When considering a roof replacement consider installing a metal roof. Metal roofs last at least 50 years so over the long run you are saving money and reducing fire risk.
On January 23, 2017, WC Home Inspection will have a table at the CCAR Expo at the Marriott Resort at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach. We are excited to be a part of this event.
If you are hanging large pictures, I recommend a product from Hillman that is pictured above. It assures a secure and level picture, plus it simplifies the process. The product is available at the big box home improvement stores.
We are excited to announce that WC Home Inspection LLC has formed a partnership with
Palmetto Environmental Solutions. Palmetto Environmental Solutions provides testing and if
needed can remediate mold. In addition, the staff of Palmetto Environmental Solutions are experts dealing with potential crawlspace issues including excessive moisture and mold. WC Home Inspection LLC believes it is important to have a reputable, professional environmental services firm to deal with mold and crawlspace concerns.
Last night I was watching Mike Holmes and his son on DYI. They were renovating Mike Jr.'s house. They took the drywall off in the basement and saw some significant cracks. Mike's guidance to his son and the audience was if you can insert a coin in the crack you need to have it evaluated by a professional.
Just a reminder to everyone that it is important to protect your outside water bib from freezing. If you do not have a freeze proof bib, it is important you get an insulated cover from your local hardware or big box store. A small price to avoid a major problem.
We now have the ability to test well water. We have a relationship with a highly respected lab to do the analysis of well water. We always recommend the testing of well water before making a purchase decision regarding a property.
As a native son of Ohio, I must comment on the passing of John Glenn. A truly great American.
John Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the earth, circling three times. Before joining NASA, he was a distinguished fighter pilot in both World War II and Korea, with five Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen clusters.
He went into space and orbited the earth in a very experimental and risky spacecraft. He realized the importance of this flight for our nation and accepted the challenge. And then at an advanced age he went into space again because of his true love of space exploration.
He served his nation and Ohio as a US Senator. Always putting Ohio and the nation first.
Godspeed John Glenn and we will miss you.
Remember that home inspectors are not code inspectors. Our goal is to provide our clients with information to make the right decision. So what is the concern with exterior electric panels? Many of these panels are within local code but think about a heavy rain hitting the box .... would it prevent water from entering the box and causing an arc or short? If you have an exterior box consider adding additional protection to keep water from entering the box. Even a simple awning of some sort above the box would provide some protection. Or buy one of the many enclosures that provide adequate protection.
On Wednesday, I inspected a beautiful condo unit on the Waccamaw River. What a beautiful place!
Tomorrow, we are going to York and Fort Mill, SC to inspect two homes. Always glad to return to the greater Rock Hill area.
Remember, we service all of the South Carolina!
Have a great weekend and happy hunting for those that are looking for a new home!