New inspector and consumer article: The Duty to Warn: A Home Inspector’s and Home Seller’s Guide to Immediate Hazards

Inspectors are somewhat divided on the question of when to breach their client’s confidentiality for when (or whether) to warn a non-client about an imminent danger on an inspected property.  Depending on the hazard, some inspectors wouldn’t think twice, while others are concerned about ensuring everyone’s safety versus minimizing their own liability.  This article discusses the pros and cons for both homeowners and home inspectors:  The Duty to Warn:  A Home Inspector’s and Home Seller’s Guide to Immediate Hazards.

Inspection article newly translated into French: Sécurité et Conduits d’Évacuation des Sécheuses (Dryer Vent Safety)

For Canadian and other French-speaking members, post this InterNACHI article on your website, which has been newly translated into French and explains the importance of properly locating the clothes dryer vent and regularly cleaning its lint trap to prevent a potential house fire:   Sécurité et Conduits d’Évacuation des Sécheuses (Dryer Vent Safety).

New inspection article: Doing Damage During an Inspection: It’s Your Job

At some point, every inspector is going to damage something at a home in the course of his or her inspection.  If you think such a situation is an unfortunate mishap that paints you in a negative light and will cost you both in terms of your fee and future referrals, guess what?  You’re wrong.  Read why the very opposite is true in our new inspection article:  Doing Damage During an Inspection:  It’s Your Job.