InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

InterNACHI’s own Will Decker to teach IR imaging for gas utility rebate program

February 24th, 2011

Check out InterNACHI member Will Decker’s Building Science and Thermal Imaging Course, which has just been slated for a gas utility rebate program, and which is free to all InterNACHI members and worth 5 Continuing Education credit hours.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

InterNACHI’s qualifying mold-related courses for Florida grandfathering

February 24th, 2011

According to the Florida DBPR’s requirements, several of InterNACHI’s online courses totaling 70 credit hours qualify as Continuing Education for mold licensing under grandfathering.  Visit this page to read the details before you apply.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

InterNACHI and the Home Energy Team Institute team up for the DOE’s Home Score Program

February 24th, 2011

InterNACHI inspectors are being given special tuition discounts by the Home  Energy Team Institute for the RESNET HESP online course to become qualified under the DOE’s Home Score Program requirements.  Read more about it here.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

Group marketing materials now available

February 24th, 2011

InterNACHI’s new Marketing Team has developed full-color brochures that InterNACHI inspectors in the same area and/or participating in the same event can use to market their individual businesses.  See them at InterNACHI’s Marketing Library.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

Free downloadable QR matrix barcode

February 24th, 2011

A QR code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones, usually with a free app.  Put this image on your marketing material, and when a person reads it with their smartphone, it automatically directs them to the InterNACHI homepage.  Download the QR code from InterNACHI’s Marketing Library.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

InterNACHI’s Inspector Agreement now available in Spanish

February 24th, 2011

InterNACHI is now offering its Inspector-Client Agreement in Spanish.  Download the PDF or the MS Word 2007 doc.x to customize your own.  Visit the Inspector Agreement page now!

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

“Childproofing Your Home” marketing materials from InterNACHI’s Marketing Team

February 24th, 2011

Check them out at InterNACHI’s new Marketing Library.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

Inspector Marketing “Lunch Box”

February 24th, 2011

The Inspector “Lunch Box” is a new product of InterNACHI’s Marketing Team.  It’s great paired with your leave-behind letter.  It makes a memorable impression and is sure to get you repeat business.  Check it out at Inspector Outlet.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

New inspection article: Bug Zappers

February 24th, 2011

Bug zappers are found in millions of backyards, and their characteristic zap sound lets us know that they’re hard at work, killing thousands of pesky bugs per night. But which bugs are they killing?  It turns out that very few mosquitoes and other biting insects are harmed by bug zappers, which mostly attract beetles, fireflies and other harmless critters.  And, even worse, bug zappers have the potential to spread disease to humans. To find out more, check out our new article on Bug Zappers.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

New inspection article: Barn Inspection

February 23rd, 2011

Inspectors in rural areas may, from time to time, be asked to inspect a barn. Knowledge of some of the basic ways that barns are more at risk than standard homes is key, and you can find out more about those hazards and their prevention in our new article on Barn Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

New inspection article: Cement Substitutes

February 18th, 2011

Cement substitutes are used to strengthen concrete, but they offer environmental advantages, as well. These industrial byproducts, such as silica fume, fly ash and slag, would go to waste if they weren’t added to cement mixes for residential and commercial construction. Read our new article to find out about some of the more common Cement Substitutes.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

New inspection article: Sample Narratives

February 17th, 2011

Inspecting a property is only part of the job; conveying the results of the inspection into a detailed yet readable report is another important part, and it’s the part that sells your inspection services for repeat and word-of-mouth business.  Read some Sample Narratives here, and then buy InterNACHI’s Narratives Library on CD.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

InterNACHI gets one of first licenses to offer DOE home energy score interface.

February 16th, 2011

InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Inc., has just received a full license to develop its own web-based interface expressly designed to replicate the Home Energy Scoring Tool, and thereby generate a Home Energy Score label (approved by the U.S. Department of Energy) online.

500,000 home are expected to be scored.

For more information visit: http://www.nachi.org/hes.htm

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

New inspection article: Straw Bale Home Basics

February 16th, 2011

Straw bale homes come with their own set of construction and inspection best practices.  While their numbers may be limited, their popularity is growing as one of the greenest types of homes.  Read our updated and expanded article on Straw Bale Home Basics.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

Notice to Occupants of Safety Issue

February 14th, 2011

Following discovery of a safety issue during an inspection, the inspector is obligated to notify the occupants of the property about it.

Here’s some suggested language that inspectors can use for their own notice:  Notice to Occupants of Safety Issue.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.