InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Cisternas (Cisterns)

April 3rd, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses different types of cisterns and how to inspect them:  Cisternas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Brick Veneer in Residential Construction

April 1st, 2015

Brick is one of the sturdiest and time-tested building materials available.  It also requires specific installation techniques and maintenance in order to perform effectively.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations of the many challenges involved in inspecting brick veneer in the new article:  Inspecting Brick Veneer in Residential Construction.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer & inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Pájaros Plaga (Pest Birds)‏

March 24th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the problems and solutions of pest birds, especially at commercial properties:  Pájaros Plaga.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Invasión de Murciélagos (Bat Infestation)

March 12th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the structural problems and health hazards that can result from bats that take up residence in a home:  Invasión de Murciélagos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección de Casetas para Murciélagos (Bat House Inspection)

March 7th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and describes the purposes of having a bat house on one’s property, as well as the features and issues to look for when inspecting one:   Inspección de Casetas para Murciélagos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Replacement Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency

March 6th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on a case study of a 1970s home and whether replacing its windows can improve its comfort and increase its energy efficiency.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Replacement Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New marketing article for inspectors: Trade Shows for Home Inspectors

March 5th, 2015

Whether you’ve hit a slow time of the season or are looking for ways to expand your marketing reach, consider advertising your inspection services at live local events, such as trade shows.  This new article spells out some of the do’s and don’ts of marketing at trade shows:  Trade Shows for Home Inspectors.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Seguridad en la Ventilación de la Secadora (Dryer Vent Safety)

February 20th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the proper way to vent a clothes dryer, as well as some of the hazards of an improperly installed vent hose:  Seguridad en la Ventilación de la Secadora.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Electrical Service from Hell

February 11th, 2015

Nick Gromicko and his staff have constructed a problem panel as a mini-inspection tutorial.  This pictorial training article is a must for inspectors who want to be better prepared to spot problems with residential electrical service panels, including service size, wiring, connections, and issues with the panel’s labeling and exterior.  Read it here:  Electrical Service from Hell.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Espacio Defensivo (Defensible Space)

February 6th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the maintenance steps that homeowners with rural properties can take to protect their homes against the threat of wildfires:  Espacio Defensivo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Construire une Maison Éco-Énergétique (Elements of an Energy-Efficient House)

February 2nd, 2015

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the features of an energy-efficient home and how it can save your clients on their energy bills:  Construire une Maison Éco-Énergétique.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into French: L’Électricité: Origines, Consommation et Coûts (Electricity: Origins, Consumption and Costs)

January 30th, 2015

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the sources of electrical power and the issues surrounding its consumption:   L’Électricité: Origines, Consommation et Coûts.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: How to Clean Algae and Moss Off Asphalt Shingles

January 13th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on how to clean moss and algae off their asphalt shingle roofs.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  How to Clean Algae and Moss Off Asphalt Shingles

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design Basics of Residential Construction for the Home Inspector

December 10th, 2014

Understanding the historical, current and future considerations involved in structural residential design for seismic and wind resistance can help inspectors on the job.  Read our new article:  Structural Design Basics of Residential Construction for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Informes Crediticios (Credit Reports)

December 2nd, 2014

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the purposes and uses of credit reports:  Informes Crediticios.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.