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New Training & Employment Opportunity for Inspectors for FEMA

October 3rd, 2013

InterNACHI and BISCO are pleased to announce that Vanguard Emergency Management has signed a five-year contract with FEMA to train experienced professional inspectors as FEMA Disaster Inspectors and Area Managers.  (BISCO is the Vanguard small-business partner responsible for hiring, deploying and managing inspectors.)  InterNACHI Founder Nick Gromicko and BISCO CEO Marv Goldstein are asking InterNACHI inspectors to consider this new training and employment opportunity so they can help their fellow citizens in their greatest time of need.  Find out more about it and download the Application-Questionnaire by reading FEMA Inspector and Area Manager Training for Disaster Deployment.

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.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Le Langage Électrique (Electrical Terms)

July 17th, 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 most common terms and concepts related to household electricity:   Le Langage Électrique.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Measuring Roof Slope and Pitch

July 8th, 2013

Although InterNACHI inspectors are not required by its Standards of Practice to measure either a roof’s slope or its pitch, it’s useful to understand the distinctions between the two in order to discuss them intelligently and describe them accurately.  Understanding them can also help determine whether a roof has the proper roof-covering materials installed so that the roof sheds water properly.  Clear up your own confusion by reading our new article:  Measuring Roof Slope and Pitch.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Panneaux de Distribution Électrique (Electrical Service Panels)

June 25th, 2013

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses tips for inspecting electrical service panels at residential properties:  Les Panneaux de Distribution 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.

Inspection article newly translated into French: L’Efflorescence pour les Inspecteurs (Efflorescence for Inspectors)

April 3rd, 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 causes and prevention of efflorescence that forms on masonry:  L’Efflorescence pour les Inspecteurs.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Home Inspector Safety & the Dangers of Arc Flashes

February 6th, 2013

One of the most dangerous parts of a home inspection is the electrical portion.  Electricity can behave in unexpected ways if there is any damage to a component or if other conditions exist that permit a current to jump from its intended path.  An arc flash is one of the greatest and most lethal hazards involved in electrical system maintenance and inspection.  Home inspectors should know the risks and precautions they should take to avoid this potentially deadly threat by reading our latest article:  Home Inspector Safety & the Dangers of Arc Flashes.

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.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Inspection d’une Terrasse, Article Illustré (Inspecting a Deck, Illustrated)

June 29th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and takes you through deck inspections, providing specific measurements and informative, original illustrations:  Inspection d’une Terrasse, Article Illustré (Inspecting a Deck, Illustrated).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Material Defects Defined for Home Inspectors

June 5th, 2012

Home inspectors are required to juggle a ton of facts, a lot of guidelines, some rules, and even a few laws, along with all their training and experience.  One of our goals at InterNACHI is to help with all of it, including clarifying some potentially confusing gray areas, especially when asked.  We hope we’ve succeeded in our latest new inspection article:  Material Defects Defined for Home Inspectors.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: L’Inspection du Vide Sanitaire et les Dangers liés au Vide Sanitaire (Crawlspace Hazards and Inspection)

April 25th, 2012

One of the riskier areas of the average home inspection is arguably the crawlspace.  Not only is it considered a confined space and, therefore, more difficult to access and inspect, but it may house many potential hidden dangers, including weakened structural elements, metal projections that can poke and injure, and pests and critters that can sting and bite. 

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and is a great refresher on the hazards and safe inspection of crawlspaces:  L’Inspection du Vide Sanitaire et les Dangers liés au Vide Sanitaire.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Commercial inspection article newly translated into Spanish: La inspección de la cámara de filtros (Baghouse Inspection)

November 21st, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and colleagues, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the purpose, operation, potential hazards and proper inspection of commercial baghouses:  La inspección de la cámara de filtros.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New commercial inspection article: Deep Fryer Inspection

October 26th, 2011

Deep fryers are common in commercial kitchens, but an accident involving hot grease can not only be painful, but lethal.  Understanding how they work and why certain common hazards should be avoided can help InterNACHI inspectors look for defects and potential problems at commercial kitchens.  Many of the same tips can apply to residential clients who can’t resist taking their barbecue fun to a dangerous new level.  Read our new commercial inspection article on Deep Fryer Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

The Bellman Group, Inc., is approved as one of InterNACHI’s newest schools.

October 17th, 2011

InterNACHI is proud to announce its latest educational partnership with the Bellman Group, Inc., headed by inspection industry leader Charles (Chuck) Bellefontaine.  Read about it here.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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