News for California Home Inspectors: California Energy Commission Adopts Solar PV Requirements for New Construction in 2020

California becomes the first state in the nation to adopt mandatory regulations for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on new residential construction, beginning in 2020.  Read more about it, as well as how InterNACHI® is coordinating with the California Energy Commission to create new online courses and other resources for its members to address the inspection of these new building requirements.

New document for inspectors: InterNACHI’s Employee Handbook Template

As a home inspector, do you have employees?  Whether they’re administrative staff or additional inspectors, be sure you’re in compliance with state and federal employment laws by downloading InterNACHI’s Employee Handbook Template.  InterNACHI® General Counsel Mark Cohen has eliminated the guesswork for you by including provisions that cover employment terms, salary, paid time off, workplace accommodations, employee grievances, and more.  Customize it for your own company’s needs, and have your own legal advisor review it so that it’s a sound document that you and your employees can rely on:  InterNACHI’s Employee Handbook Template.

New article for inspectors: Inspecting Whole-House Dehumidification Systems

Cooling is essential for homes in regions that experience hot weather.  And it’s vital to get the right installation and balance for homes in climates that are particularly humid.  Find out more by reading Inspecting Whole-House Dehumidification Systems.

InterNACHI’s Standalone WDO Agreement for Inspectors

Whether you’ve been certified to perform Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections yourself or you use a subcontractor to conduct the inspections for you, InterNACHI® has you covered with our new Standalone WDO Agreements.

New for inspectors: InterNACHI’s Aging-in-Place Inspection Agreement

Use this standalone Aging-in-Place Inspection Agreement for your ancillary Aging-in-Place Inspection to clarify expectations and mitigate your liability.  You’ll also find other useful links for documents and marketing materials for your Aging-in-Place Inspection.

InterNACHI releases its new Walk-Through Agreement

Get the protection you need for conducting walk-throughs of residential and commercial properties by using InterNACHI’s new Walk-Through Agreement. Even though walk-throughs are less formal and don’t require you to generate a written report for your clients, you still need to be protected from any potential liability.  We offer it as an editable Word.docx and a ready-to-download PDF.

New Training & Employment Opportunity for Inspectors for FEMA

InterNACHI and BISCO are pleased to announce that Vanguard Emergency Management has signed a five-year contract with FEMA to train experienced professional inspectors as FEMA Disaster Inspectors and Area Managers.  (BISCO is the Vanguard small-business partner responsible for hiring, deploying and managing inspectors.)  InterNACHI Founder Nick Gromicko and BISCO CEO Marv Goldstein are asking InterNACHI inspectors to consider this new training and employment opportunity so they can help their fellow citizens in their greatest time of need.  Find out more about it and download the Application-Questionnaire by reading FEMA Inspector and Area Manager Training for Disaster Deployment.