InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Inspection article newly translated into French: Inspection des Maisons pour Chauves-souris (Bat House Inspection)

August 31st, 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 inspect a bat house:   Inspection des Maisons pour Chauves-souris.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Las columnas ajustables de acero (Adjustable Steel Columns)

August 30th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish, and explains the functions of adjustable steel columns:  Las columnas ajustables de acero.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: La inspección de un garaje (A Garage Inspection)

August 30th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish, and discusses what to look for during a garage inspection:   La inspección de un garaje.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into French: Infestation de Chauves-souris (Bat Infestation)

August 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 signs and hazards of a bat infestation:  Infestation de Chauves-souris.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Las 15 herramientas que todos los propietarios deberían de tener (15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own)

August 29th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish, and lists 15 must-have home-maintenance tools for homeowners:  Las 15 herramientas que todos los propietarios deberían de tener.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Las 10 maneras fáciles de reducir el consumo de energía en su casa (10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home)

August 29th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish, and explains 10 easy ways to save energy in your home:   Las 10 maneras fáciles de reducir el consumo de energía en su casa.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: The Comparative Negligence Defense for Home Inspectors

August 29th, 2011

Home inspectors are always at risk of encountering a litigious client even when they’ve performed excellent work and followed InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice.  Home inspectors should understand their rights and options if they wind up in court.  Read The Comparative Negligence Defense for Home Inspectors to understand your legal recourse if the worst happens, because the best defense is a good offense.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection and consumer article: Inspecting Floating Homes

August 26th, 2011

As homeowners seek greener or more unconventional types of housing, inspectors should be prepared to encounter unusual homes and consider expanding and adapting their inspection services and techniques to meet this growing need.  Floating homes have been around for decades, and inspecting them presents many unique challenges and opportunities.  Read more about them in our new article:  Inspecting Floating Homes.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Adobe Inspection

August 21st, 2011

There’s something satisfying about building with adobe, be it the simplicity and the antiquity of its design, the lack of expense or advanced skills it requires, or the knowledge that earthen structures are a totally local and sustainable resource. Adobe houses are among the oldest on the planet and they continue to be constructed all over the world.  Learn about their history, design and inspection tips in our new article on Adobe Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article translated into French: Etanchéité Basique Pour le Sous-sol (Basic Waterproofing for Basements)

August 19th, 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 properly waterproof a basement, along with maintenance and inspection tips:  Etanchéité Basique Pour le Sous-sol.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Home Heating Oil Tanks

August 11th, 2011

Home heating oil isn’t more flammable than other combustible oils, but when it leaks from its storage tank, it can easily destroy building materials and require hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of cleanup.  Inspectors and homeowners can learn more about how to detect hidden oil leaks and the dangers of accidental oil spills in our new article on Home Heating Oil Tanks.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer and inspection article: Window Films

August 10th, 2011

Homeowners and business owners can take steps today that will improve their indoor comfort while lowering their energy costs.  One such step is using window film, which can be applied directly to a window’s surface to cut glare and thermal transmission.  Other types of film are factory-installed between the panes of insulated glass units and provide permanent and even greater energy savings, such as those found in low-E windows and in the product Heat Mirror™.  Read about their properties and differences in our new article:  Window Films.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer inspection article: Baghouse Inspection

August 9th, 2011

You’ve probably never heard of a baghouse, but you’ve likely seen them while passing power plants, food production facilities, and a wide range of other industrial and commercial plants. They may look big and ugly, but they’re actually used to ensure a clean, dust-free environment for workers and any consumers that may be on site. They also reduce the exhaust of airborne contaminants that would otherwise create harmful air pollution. To find out more about how they work, check out our new article on Baghouse Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer and inspection article: Window Gas Fills

August 4th, 2011

InterNACHI has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA to train inspectors in energy audits so that homeowners can take advantage of the federal energy-efficiency initiatives that will be offering billions of dollars for green retrofits.  One cost-effective window choice for homeowners is insulated glass units (or IGUs).  Learn about how they work and why argon and krypton are used to fill the space between the panes in these windows in our new article on Window Gas Fills.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.