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New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Lot Drainage in Areas with Expansive Soils

August 24th, 2015

Expansive soils can create structural and even liability problems for homeowners and their properties when drainage provisions are absent or installed improperly.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations of the problems of building on expansive soils and what inspectors can do to assist their clients in this new article:  Inspecting Residential Lot Drainage in Areas with Expansive Soils.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Seguridad Eléctrica (Electrical Safety)‏

August 21st, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses potential electrical safety hazards in the home that homeowners–especially those with children–should be aware of:  Seguridad Eléctrica.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: How to Get Real Value from Replacement Windows

August 7th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on the factors they should consider when replacing windows for improved comfort and increased energy efficiency.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  How to Get Real Value from Replacement Windows.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Attached Garages

August 4th, 2015

Attached garages at single-family homes can be the source of many hazards, including fire, as well as carbon monoxide emissions and other gases and vapors from stored materials.  Builders, too, may often cut corners in their construction in an effort to save money.  Learn about some of the common problems, code requirements, and items to look for on an inspection by reading Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article, Inspecting Residential Attached Garages.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Release for Inspectors Accompanied by Ride-Alongs

July 29th, 2015

InterNACHI encourages its members to pass along their wealth of knowledge and experience to others.  To that end, many inspectors welcome the opportunity to be accompanied on their appointments by those interested in inspections or just starting out.  But being a mentor shouldn’t cost you, especially if the newbie is injured due to his own negligence or something beyond your control.  That’s why InterNACHI Legal Counsel Mark Cohen has developed a Release from Liability. Read more and download your own copy of the release at Release for Inspectors Accompanied by Ride-Alongs.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New table of interest: Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

July 13th, 2015

This table of statistics includes some of the most common — and a few uncommon — causes of deaths annually in the U.S., and has been compiled using data from numerous authoritative sources.  Check out Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección del Cerco Eléctrico (Electric Fence Inspection)

July 8th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the operation and potential hazards of electric fencing on private properties:  Inspección del Cerco Eléctrico.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Eflorescencia para Inspectores (Efflorescence for Inspectors)

June 17th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the signs and causes of –as well as remedies for– efflorescence:  Eflorescencia para Inspectores.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Smoke Detectors, Alarm Systems and Upgrades

June 17th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers about smoke detectors, alarm systems, and what various jurisdictions around the U.S. require when upgrading or renovating.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Smoke Detectors, Alarm Systems and Upgrades.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección de Preparación para Terremotos (Earthquake Preparedness Inspection)‏

May 26th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the structural hazards of earthquakes on homes and how an inspection can help homeowners be prepared for them:  Inspección de Preparación para Terremotos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New legal article for home inspectors: How to Sign a Contract on Behalf of a Corporation or LLC

May 22nd, 2015

Read about how to maintain the integrity of the corporate veil between you and your inspection company in order to avoid unwanted liability in the latest article by InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen:   How to Sign a Contract on Behalf of a Corporation or LLC.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección por Presencia de Ácaros del Polvo (Dust Mite Inspection)

May 14th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the problems with and remedies for household dust mites:  Inspección por Presencia de Ácaros del Polvo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Costos de Cierre (Closing Costs)

May 5th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses what closing costs are in a real estate transaction:  Costos de Cierre.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: Litigating Like the Viet Cong

May 4th, 2015

Part of the cost of doing business in the inspection industry is dealing with the occasional unhappy client, and a small percentage of them may want to escalate their unhappiness by taking you to court.  But don’t fret if you’re a one-man operation with little to no experience in the courtroom.  InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen explains how the “little guy” can prevail in a lawsuit, much the same way that the Viet Cong proved to be a superior adversary, in his latest article, Litigating Like the Viet Cong:  How to Win Against an Opponent with Superior Resources.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: Do You Have a Fear of Hiring?

May 3rd, 2015

Most inspectors hope to get to a level in their business where they can not only pay the bills, but not worry about being able to pay them.  This kind of vision usually requires expanding, and expanding usually means hiring employees.  But some inspectors are reluctant to do it, even if they know it would result in improving the quality of their service.  We’ll help you take that next step in our latest article:  Do You Have a Fear of Hiring?

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.