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Tune in as Bonnie Lelak, interviews James Brantley, a Brandon Mississippi home inspector about the different items and strange things that he has found during his time as a home inspector, also find out some of the ways that you can prepare for the home inspection especially if you are the seller and find out what to expect if you're the buyer and you're purchasing a new home. James Brantley can be reached at 601-454-4073 or visit his website at http://www.magnoliainspector.com.
David & Bonnie Lelak with IHI Home Inspections can be reached at 404-788-2581 or on the web at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com Call James today for your Mississippi home inspection needs and David for your Atlanta home inspection needs!
Choosing a home inspector is an important decision as part of your house buying process.
A good home inspection company will have and use good equipment for the job. The tools they use can be an indication of the professionalism of their work.
Are you getting ready to put your house on the market? When it sells are you ready for the home inspection? Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina gives you the top ten tips to getting a cleaner home inspection report from the home inspector.
Confirm gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burning.
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.
Replace any burned out light bulbs.
Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if needed.
Clean or replace dirty HVAC Air Filters. Verify filters fit and are properly secured.
Move wood, stored items, high soil lines or debris away from foundations perimeter walls or crawl space.
Unlock or remove locks from any items the inspectors must access:
Gates on fences
Attic Access Hatches or Doors
Electric Service Panels
Crawl Space Hatches, for pier-and-beam construction
Confirm areas and components are accessible by removing items blocking access to:.
Trim tree limbs away from the roof covering and trim shrubs away from the exterior walls to allow access.
Repair or Replace broken, damaged or missing items:
John Watkins of Nashville Home Inspection Interviews Top Real Estate Coach Krista Baker. Krista will provide a plan to help Realtors get their business booming in the new Year.
We all love drywall but over time it's easy to get dents and dingd as well as nail pops. In this podcast Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina will tell you some steps you can do to fix all of these from mudding to sanding and painting. He will talk about repairing small holes in drywall as well as large holes in drywall. If have any drywall repair questions or home inspection questions call Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575
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 podcast the home inspector will tell you how to fix ceramic and compression water faucets, ball faucets, cartridge faucets and ceramic disk faucets. If you would like to save money on your water bill and save yourself a headache listent to this podcast.
How do you know if you have a a water leak or a leaky toilet? In this podcast by Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin he explains how you can tell and ways to fix it. One of the first signs of a waer leak would be an increase in the water bill. You might have a leak at the toilet or you could have a dripping faucet. If your water meter runs continiously this would probably be another sign that you might have a water leak. Check for wet areas around your yard. In this podcast Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin will dicuss these and many other possibilities and will tell you how to repair a leaky toilet including replaing the wax ring.
If you have any questions about water leaks, leaky toilets or any other home inspection questions please call Home Inspection Carolina at 704-542-6575
Are you going to be buying or selling a residential property? If so you don't want to miss next few episodes. This week we are going to be focusing on a number of real estate questions that we have received over the last two weeks.
Today's question is: "How important is a home inspector when buying a home?"
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Sarasota Inspector Talks About Dishwasher Maintenance
Tim Beavers, inspector at Above All Home Inspecting (AAHI) in Sarasota, Florida says dishwashers require maintenance as does all appliances. In order for your dishwasher to operate correctly with no issues there are a few simple steps one should take.
This episode is going to discuss dishwasher maintenace routines. What is required and how to address it.
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Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin oultines the No 1 mistake home buyers make when purchasing a home. The No1 mistake is picking the wrong home inspector and winding up with the money pit. Preston will tell you what you should look for when hiring a home inspector. Afew things you want to look for are the No of years the home inspector has been in business and if he has good reviews online. You also want to know if the home inspector offers a warranty and recall check which is a service the home inspector can provide to check all the built in appliance in the house to see if there are any recalls. You also want to know if your home inspector has the ability to do thermal infrared scanning in which they can use a camera to see things that can't be seen with the naked eye. Another thing you want to check for is that your home inspector is a member of a professional home inspection association which has some higher education requirements for its members. Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC has all of these and check to make sure your home inspector has these credential too.
You need an inspector who literally knows houses inside and out and is thoroughly acquainted with state, county, and city regulations. Start asking questions. Interview each prospective home inspector. Let him inform you by describing the inspections he does and why he thinks you should choose him.