carolina home inspector Preston Sandlin found swarmer termites coming out of an electrical outlet. When termites are present and Spring comes the first few warm days after a rain are ...
03/21/2012
While at a Mooresville inspection Patrick Waddell finds dozens of bats in the attic. Needless to say the scuttle hole door was as far in as I went. Once they are removed I will come back to finish this inspection! LOL. If you own a home with galbe vents it is highly recommended that you screen n...
03/21/2012
Home Inspectors inspect a multitude of things while performing the Home Inspection on of the things the inspect for is over fusing or double hitching. Only Square D makes a breaker that is made to double lug. The reson people do this is the don't have space for another breaker or they do but are...
03/21/2012
While performing a home inspection near Carowind in South Charlotte Home Inspection Carolina inspector found a chimney that was in need of some TLC. There wasn't enough of a chimney cap to cover the top of the bricks. The other problem is that the flue is exposed to the weather and there is no ra...
02/18/2012
Aluminum wiring is more prone to start a fire than copper wire due to some inherent properties in the metal.  In this discussion it is important to realize that we are talking about single strand aluminum wire used for 110/120 circuits as opposed to the multi-strand 220/240 aluminum wire.   The ...
01/05/2012
A GFCI outlet may be wired in a branch circuit, which means other outlets and electrical devices may share the same circuit and breaker (or fuse). When a properly wired GFCI trips, the other devices down the line from it will also lose power. Note that devices on the circuit that come before the ...
01/01/2012
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home on Vintage Ln when he noticed rust coming down the right side of the house.  He knew right away what the problem was.  The primary condensation line was clogged causing the condensation to fill the catch pan filled with water and dra...
12/16/2011
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently on HGTV's My First Sale. The Cornelius sellers were selling their home to move up and take their kids out of daycare. They had an offer but there was siding issue that the Charlotte home inspector found and there was an issue with the dog next...
12/15/2011
So you have bought the new house and picked out the colors and the window treatments, you had the home inspected and the repairs have been made are you ready to move in?  Well one thing you might not realize is that there are about four diferent types of dyer plugs out there and depending on the...
12/15/2011
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin finds a multitude of problems at most homes where he inspects most homes.  One of the most common problems he finds on HVAC systems is dirty filters.  When the filters are dirty they will clog and bend in.  When this happens dirty air is introduced to the ...
12/15/2011
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