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Seller’s Inspection Checklist (for sellers to use prior to the inspection)

October 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Seller Inspection Checklist -to use in preparation for your home inspection From your friends at 704-542-6575 Please note: More than likely the buyers will come to the inspection. Please have house clean. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, pans in the oven or cars in the garage. Also change all filters prior to the […]

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Tags: Selling Your Home · Uncategorized

How Thermal Infrared is Used in Home Inspections

March 7th, 2015 · No Comments Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains how they use thermal infrared cameras to find things that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC uses thermal infrared cameras to add value to their clients inspection. If you need a home inspection or have a home […]

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Tags: Pre-Marketing Inspection · Selling Your Home

Ten Ways to Get a Cleaner Home Inspection Report

March 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

1. Confirm gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burning. 2. Ensure pets won’t hinder inspection. Tell Realtor about cats or other animals to be kept inside. NOTE: Kenneling or taking the pets to the spa for the day is recommended. 3. Replace any burned out light bulbs. 4. Test […]

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Tags: Charlotte Area Housing Market · Home Buying · Home Improvement · Pre-Inspections · Pre-Marketing Inspection · Real Estate Investing · Selling Your Home

Home Staging Goes Virtual

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Staging a home once meant adding accessories, props and even furniture to a home for sale, to create a feeling of warmth and appeal, and make it easier to sell. Today, staging a home still connotes rearranging possessions and furniture, but in more and more cases, the furniture and accessories are digital rather than real, […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Home Buying · Selling Your Home

The Quest For Great Drinking Water

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Americans spend millions of dollars on the water they drink, and not just for bottles of Evian. We spend countless dollars each year in search of just the right home water treatment system. In fact, according to an association that monitors water quality, one out of every ten Americans now uses a home water treatment […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Going Green · Selling Your Home

Time to Aerate and Seed Your Lawn!

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

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.

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Lawn and Garden · Selling Your Home · Uncategorized

Crawl Space Problems!

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Ever wonder what problems may be lurking unerneather your house? In this video by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina he shows some problems he find in the crawl space of and old farm house in Monroe NC. Thes problems include high moisture contentent, open wasteline, wasteline with an impropper slope, impropper support piers, floor […]

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Tags: Crawlspace Issues · High Moisture · Open Wasteline · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Sealed Crawl Spaces

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Will a sealed crawl space fix it? Yes it will but how does it work. A “normal vented” crawl space actually pulls in more moisture if there are air conditioning ducts there. By sealing off the vents you are preventing new moisture from coming into the […]

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Tags: Going Green · Home Buying · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Storm Drain Problems

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Moisture in a crawl space is bad news. It can cause a host of problems including but not limited to undermining the foundation and footers. Moisture is also a conducive condition for termites. We all know the damage those guys can do. Another big time problem with moisture in the crawl is mold and mildew. […]

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Tags: Charlotte Area Housing Market · Home Improvement · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Disconnected Dryer Vent

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? In North Carolina it is considered high moisture if the moisture content of the floor joists or subfloor is 20% or greater. This is considererd condusive conditions for termites and for fungus. There are multiple causes and multiple fixes for high moisture in the crawl. Some […]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Remodeling · Selling Your Home · Termites