South Country Home Inspections Blog

These blog articles were written by various authors and are presented strictly for promotional use only. South Country Home Inspections, Inc. makes no guarantee or warranty regarding the accuracy of these blog articles. Please review your inspection agreement to ensure what will be included and excluded regarding your inspection.

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 […]
August 29, 2020

Chimney Inspection: Preventing Collapse

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Chimneys are among the heaviest and most structurally vulnerable of all exterior components of a building. Accidents caused by their collapse can […]
August 14, 2020

Basic Waterproofing for Basements

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Water Damage Concerns Basements are typically the area of a structure most at risk for water damage because they are located below […]
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