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New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Interior Doors

May 1st, 2015

Interior doors in homes are often given little consideration as to their construction, especially when builders feel compelled to save money any way they can.  But inspecting them for specific conditions, such as installation and operability, can help make a big difference in the overall quality of the home.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations inspecting homes in his new article, Inspecting Residential Interior Doors.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: The Dangers of Calling Yourself an Expert

April 30th, 2015

The inspection industry can be cutthroat when it comes to standing out among the competition, especially in areas where the market is saturated, and even in areas where home buyers may not be sold on the concept.  But certain marketing tactics can backfire, particularly in the courtroom.  Read about the risks and alternatives of using inflated language in our latest article by InterNACHI’s legal counsel Mark Cohen:  The Dangers of Calling Yourself an Expert.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: The Importance of Advertising the Corporate Structure of Your Inspection Business

April 20th, 2015

Just as it’s important to decide on a corporate structure when starting an inspection business, it’s equally important to advertise the fact.  Read why in our latest article:  The Importance of Advertising the Corporate Structure of Your Inspection Business.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Cisternas (Cisterns)

April 3rd, 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 different types of cisterns and how to inspect them:  Cisternas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Brick Veneer in Residential Construction

April 1st, 2015

Brick is one of the sturdiest and time-tested building materials available.  It also requires specific installation techniques and maintenance in order to perform effectively.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations of the many challenges involved in inspecting brick veneer in the new article:  Inspecting Brick Veneer in Residential Construction.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer & inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Pájaros Plaga (Pest Birds)‏

March 24th, 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 and solutions of pest birds, especially at commercial properties:  Pájaros Plaga.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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.