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May 21, 2021

Bamboo Construction and Inspection

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Bamboo is a type of hollow grass native to many areas of the world, most notably the Far East and Southeast Asia. It […]
April 16, 2021

Home Inspector Safety & the Dangers of Arc Flashes

by Benjamin Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko Home inspection is one largely unregulated industry whose professionals must nevertheless be aware of their safety and that of their […]
February 5, 2021

Hearths and Hearth Extensions

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard A fireplace hearth is the floor area within a fireplace. It is made from noncombustible materials, such as brick […]
January 16, 2021

H-Clips for Inspectors

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard H-clips, also called panel-edge clips, are small steel devices that fit snugly between wood panels in order to provide […]
January 1, 2021

Garbage Disposals for Inspectors

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard Garbage disposals are residential and commercial appliances designed to shred food waste so that it can fit through plumbing. […]
November 27, 2020

Electrical Service Panels

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Electrical panels are boxes that house circuit breakers, which are are safety devices that stop the electrical current if it exceeds the safe […]
October 30, 2020

Efflorescence for Inspectors

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Ben Gromicko Efflorescence is the white chalky powder that you might find on the surface of a concrete or brick wall. It can […]
October 16, 2020

Dryer Vent Safety

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum. […]
September 27, 2020

Detecting Corrosion in Concrete-Encased Steel

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard How Steel Corrodes Reinforcing steel bar (rebar) exposed to air oxidizes or rusts through the conversion of the iron in the steel to […]
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