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New inspection article: Inspecting Unvented Combustion Appliances

July 8th, 2016

While unvented fireplaces and other types of combustion appliances are portable, attractive, and seemingly maintenance-free, they can pose a serious danger to a home’s occupants precisely because they’re ventless.  Find out more about the hazards of these appliances that have been prohibited in many — but not all — municipalities by reading Ben Gromicko and Nick Gromicko’s latest article, Inspecting Unvented Combustion Appliances.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Costos de Cierre (Closing Costs)

June 28th, 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 costs that consumers should be aware of when purchasing a property:  Costos de Cierre.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors and consumers: Inspecting Pipes in Exterior Walls and Pipe Insulation

June 9th, 2016

It’s best not to locate plumbing pipes in exterior walls, but there are a number of easy and affordable ways that homeowners can insulate all plumbing pipes to avoid freezing problems, as well as decrease their energy bills in general.  Home inspectors should also know these tips in order to assist their clients.  Read about them in Ben Gromicko’s latest article:  Inspecting Pipes in Exterior Walls and Pipe Insulation.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspecciones en Ejecuciones Hipotecarias: Confíe En Su Instinto (Foreclosure Inspections: Trust Your Gut)

May 26th, 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 advantages and pitfalls of buying a foreclosed property:  Inspecciones en Ejecuciones Hipotecarias: Confíe En Su Instinto.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New marketing article for inspectors: The Importance of NAP and How to Use It

May 26th, 2016

Read about why it’s essential for SEO to always feature your name, address and phone number — known as NAP — on your home inspection business website in InterNACHI Technology Assistant Savannah Carr’s article, “The Importance of NAP and How to Use It.”

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New marketing article for inspectors: The Hottest Leads for Home Inspectors Are Sitting on the Kitchen Counter

May 26th, 2016

InterNACHI founder Nick Gromicko presents his latest brainstorm about how home inspectors can capture red-hot live leads while on the job in his article, “The Hottest Leads for Home Inspectors Are Sitting on the Kitchen Counter.”

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows

May 18th, 2016

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers faced with older or damaged windows.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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.