New commercial inspection article: Inspecting Slip-Resistant Flooring in Commercial Buildings

Commercial property owners and managers are responsible for the safety of the employees and residents who work in, occupy and visit their establishments.  One of the greatest threats to safety — and the greatest cause of liability — is slippery floors.  Luckily, it’s also the easiest to address and make safer.  Read all about it in our latest inspection article:  Inspecting Slip-Resistant Flooring in Commercial Buildings.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Intoxication au Monoxyde de Carbone et Détecteurs de Monoxyde de Carbone (Carbon Monoxide)

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses the hazards and precautions, as well as inspection tips, related to carbon monoxide:  Intoxication au Monoxyde de Carbone et Détecteurs de Monoxyde de Carbone.

New commercial inspection article: Deep Fryer Inspection

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.

New commercial inspection article: Grease Trap Inspection

Some of the dirtiest maintenance tasks of a commercial business are often the most neglected, and when they are, they can create some of the costliest — and unhealthiest — consequences.  Cleaning grease traps is probably at the top of the don’t-want-to-do list for most food-handling establishments, but knowing how they operate and what can go wrong can motivate owners and managers to make their maintenance a top priority.  Commercial property inspectors can offer simple tips to clients by understanding the mechanics and proper upkeep of grease traps by reading our new article:  Grease Trap Inspection.

New inspection article: Can a Real Estate Agent Sign the Inspection Agreement on Behalf of the Client?

Home and commercial property inspectors must take all necessary steps to protect themselves legally.  Having the client sign an agreement before commencing the inspection is the best way to avoid misunderstandings regarding scope of work and other aspects of the job.  But what if the client is unavailable and appoints his or her real estate agent to take care of the inspection?  This common scenario is discussed in our new article:  Can a Real Estate Agent Sign the Inspection Agreement on Behalf of the Client?

Inspection article newly translated into French: Les Clés à Percussion et Ce Que Les Inspecteurs Doivent Savoir à Leur Sujet (Bump Keys)

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and discusses how bump keys work and what inspectors should know about them:  Les Clés à Percussion et Ce Que Les Inspecteurs Doivent Savoir à Leur Sujet.