As 2010 winds down, we think it’s a good time to take a look back at a brief inventory of the Top Ten Inspection Industry Innovations of the Decade. We’ve had a little bit of fun coming up with this list, but, frankly, we’re also more than a bit astonished at how far we’ve come as an industry and as an organization. Tell us what you think about our list, and help us celebrate our mutual accomplishments as we get ready to ring in the new year.
The Residential Services Energy Network (RESNET) announced yesterday that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors “to work together to promote the improvement of the energy performance of existing homes.”
Policies enacted recently by the Obama White House have presented new opportunities in the residential retrofit market, and the two organizations will work together to offer mutual training and certification for InterNACHI members. Both RESNET and InterNACHI will also work directly with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to have InterNACHI members become certified as Home Energy Professionals in order to participate in the DOE’s Home Energy Score pilot programs.
Click on the link to read RESNET’s and InterNACHI’s joint announcement in its entirety on the RESNET website, and watch President Obama discuss some of the details of the DOE’s program.
InterNACHI is pleased to announce the InterNACHI Inspector Total Package, available exclusively through InspectorOutlet.com. In addition to a year’s membership in InterNACHI, the Inspector Total Package includes:
- a subscription to NACHI.TV;
- a jacket, t-shirt and cap;
- personal protective equipment for on-the-job protection;
- a dozen handy inspection tools, and a toolbox to carry them in;
- marketing materials, including Nick Gromicko’s just-released “Inspection Business Success Strategies”;
- educational materials to add to your inspection reports;
- a customized website at InspectorPages.com;
- 100-day inspection coverage through Mountain Inspection Support Association;
- and other items worth literally thousands of dollars…
…all for the incredible price of just $499. Whether you’re a new member and just getting started, or a veteran who needs to upgrade his gear, this really IS the total package you’ll need to be on the right track with your inspection business! For inspectors who want it all, check out the InterNACHI Inspector Total Package now!
InterNACHI’s Chief Technology Office, Chris Morrell, gives simple how-to instructions for choosing a domain name for your home inspection website that will garner the most traffic on the Web. Read all about it in the article Choosing a Domain Name.
Although InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice doesn’t require home inspectors to investigate French drains, knowing about their function and operation can aid inspectors in detecting potential problems that a clogged or compromised French drain can lead to, including moisture intrusion, mold growth, and issues with the home’s structure below grade. Read all about it in French Drain Inspection.