South Country Home Inspections Blog

March 15, 2019

Building Orientation for Optimum Energy

by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko Building orientation is the practice of facing a building so as to maximize certain aspects of its surroundings, such as […]
February 22, 2019

Building Cavities Used as Supply or Return DuctsBuilding Cavities Used as Supply or Return Ducts

by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko Nearly all building codes restrict the use of cavity spaces as supply ducts. However, it has been common practice to […]
February 8, 2019

Building a Home

If you want to build a new home, there are things you need to know before you begin. Learn about construction standards and about buying land, […]
January 25, 2019

Bug Zappers

by Nick Gromicko A bug zapper is a popular exterior appliance installed by a homeowner or food handler to attempt localized control of flying insect populations. […]
January 11, 2019

Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems  […]
December 28, 2018

Barbeque Safety

by Nick Gromicko With barbeque season already here, homeowners should heed the following safety precautions in order to keep their families and property safe. Propane grills […]
December 14, 2018

Backflow Prevention

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Backflow is the reversal of the normal and intended direction of water flow in a water system. Devices and assemblies […]
November 16, 2018

Attic Pull-Down Ladders

by Nick Gromicko Attic pull-down ladders, also called attic pull-down stairways, are collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. Occupants can use these […]
November 2, 2018

Aging in Place

by Nick Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko “Aging in place” is the phenomenon describing senior citizens’ ability to live independently in their homes for as long as […]
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