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

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.