InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

New inspection and consumer article: Surge Protectors

July 20th, 2011

Know much about surge protectors? They’re used to protect sensitive electronics and appliances from high levels of electricity, but they can wear out after repeated use and actually cause fires themselves.  To find out more about how they work and how they differ from standard power strips, check out our new article:  Surge Protectors.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection and consumer article: Power Strips: Their Uses and Hazards

July 20th, 2011

Power strips are blocks of electrical sockets arranged in a convenient way so that several appliances may be powered in a small area. Unfortunately, it’s easy to overload these devices, which may cause a fire or electrical shock. To find out more about their safety protections and potential dangers, check out our new article:  Power Strips:  Their Uses and Hazards.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection and consumer article newly translated into French: Inspection De La Grange

July 12th, 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 maintenance requirements and special considerations of inspecting a barn:  Inspection De La Grange.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into French: Le Barbecue En Toute Sécurité (Barbecue Safety)

July 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 the hazards and necessary safety precautions for using home barbecues:  Le Barbecue En Toute Sécurité.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Off-Grid Photovoltaic Systems

July 8th, 2011

Green features are becoming more prevalent in both residential and commercial properties, whether the energy-saving features are part of new construction or added as retrofits to an older property.  Inspectors can become acquainted with the systems that incorporate solar energy as the primary source for powering a home’s electrical needs by reading this latest inspection article:  Inspecting Off-Grid Photovoltaic Systems

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into French: L’Amiante

July 6th, 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 history and hazards of asbestos:  L’Amiante.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.