InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Invasión de Murciélagos (Bat Infestation)

March 12th, 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 problems and health hazards that can result from bats that take up residence in a home:  Invasión de Murciélagos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección de Casetas para Murciélagos (Bat House Inspection)

March 7th, 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 describes the purposes of having a bat house on one’s property, as well as the features and issues to look for when inspecting one:   Inspección de Casetas para Murciélagos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Replacement Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency

March 6th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on a case study of a 1970s home and whether replacing its windows can improve its comfort and increase its energy efficiency.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Replacement Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New marketing article for inspectors: Trade Shows for Home Inspectors

March 5th, 2015

Whether you’ve hit a slow time of the season or are looking for ways to expand your marketing reach, consider advertising your inspection services at live local events, such as trade shows.  This new article spells out some of the do’s and don’ts of marketing at trade shows:  Trade Shows for Home Inspectors.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Seguridad en la Ventilación de la Secadora (Dryer Vent Safety)

February 20th, 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 explains the proper way to vent a clothes dryer, as well as some of the hazards of an improperly installed vent hose:  Seguridad en la Ventilación de la Secadora.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Electrical Service from Hell

February 11th, 2015

Nick Gromicko and his staff have constructed a problem panel as a mini-inspection tutorial.  This pictorial training article is a must for inspectors who want to be better prepared to spot problems with residential electrical service panels, including service size, wiring, connections, and issues with the panel’s labeling and exterior.  Read it here:  Electrical Service from Hell.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Espacio Defensivo (Defensible Space)

February 6th, 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 explains the maintenance steps that homeowners with rural properties can take to protect their homes against the threat of wildfires:  Espacio Defensivo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Construire une Maison Éco-Énergétique (Elements of an Energy-Efficient House)

February 2nd, 2015

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the features of an energy-efficient home and how it can save your clients on their energy bills:  Construire une Maison Éco-Énergétique.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into French: L’Électricité: Origines, Consommation et Coûts (Electricity: Origins, Consumption and Costs)

January 30th, 2015

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the sources of electrical power and the issues surrounding its consumption:   L’Électricité: Origines, Consommation et Coûts.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: How to Clean Algae and Moss Off Asphalt Shingles

January 13th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on how to clean moss and algae off their asphalt shingle roofs.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  How to Clean Algae and Moss Off Asphalt Shingles

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design Basics of Residential Construction for the Home Inspector

December 10th, 2014

Understanding the historical, current and future considerations involved in structural residential design for seismic and wind resistance can help inspectors on the job.  Read our new article:  Structural Design Basics of Residential Construction for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Peligros e Inspección de los Espacios de Arrastre (Crawlspace Hazards and Inspection)

November 28th, 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 more common hazards found in crawlspaces:  Peligros e Inspección de los Espacios de Arrastre.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Connection Design for Home Inspectors

November 17th, 2014

Understanding fasteners and connections is one of the key skill sets for home inspectors, especially when determining the safety of attached decks and other structural elements.  Read about the many types and purposes of fasteners in our new article:  Structural Connection Design for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Choosing the Right Home Inspection Business Insurance Provider

November 14th, 2014

Having the right insurance protection is critical for home inspectors.  When it’s not possible to avoid a claim, your agent needs to be on your side, and your coverage needs to come through for you.  To learn more about the various things to consider when purchasing, updating or changing your business insurance, read our latest article:  Choosing the Right Home Inspection Business Insurance Provider.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Structural Design of Lateral Resistance to Wind and Earthquake for the Home Inspector

October 29th, 2014

Understanding the considerations involved in building design for seismic and wind resistance can help inspectors on the job.  Read our new article:  Structural Design of Lateral Resistance to Wind and Earthquake for the Home Inspector.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.