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Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección para Comprobar Defectos en Construcciones Antiguas (Inspecting for Defects in Older Buildings‏)

May 5th, 2016

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the things to look for in older buildings to ensure the safety and comfort of occupants:  Inspección para Comprobar Defectos en Construcciones Antiguas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection & consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Mejorando la Eficiencia Energética de la Vivienda (Increasing Home Energy Efficiency)

April 21st, 2016

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish, and discusses ways that homeowners can save on their utility bills and increase their home’s energy efficiency without sacrificing their family’s comfort:  Mejorando la Eficiencia Energética de la Vivienda.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New legal article for inspectors: Electronic Signatures for Home Inspection Agreements

April 13th, 2016

Concerned about whether your client’s signature on your online home inspection agreement is legally binding?  Is an e-signed contract enforceable in court in your state?  Do you know the difference between an electronic signature and a digital one?  Read the answers to these questions and more in our latest article by InterNACHI’s legal counsel, Mark Cohen:  Electronic Signatures for Home Inspection Agreements.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer & inspector article newly translated into Spanish: Preparación ante Emergencias: Cómo Pueden Ayudar los Inspectores a Sus Clientes (Emergency Preparedness: How Home Inspectors Can Help Their Clients)

March 25th, 2016

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses what homeowners can do before and after an emergency due to weather, a natural disaster, or other event in order to protect life and property:  Preparación ante Emergencias: Cómo Pueden Ayudar los Inspectores a Sus Clientes.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Your Water Heater’s Maintenance Timeline

February 23rd, 2016

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers about the things they can do — and when — to maintain their water heater properly in order to get the longest possible service from it.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Your Water Heater’s Maintenance Timeline.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New legal article for inspectors: Think Twice About Including an Arbitration Clause in Your Inspection Agreement

February 20th, 2016

No inspector wants to deal with being sued.  If it happens, the goal is to dispense with the matter as quickly and inexpensively as possible, so many inspectors use arbitration as a way to avoid the courtroom.  But this strategy has several disadvantages that inspectors may not be aware of.  Read about the risks and alternatives of using an arbitration clause in your contract in our latest article by InterNACHI’s legal counsel, Mark Cohen:  Think Twice About Including an Arbitration Clause in Your Inspection Agreement.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Home Depot article for consumers newly translated into Spanish: Electricidad 101: Entender el Panel de Servicio (Electricity 101: The Service Panel)

February 8th, 2016

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers, which has been newly translated into Spanish, and familiarizes homeowners with their electrical service panel, including tips and hazards.  For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website:  Electricidad 101:  Entender el Panel de Servicio.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Electricity 101: Understanding the Service Panel

January 9th, 2016

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers that discusses some of the basics of the electrical service panel, including some important maintenance and safety tips.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Electricity 101:  Understanding the Service Panel.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection & consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Edificios Dañados por Inundaciones (Flood-Damaged Buildings)

December 31st, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the structural problems and health hazards that can exist as the result of flooding, and the steps homeowners should take in the event of a flood that has affected their home:  Edificios Dañados por Inundaciones.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Combustible para Chimenea (Fireplace Fuel)‏

December 22nd, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and talks about the appropriate types of fuel to burn in a fireplace, as well as some examples of hazardous materials that should not be burned indoors:  Combustible para Chimenea.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Seguridad en el Hogar ante Incendios (Fire Safety for the Home)

December 4th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and talks about the many important steps homeowners can take to prevent and protect their families from a house fire:  Seguridad en el Hogar ante Incendios.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Pool & Spa Inspection Checklist Sample

November 23rd, 2015

InterNACHI staff recently performed a sample inspection of a pool and spa that serve several residents of a large multi-condominium building.  Follow along so that you can develop your own inspection protocol in offering your own Pool & Spa Inspections:  Pool & Spa Inspection Checklist Sample.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Roof Panel Sheathing

November 19th, 2015

For inspectors who perform New Construction Inspections and monitor roof replacement (due to age or failure because of high winds), read our latest article about the proper materials and fastening techniques needed for installing roof panel sheathing:  Inspecting Roof Panel Sheathing.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Check on Your HVAC Systems (Before They Check Out on You)

November 16th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers about the things they can do to maintain their HVAC units to improve their home’s comfort and increase their unit’s energy efficiency.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Check on Your HVAC Systems (Before They Check Out on You).

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Vapor Diffusion Retarder Inspection

October 30th, 2015

Vapor diffusion retarders are critical components in making sure homes don’t suffer from moisture-related problems, including mold growth and rotting of structural members.  Read InterNACHI Founder Nick Gromicko and Director of Education Ben Gromicko’s latest article:  Vapor Diffusion Retarder Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.