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

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.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección para Comprobar Defectos en Construcciones Antiguas (Inspecting for Defects in Older 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 things to look for in older buildings to ensure the safety and comfort of occupants:  Inspección para Comprobar Defectos en Construcciones Antiguas.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.