InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Salles de Bain Recouvertes de Moquette (Carpeted Bathrooms)

October 31st, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the problems of carpeting in bathrooms:  Les Salles de Bain Recouvertes de Moquette.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New commercial inspection article: Inspecting Slip-Resistant Flooring in Commercial Buildings

October 31st, 2011

Commercial property owners and managers are responsible for the safety of the employees and residents who work in, occupy and visit their establishments.  One of the greatest threats to safety — and the greatest cause of liability — is slippery floors.  Luckily, it’s also the easiest to address and make safer.  Read all about it in our latest inspection article:  Inspecting Slip-Resistant Flooring in Commercial Buildings.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Intoxication au Monoxyde de Carbone et Détecteurs de Monoxyde de Carbone (Carbon Monoxide)

October 27th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the hazards and precautions, as well as inspection tips, related to carbon monoxide:  Intoxication au Monoxyde de Carbone et Détecteurs de Monoxyde de Carbone.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New commercial inspection article: Deep Fryer Inspection

October 26th, 2011

Deep fryers are common in commercial kitchens, but an accident involving hot grease can not only be painful, but lethal.  Understanding how they work and why certain common hazards should be avoided can help InterNACHI inspectors look for defects and potential problems at commercial kitchens.  Many of the same tips can apply to residential clients who can’t resist taking their barbecue fun to a dangerous new level.  Read our new commercial inspection article on Deep Fryer Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New commercial inspection article: Grease Trap Inspection

October 17th, 2011

Some of the dirtiest maintenance tasks of a commercial business are often the most neglected, and when they are, they can create some of the costliest — and unhealthiest — consequences.  Cleaning grease traps is probably at the top of the don’t-want-to-do list for most food-handling establishments, but knowing how they operate and what can go wrong can motivate owners and managers to make their maintenance a top priority.  Commercial property inspectors can offer simple tips to clients by understanding the mechanics and proper upkeep of grease traps by reading our new article:  Grease Trap Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

The Bellman Group, Inc., is approved as one of InterNACHI’s newest schools.

October 17th, 2011

InterNACHI is proud to announce its latest educational partnership with the Bellman Group, Inc., headed by inspection industry leader Charles (Chuck) Bellefontaine.  Read about it here.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Can a Real Estate Agent Sign the Inspection Agreement on Behalf of the Client?

October 16th, 2011

Home and commercial property inspectors must take all necessary steps to protect themselves legally.  Having the client sign an agreement before commencing the inspection is the best way to avoid misunderstandings regarding scope of work and other aspects of the job.  But what if the client is unavailable and appoints his or her real estate agent to take care of the inspection?  This common scenario is discussed in our new article:  Can a Real Estate Agent Sign the Inspection Agreement on Behalf of the Client?

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Constituent Materials of Concrete

October 12th, 2011

This second article in our series about concrete discusses the purposes, properties and characteristics of various constituent materials used in the manufacture of concrete:  Constituent Materials of Concrete.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into French: Les Domiciles Anti-Effraction (Burglar-Resistant Homes)

October 11th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the importance of and tips for burglar-proofing a home:  Les Domiciles Anti-Effraction.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Clés à Percussion et Ce Que Les Inspecteurs Doivent Savoir à Leur Sujet (Bump Keys)

October 7th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses how bump keys work and what inspectors should know about them:  Les Clés à Percussion et Ce Que Les Inspecteurs Doivent Savoir à Leur Sujet.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

La inspección del revestimiento de asbesto-cemento (Asbestos Cement Siding Inspection)

October 7th, 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 history, problems with and proper inspection of asbestos-cement siding:  La inspección del revestimiento de asbesto-cemento.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into Spanish: El asbesto (Asbestos)

October 6th, 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 history, hazards and proper inspection of asbestos:  El asbesto.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Bidets

October 6th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the operation and proper inspection of bidets:  Les Bidets.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.