South Country Home Inspections Blog

January 3, 2020

Commercial and Home Inspector Safety: Carcinogens on the Job

by Nick Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko Commercial and residential inspectors know that facing potential dangers in the course of their inspections is an inherent risk of […]
December 13, 2019

Collar Ties vs. Rafter Ties

by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko Collar ties and rafter ties are both horizontal roof-framing members, each with different purposes and requirements. Home inspectors should be […]
November 22, 2019

Closing Costs

by Nick Gromicko When a home is sold, there is a point in the transaction known as the closing, when the title to the property is […]
November 8, 2019

Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Buying a home?  It’s probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is […]
October 18, 2019

Choosing a Manufactured Home

Manufactured homes no longer have to be the simple, rectangular, boxy trailer homes of the past. Depending on the size of your home site, you can […]
September 27, 2019

Chinese Drywall

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Amidst a wave of Chinese import scares, ranging from toxic toys to tainted pet food, reports of contaminated drywall from […]
September 6, 2019

Child-Proofing Windows and Stairs

by Nick Gromicko The number one hazard for children is falls, which are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the U.S. for this age group.  About 8,000 […]
August 16, 2019

Child-Proofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children

by Nick Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko About 2.5 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that […]
August 2, 2019

Central Vacuum Systems

by Nick Gromicko A central vacuum system (sometimes called a whole-house vacuum system) is a cleaning device installed throughout a building. Located in the garage or […]
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