InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

New inspection article: Scheduling an Inspection

February 13th, 2012

For new inspectors, read about how to schedule an inspection in Scheduling an Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Las Inspecciones de Revestimiento de Acero (Steel Siding Inspection)

February 13th, 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 common defects found when inspecting steel siding:  Las Inspecciones de Revestimiento de Acero.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: L’Inspection des Parquets en Liège (Cork Floor Inspection)

February 10th, 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 benefits and proper inspection of cork flooring:  L’Inspection des Parquets en Liège.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article: Características de Diseños Exteriores (Exterior Design Features)

February 9th, 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 various exterior design features found at traditional homes, including decks, porches, patios, balconies and verandas:  Características de Diseños Exteriores.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Seguridad de las Escaleras (Ladder Safety)

February 8th, 2012

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 use a ladder safely, including some of the hazards of using the wrong type of ladder or one that is damaged:  Seguridad de las Escaleras.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into French: Les Toits Refroidissants Éco-Énergétiques (Cool Roofs)

February 7th, 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 benefits of and mechanics behind eco-friendly cool roofs:  Les Toits Refroidissants Éco-Énergétiques.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Los Números de Casas (House Numbers)

February 6th, 2012

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and explains why house numbers are more than just decorative and need to meet certain requirements for size and color:  Los Números de Casas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer and inspection article newly translated into French: La Présence de Condensation dans les Fenêtres à Double Vitrage (Condensation in Double-Paned Windows)

February 6th, 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 causes and remedies for condensation in double-paned windows:  La Présence de Condensation dans les Fenêtres à Double Vitrage.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into French: La Sécurité des Inspecteurs en Bâtiment Résidentiel et Commercial: Substances Cancérogènes sur le Terrain (Commercial and Home Inspector Safety: Carcinogens on the Job)

January 31st, 2012

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses carcinogens in various building elements, furniture and appliances, and what commercial and home inspectors should know about protecting themselves from potential health hazards on the job:  La Sécurité des Inspecteurs en Bâtiment Résidentiel et Commercial:  Substances Cancérogènes sur le Terrain.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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.