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Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was doing ahome inspection in the Springfield subdivision in Fort Mill SC recently on a brand new home. He used his infrared camera to scan the house after he was done with his home inspection. He found a cold spot in one of the front bedrooms at the bottom of the wall. Please see the picture. After investigating futher that wall was adjacent to the bonus room closet and sure enought thebuuilder had failed to put insulation there. This sort of thing would have never been caught on a (2 comments)
A home inspector from Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a crawl space on a home off Sandy Porter Road in Charlotte NC when he came across a snake. The home inspector said that thing about them beiing more afraid of you than you are of them was a lie and also went on to say that he wasn't a drinking man but after this inspection believed he would have a drink. "It wasn't a copperhead because it was too long and skinny but I (2 comments)
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Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was recently doing a home inspection and an infrared scan on a house off Providence Rd in Charlotte NC. The infrared camera allows the home inspector to read all of the surface temperatures at once. When there is an anomaly either hot or cold that doesn't fit you have to investigate futher to see what is going on. Sometimes when there is a (1 comments)
One of Home Inspection Carolina's home inspectors was recently inspecting a home in the suburbs of Charlotte NC when he notice an electrical outlet on the rear left corner of the house that was over 10 feet tall. Now unless you are a professional basketball player this outlet is going to be extremly hard to reach. The home inspector figured out what the homeowner had done. He had switched out a flood light for an outlet so that he could easily plug in his Chrstmas lights. I can't decide if it is genious or redneck. Sometimes that's a thin line. (2 comments)
Charlotte home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home Wilmore near Dilworth in Charlotte NC when he found a a leak in the attic near the plumbing vent. After getting on the roof he discovered why there was a leak. While performing the roof inspection he discovered there was no plumbing boot at the plumbing vent stack. Someone had just put some of Henry's roof patch around the vent stack where a rubber plumbing boot should have been. This was actively leaking and needs to be repaired. If you need home inspection information or you are in need of a (2 comments)
Traditional home inspections are visual and home inspectors are not allowed, expected, or required. This is to be expected though. The buyers do not own the property yet and the sellers would not like it very much if you cut into their wall or did some other invasive procedure. Almost all home inspections standards and practices and home inspection contracts have something in them describing the visual nature and non evasiveness of the inspection. It is safe to say that the home inspector on a traditional home inspection is limited to what is visible at the time of the (5 comments)
Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Grill Damage - 10/01/10 03:41 PM
During a home inspection last winter in Charlotte NC, Preston Sandlin noticed some warped siding next to a gas line. Unfortunately Preston sees these sort of things all the time on home inspections. There was gas grill here that got too hot and melted the siding. If you have a gas grill you should take extra precaution to keep away from the siding of your house. Sometime you will see melted siding on chimneys. You would think this warped siding would come from the heat of the chimney but it is usually from a window adjacent to the chimney that is (0 comments)
Charlotte Home Inspector Reveal the No#1 Spot to Find Termites on Your House - 10/01/10 07:16 AM
What is the No#1 place that termites are found on home inspections? Termites cause over 2 billion dollars annually usually ranks no # 1 or no #2 annually on homeowners insurance claims. The problem with this is that most homeowners insurance policies do not cover termite damage. This is why we recommend getting a termite warranty or bond with a qualified termite company that will inspect your house every year. We probably wouldn't have as much termite damage if during original construction the builder did not leave construction debris and cellulose material in the dirt filled porch. The dirt filled porch (2 comments)
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