InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Inspection and consumer article newly translated into French: Effectuer Une Inspection de Fourmis

June 29th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French, and explains the telltale signs of an ant infestation:  Effectuer Une Inspection de Fourmis.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection and consumer article newly translated into French: Echelles Escamotables de Grenier

June 24th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French, and explains the safe use and potential hazards involved with attic pull-down ladders:  Echelles Escamotables de Grenier.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer and inspection article: Ultrasonic Pest Repellers: Solution or Scam?

June 20th, 2011

Ultrasonic pest repellers have been on the market for many years, despite a lack of scientific evidence that they actually work. Learn how they function and more about the debate surrounding their efficacy in our new article:  Ultrasonic Pest Repellers:  Solution or Scam?

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Commercial and Home Inspector Safety: Carcinogens on the Job

June 16th, 2011

Commercial and home inspectors face many hazards on the job, and some of them can cause long-term damage to their health and that of their clients.  Read about the U.S. Health and Human Services’ latest Report on Carcinogens to discover what cancer-causing dangers may be hiding in plain sight in Commercial and Home Inspector Safety:  Carcinogens on the Job.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Enjoy this home inspection crossword puzzle!

June 14th, 2011

How sharp are your skills?  Test your knowledge by printing off and filling out this Crossword Puzzle on the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation & Interior!

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Maîtrise des Incendies Dans Les Garages Attenants

June 8th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French, and explains how to mitigate the hazards of an accidental fire in an attached garage:  Maîtrise des Incendies Dans Les Garages Attenants.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New commercial inspection article: Cost Segregation Studies for Commercial Properties

June 8th, 2011

Commercial property inspectors should be aware — as both business owners and inspectors — about the advantages of cost segregation studies.  The IRS guidelines that govern a CSS allow the classification of personal property — the non-permanent, non-structural systems and components of commercial properties — to be depreciated at a much faster rate than real commercial property.  Read about this potentially exploitable niche market for inspectors in Cost Segregation Studies for Commercial Properties.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

InterNACHI members can now save up to 88% at OfficeMax!

June 8th, 2011

InterNACHI members can now enjoy steep discounts at office supply giant OfficeMax, ranging from 31% to a staggering 88% off, at more than 900 retail outlets as well as online!  Find out the details about this latest InterNACHI member benefit in this brief article.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Evaluating Problems with Fasteners

June 2nd, 2011

The term “fasteners” covers a huge amount of hardware used in a variety of applications. The types that home inspectors are most likely to encounter on the job include nails, screws, bolts and anchors.  However, by the time an inspector sees a fastener, it’s already installed and all that’s visible is usually only the head.  Inspectors will have a better chance of recognizing defective conditions by learning to recognize fastener types and their performance characteristics in our new article titled Evaluating Problems with Fasteners.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Équerres Anti Basculement pour Cuisinières Amovibles

June 2nd, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French, that explains the importance of anti-tip devices for freestanding kitchen stoves:  Équerres Anti Basculement pour Cuisinières Amovibles.

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.