InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

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.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Inspection Relative à la Prévention des Risques Sismiques

March 15th, 2013

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and explains the importance of preparing a home in the event of an earthquake:  Inspection Relative à la Prévention des Risques Sismiques.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer and inspection article: Homeowner Maintenance: Changing the HVAC Filter

January 25th, 2013

Failing to perform simple home maintenance tasks can lead to some serious consequences.  One of the easier tasks is changing the furnace or HVAC filter.  Homeowners may need to do it every three months, but there are conditions that require it to be done more frequently.  Find out what those conditions are and why it’s so important to stay on top of this task in the first place in our latest article:  Homeowner Maintenance: Changing the HVAC Filter.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspector and consumer article: The Duty to Warn: A Home Inspector’s and Home Seller’s Guide to Immediate Hazards

December 31st, 2012

Inspectors are somewhat divided on the question of when to breach their client’s confidentiality for when (or whether) to warn a non-client about an imminent danger on an inspected property.  Depending on the hazard, some inspectors wouldn’t think twice, while others are concerned about ensuring everyone’s safety versus minimizing their own liability.  This article discusses the pros and cons for both homeowners and home inspectors:  The Duty to Warn:  A Home Inspector’s and Home Seller’s Guide to Immediate Hazards.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Inspection des Acariens (Dust Mite Inspection)

December 18th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and explains the problems caused for sensitive people by the ubiquitous household dust mite:  Inspection des Acariens  (Dust Mite Inspection).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Sécurité et Conduits d’Évacuation des Sécheuses (Dryer Vent Safety)

December 12th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and explains the importance of properly locating the clothes dryer vent and regularly cleaning its lint trap to prevent a potential house fire:   Sécurité et Conduits d’Évacuation des Sécheuses (Dryer Vent Safety).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Prises Électriques de Terrasses (Deck Receptacles)

December 6th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and explains the importance of having special electrical receptacles for exterior use, especially on a home’s deck:  Les Prises Électriques de Terrasses (Deck Receptacles).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: L’Espace Défendable (Defensible Space)

November 29th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and explains the importance of fire mitigation measures for homeowners who live near forested areas, especially during windy and dry conditions:  L’Espace Défendable (Defensible Space).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Just released in its 7th Edition: “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection”

October 16th, 2012

Author and InterNACHI Director of Education Ben Gromicko is pleased to join InterNACHI in announcing the release of the 7th Edition of “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection,” the homeowner’s ultimate home maintenance guide, now with a new look, revamped format, and updated information.  Read all about it here.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.