InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Eligiendo una Casa Prefabricada (Choosing a Manufactured Home)

November 10th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses some of the most desirable features of manufactured housing:  Eligiendo una Casa Prefabricada.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Tomacorrientes en la Cubierta (Deck Receptacles)

October 29th, 2014

For Spanish-speaking members or members who have Spanish-speaking clients, read our article newly translated into Spanish that explains the specific type of electrical receptacles required at outdoor locations, especially decks:  Tomacorrientes en la Cubierta.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Convirtiendo su Hogar en un Lugar a Prueba de Niños: 12 Dispositivos de Seguridad para Proteger a sus Niños (Child-Proofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children)

October 27th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses a dozen safety devices that can help homeowners keep their children safe in the home:  Convirtiendo su Hogar en un Lugar a Prueba de Niños: 12 Dispositivos de Seguridad para Proteger a sus Niños.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article: Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

October 22nd, 2014

Child safety in the home is a critical consideration for parents, and electrical hazards abound, so read how you can protect young children from shock hazards in our new article on Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Ventanas y Escaleras a Prueba de Niños (Child-Proofing Windows and Stairs)

October 22nd, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the potential hazards presented by windows and stairs to young children, and what homeowners can do to child-proof their home:  Ventanas y Escaleras a Prueba de Niños.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection & consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Condensación en Ventanas de Doble Vidrio (Condensation in Double-Paned Windows)

October 11th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the problems of and remedies for condensation in double-paned windows:  Condensación en Ventanas de Doble Vidrio

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Contaminantes Biológicos en el Hogar (Biological Pollutants in the Home)

October 8th, 2014

For inspectors with Spanish-speaking clients, post this lengthy public-domain article on your website (or take excerpts from it), which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the most common indoor air pollutants and how they can be mitigated for a healthier indoor environment:  Contaminantes Biológicos en el Hogar.  This article is a great way to help market your IAC2-related services, including mold and radon inspections.

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.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Envenenamiento con Monóxido de Carbono y Cómo Detectarlo (Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors)

January 3rd, 2014

For Spanish-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the dangers of carbon monoxide and the importance of properly inspecting CO detectors:  Envenenamiento con Monóxido de Carbono y Cómo Detectarlo (Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting the Dryer Exhaust

September 11th, 2013

According to InterNACHI’s Residential SOP, inspectors are required to inspect the mechanical exhaust of clothes dryers.   Homeowners can also benefit from knowing the requirements for a properly installed dryer exhaust, as well the hazards if it’s done wrong.  Read our new article titled Inspecting the Dryer Exhaust.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into French: La Sécurité Électrique (Electrical Safety)

May 23rd, 2013

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI consumer article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the hazards and precautions for dealing with household electricity:  La Sécurité Électrique.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: L’Inspection des Clôtures Électriques (Electric Fence Inspection)

May 14th, 2013

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the dangers of and some pointers for inspecting electric fences at residential properties:  L’Inspection des Clôtures Électriques.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article: The 10 Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your Home

May 8th, 2013
Burglars are generally lazy (why else choose crime as a career?), and it’s this very characteristic that homeowners and renters can exploit to protect themselves in case their homes get broken into.  One way is to find unusual places to keep your valuables, both hidden and in plain sight.  Read about some of the best places to hide your precious items (as well as some of the worst places, and why) in our new consumer article:  The 10 Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your Home.
This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into French: La Sécurité du Domicile des Personnes Âgées (Home Safety for the Elderly)

May 7th, 2013

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and covers the hazards and solutions for keeping elderly occupants safe in their homes:  La Sécurité du Domicile des Personnes Âgées.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Memo to Real Estate Professionals RE: Inspecting Crawlspaces with Water

May 7th, 2013

InterNACHI’s message board has seen several threads about the hidden hazards of inspecting crawlspaces, especially those that are particularly damp or have standing water.  Not only can you not inspect what you can’t see, but you also may be in for a nasty surprise by forging ahead based on the pressure of a home sale.  We advise erring on the side of caution at all times and have put the real estate profession on notice in our Memo to Real Estate Professionals RE:  Inspecting Crawlspaces with Water.  Print it and hand it out the next time you find yourself put on the spot.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.