InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

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.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Peligros e Inspección de los Espacios de Arrastre (Crawlspace Hazards and Inspection)

November 28th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses some of the more common hazards found in crawlspaces:  Peligros e Inspección de los Espacios de Arrastre.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Eligiendo al Inspector de Viviendas Más Adecuado (Choosing the Right Home Inspector)

November 19th, 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 all the benefits they will receive by hiring an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector®:  Eligiendo al Inspector de Viviendas Más Adecuado.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Connection Design for Home Inspectors

November 17th, 2014

Understanding fasteners and connections is one of the key skill sets for home inspectors, especially when determining the safety of attached decks and other structural elements.  Read about the many types and purposes of fasteners in our new article:  Structural Connection Design for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Choosing the Right Home Inspection Business Insurance Provider

November 14th, 2014

Having the right insurance protection is critical for home inspectors.  When it’s not possible to avoid a claim, your agent needs to be on your side, and your coverage needs to come through for you.  To learn more about the various things to consider when purchasing, updating or changing your business insurance, read our latest article:  Choosing the Right Home Inspection Business Insurance Provider.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Eligiendo una Casa Prefabricada (Choosing a Manufactured Home)

November 10th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses some of the most desirable features of manufactured housing:  Eligiendo una Casa Prefabricada.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design of Lateral Resistance to Wind and Earthquake for the Home Inspector

October 29th, 2014

Understanding the considerations involved in building design for seismic and wind resistance can help inspectors on the job.  Read our new article:  Structural Design of Lateral Resistance to Wind and Earthquake for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Tomacorrientes en la Cubierta (Deck Receptacles)

October 29th, 2014

For Spanish-speaking members or members who have Spanish-speaking clients, read our article newly translated into Spanish that explains the specific type of electrical receptacles required at outdoor locations, especially decks:  Tomacorrientes en la Cubierta.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Convirtiendo su Hogar en un Lugar a Prueba de Niños: 12 Dispositivos de Seguridad para Proteger a sus Niños (Child-Proofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children)

October 27th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses a dozen safety devices that can help homeowners keep their children safe in the home:  Convirtiendo su Hogar en un Lugar a Prueba de Niños: 12 Dispositivos de Seguridad para Proteger a sus Niños.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article: Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

October 22nd, 2014

Child safety in the home is a critical consideration for parents, and electrical hazards abound, so read how you can protect young children from shock hazards in our new article on Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Ventanas y Escaleras a Prueba de Niños (Child-Proofing Windows and Stairs)

October 22nd, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the potential hazards presented by windows and stairs to young children, and what homeowners can do to child-proof their home:  Ventanas y Escaleras a Prueba de Niños.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection & consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Condensación en Ventanas de Doble Vidrio (Condensation in Double-Paned Windows)

October 11th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the problems of and remedies for condensation in double-paned windows:  Condensación en Ventanas de Doble Vidrio

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Contaminantes Biológicos en el Hogar (Biological Pollutants in the Home)

October 8th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this lengthy public-domain article on your website (or take excerpts from it), which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the most common indoor air pollutants and how they can be mitigated for a healthier indoor environment:  Contaminantes Biológicos en el Hogar.  This article is a great way to help market your IAC2-related services, including mold and radon inspections.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design of Wood Framing for the Home Inspector

September 23rd, 2014

Home inspectors can increase their knowledge about the strength and serviceability considerations that go into the design and construction of wood-frame houses in our new inspection article:  Structural Design of Wood Framing for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.