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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Polybutylene Plumbing

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

If your house was built in the 80’s there is a really good chance you have polybutylene piping. In this video Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin explains the problems associated with polybutylene plumbing and some possible remedies for it as well. If you have any polybutylene questions or home inspection questions please call Home […]

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How to Fix a Dripping Faucet

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Join Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina as he talks about how to fix a faucet that drips. Dripping faucets are annoying and wasteful. The drip causes an increased water bill and is annoying. If you have the necessary tools and can identify the problem you can fix it yourself. In this […]

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Matthews Home Inspection Reveals Big Problem in the Shower

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

While perfoming an inspection matthews home inspector Preston Sandlin found a dent in the tilled shower which was really odd because backer board would not allow a dent like this. Well it turns out that this tile was actually mounted on drywall instead of boakboard whick is a big no no. All of this tile […]

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How To Inspect a Water Heater

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Have you ever been told there is no such thing as a hot water heater? I must have heard this a thousand times growing up. The water is not hot before it goes into the water heater. The people who told us this were actually right but I would make me so mad when they […]

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How Do You Know If A Leak is Active

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina recently used a Rigid See Snake to find out where a plumbing leak was in the ceiling od a Charlotte home. The advantage of this is that we did not have to tear out the whole ceiling to find out where the leak was. The new RIDGID® SeeSnake® micro™ […]

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Charlotte Inspector Tells How To Find A P-Trap If It Is Not Visible

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments During a recent home inspection in Waxhaw NC, a 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 not find it without tearing up the floors. The builder […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Tells How To Avoid A Dielectric Connection

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a house that had two different types of plumbing pipes in use. Fortunatuately the Charlotte homeowner did not have them connected directy to each other or he would have had a dielectric connection. What is a dielectric connection and how do you avoid it? If you put two […]

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Going Green – The Waterless Toilet

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Most people don’t realize it, but it is not washing dishes or taking a shower that uses the most water during the day. It is actually the act of flushing a toilet. Older, less efficient toilets operate by passing over three gallons of water through the plumbing system with each flush. As water resources become […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Loose Toilet

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

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 […]

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