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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Mejora de la Eficiencia Energética en Edificios Históricos (Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings)

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 many ways to improve the energy efficiency of historic homes and other structures:  Mejora de la Eficiencia Energética en Edificios.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Roof and Drainage System Maintenance and Replacement

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on the issues surrounding the maintenance, repair and replacement of asphalt shingle roofs and their drainage systems.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Roof and Drainage System Maintenance and Replacement.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Aspectos de una Casa Energéticamente Eficiente (Elements of an Energy-Efficient House)

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 various qualities and features that make up an energy-efficient home:  Aspectos de una Casa Energéticamente Eficiente.

New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Lot Drainage in Areas with Expansive Soils

Expansive soils can create structural and even liability problems for homeowners and their properties when drainage provisions are absent or installed improperly.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations of the problems of building on expansive soils and what inspectors can do to assist their clients in this new article:  Inspecting Residential Lot Drainage in Areas with Expansive Soils.