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New consumer and inspection article: Building Orientation for Optimum Energy

January 25th, 2012

The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, right?  Yes, but only two days out of the year.  For the rest of the 363 days, the Sun spends its time exclusively in either the southern or northern sky. What does this mean for your heating and cooling bills? A lot, interestingly enough, because if your home is not oriented to the path of the sun, it will receive very little heat when it’s most needed – during the winter – and it will be exposed to the sun’s most intense rays and heat during the summer. Unfortunately, the sun’s path is often forgotten by builders who are more concerned with street appeal instead of one of the greatest energy-saving (and marketing) opportunities. So, turn down the heat and read about how new-construction homeowners can have their builders orient their new homes toward the sun in InterNACHI’s new article:  Building Orientation for Optimum Energy.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Entraits Retroussés c. Entraits Simples (Collar Ties vs. Rafter Ties)

January 25th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the distinctions between collar ties and rafter ties and how to inspect for them when they’re visible in an attic or during construction:  Entraits Retroussés c. Entraits Simples.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Citernes (Cisterns)

January 18th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses residential cisterns, their proper maintenance, and inspection tips for their most common defects:  Les Citernes.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Steel Siding Inspection

January 18th, 2012

Steel siding has never been as common as aluminum siding in residential construction because it’s heavy, expensive and prone to rust.  However, it’s been used for more than a century, and modern steel siding comes in many designs without the former problem of rusting. Still, it is prone to damage from weathering. Find out more about it in our new article on Steel Siding Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into French: Les Fenêtres et les Escaliers À l’Épreuve des Enfants (Child-Proofing Windows and Stairs)

January 16th, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses how to child-proof windows and stairs:  Les Fenêtres et les Escaliers À l’Épreuve des Enfants.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Los sistemas de aspiración centralizada (Central Vacuum Systems)

January 5th, 2012

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the purpose, operation and proper inspection of residential central vacuum systems:  Los sistemas de aspiración centralizada.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer and inspection article: Rust Inspection and Prevention

January 4th, 2012

Rust damages buildings almost everywhere, but rust is more than a cosmetic concern. It’s very hard to remove once it forms, but there are ways to both remove it and prevent it, which is the safest way to avoid its hazards. Find out how to identify materials at risk and the health and structural problems caused by rust in our new article on Rust Inspection and Prevention.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Humidificadores centrales (Central Humidifiers)

January 3rd, 2012

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the purpose, operation and proper inspection of residential central humidifiers:  Humidificadores centrales.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into French: La Sécurité Enfant Dans Votre Maison: 12 Dispositifs de Sécurité pour Protéger Vos Enfants (Child Safety/Child-Proofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children)

December 27th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses a dozen common household hazards posed to children in the home and what families can do to mitigate them:  La Sécurité Enfant Dans Votre Maison: 12 Dispositifs de Sécurité pour Protéger Vos Enfants.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: La inspección del ventilador de techo (Ceiling Fan Inspection)

December 27th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the operation and proper inspection of residential ceiling fans:  La inspección del ventilador de techo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection and consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Los baños alfombrados (Carpeted Bathrooms)

December 19th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains the hazards and proper inspection of carpeted bathrooms:  Los baños alfombrados.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer and inspection article: Tornado Safety and Inspection

December 14th, 2011

Tornadoes can be unpredictable and devastating, but the damage they cause to homes doesn’t have to be. Learn how tornadoes form and behave, how they damage houses, and what to do before, during and after one in our new article on Tornado Safety and Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection and consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Los escarabajos de alfombras (Carpet Beetles)

December 14th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains how to prevent infestations of and the damage caused by carpet beetles:  Los escarabajos de alfombras.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection and consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Las casas resistentes al robo (Burglar-Resistant Homes)

December 12th, 2011

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains how to burglar-proof a home:  Las casas resistentes al robo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Systèmes d’Aspiration Centralisée (Central Vacuum Systems)

December 8th, 2011

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the purpose and proper inspection of central vacuum systems for the home:  Les Systèmes d’Aspiration Centralisée.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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