InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

New inspection article: Structural Design of Wood Framing for the Home Inspector

September 23rd, 2014

Home inspectors can increase their knowledge about the strength and serviceability considerations that go into the design and construction of wood-frame houses in our new inspection article:  Structural Design of Wood Framing for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Protección Gratis de los Agentes Inmobiliarios por Remisión Negligente (Free Negligent Referral Protection for Real Estate Agents)

September 22nd, 2014

For inspectors who deal with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the ways that you and InterNACHI can help them limit their liability with regard to home inspections by signing up for InterNACHI’s free Negligent Referral Program:  Protección Gratis de los Agentes Inmobiliarios por Remisión Negligente.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Cómo Pueden Limitar su Responsabilidad los Agentes con Respecto a las Inspecciones de Viviendas (How Agents Can Limit Their Liability with Regard to Home Inspections)

September 19th, 2014

For inspectors who deal with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the ways that you and InterNACHI can help them limit their liability with regard to home inspections:  Cómo Pueden Limitar su Responsabilidad los Agentes con Respecto a las Inspecciones de Viviendas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Informes de Inspección de Viviendas: Qué Esperar (Home Inspection Reports: What to Expect)

September 16th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains what they can expect from their home inspection report:  Informes de Inspección de Viviendas: Qué Esperar.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Drones and Inspections

September 11th, 2014

Smart home and commercial property inspectors are always looking for ways to use the latest technology to make their jobs safer and easier.  Video drones would seem to be a no-brainer for inspecting roofs, as well as for getting a bird’s-eye view of landscaping and drainage, etc.  But the FAA is poised to miss a deadline that’s a year away, unless some recently filed lawsuits prove to be game-changers.  Read more about these issues in our new inspection article:  Drones and Inspections.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Equipamiento para Inspección de Viviendas (Home Inspection Equipment)

September 9th, 2014

For Spanish-speaking members, read our article newly translated into Spanish that explains several different types of essential inspection tools that can make your job easier and safer:  Equipamiento para Inspección de Viviendas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Ir Más Allá o No: Esa es la Cuestión (To Exceed or Not to Exceed: That Is the Question)

September 5th, 2014

For Spanish-speaking members, this article explains some of the ramifications of ocasionally or even regularly exceeding InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection:  Ir Más Allá o No: Esa es la Cuestión.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspector Safety: Three-Point Control for Climbing Ladders

August 19th, 2014

Ladder safety is essential for home inspectors on the job, and you may be surprised to learn that there’s a safer technique than the one you’re using.  Read our new article to find out about it in  Inspector Safety:  Three-Point Control for Climbing Ladders.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design of Foundations for the Home Inspector

August 11th, 2014

The structural design of foundations for residential structures is a precise science that takes into account soil conditions, local climate, and building materials.  Home inspectors can benefit by understanding some of the factors involved in making these calculations, as well as the diverse selection of foundation types, by reading our new article:  Structural Design of Foundations for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design Loads for the Home Inspector

July 2nd, 2014

To better understand the considerations for designing homes to withstand various stresses, such as live and dead loads, snow loads, and wind loads (especially in extreme weather conditions), read our new article:  Structural Design Loads for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: How to Quadruple Your Inspection Business in Two Years

May 22nd, 2014

Ancient history holds much wisdom, even for inspectors trying to create new business.  You may be surprised to discover that you needn’t look any further than your past clients.  Read our new marketing article for inspectors:  How to Quadruple Your Inspection Business in Two Years.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design Concepts for the Home Inspector

May 13th, 2014

Home inspectors who inspect wood-frame construction can familiarize themselves with the design considerations used for creating such homes, especially with regard to live and dead loads, and how this common design handles wind stresses, in our new article:  Structural Design Concepts for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Three Photos Every Inspector Should Include at the End of the Report

May 2nd, 2014

Savvy home inspectors are always searching for ways to enhance their inspection reports–as well as the personalized home inspection experience–for their clients.  Learn a simple tip that will have a ripple effect for your marketing in our new article:  Three Photos Every Inspector Should Include at the End of the Report.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Building Cavities Used as Supply or Return Ducts

April 15th, 2014

Although it’s common practice to use various building cavities within a house as supply- and return-air ducts, this can actually cause an HVAC system to work harder because these seemingly convenient locations are notoriously prone to leaks.  Learn how this happens and what to advise your clients, especially those building new homes, in our new article:  Building Cavities Used as Supply or Return Ducts.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: How to Inspect the Refrigerator

March 21st, 2014

Although inspecting household appliances falls outside InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice, some state SOPs require it, and some InterNACHI members offer appliance inspection as a value-added aspect of their standard home inspections.  Read about how a refrigerator operates, its different features, and how to inspect it:  How to Inspect the Refrigerator.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.