Library of Inspection Articles

Welcome to InterNACHI's Library of Inspection Articles. The articles may be used by any InterNACHI® member, real estate agent, and member of the media. Refer to the copyright information below. The articles are useful to homeowners and others with an interest in issues affecting housing and buildings, and their relevance to home inspectors, commercial property inspectors, and the inspection industry.

Common uses for these articles for InterNACHI® members include:
  • inspector websites (to improve search engine optimization);
  • inspector newsletters (for communicating to real estate agents and clients);
  • inspection reports (with links to articles related to the inspector's observations); and
  • trade show handouts (by printing copies with your contact information on them).
Members can (and should) also offer them to their local real estate agents for use in their newsletters. Here's how to create your own clean copies of these articles for printing.


These copyrighted articles are free for InterNACHI® members' use with attribution to InterNACHI®, and a link to the original article on the InterNACHI® website. Any licensed real estate agent may also use them in their entirety with the author's byline and the InterNACHI® copyright notice and link. The images within the articles that are not owned and copyrighted by InterNACHI® are reproduced under the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. copyright law, and attribution is provided where provenance is known.

Please email if you have any questions.

General Inspection & Consumer Articles:


Articles for Commercial Property Inspectors, in Particular:

Business Success and Marketing Articles for Inspectors:


Legal and Risk Management Articles for Inspectors:


Articles in Spanish:


Articles in French: 

More articles can be found at