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New inspection article: Vapor Diffusion Retarder Inspection

October 30th, 2015

Vapor diffusion retarders are critical components in making sure homes don’t suffer from moisture-related problems, including mold growth and rotting of structural members.  Read InterNACHI Founder Nick Gromicko and Director of Education Ben Gromicko’s latest article:  Vapor Diffusion Retarder Inspection.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Fundamentos de los Préstamos FHA (FHA Loan Basics)

October 26th, 2015

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 ins and outs of FHA home loans:  Fundamentos de los Préstamos FHA.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New marketing article for inspectors: Why Your Home Inspection Business Needs a Logo

October 21st, 2015

Inspired by a recent post by InteNACHI’s graphic designer and illustrator Levi Nelson, we’re pleased to present this article for InterNACHI members who are overwhelmed, apathetic, skeptical or unconvinced about the value of what could be called the cornerstone of successful business marketing in Why Your Home Inspection Business Needs a Logo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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

October 20th, 2015

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.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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

October 17th, 2015

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.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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

October 6th, 2015

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.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Términos Eléctricos (Electrical Terms)‏

September 17th, 2015

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 explains some of the most common terms and concepts related to residential electrical inspections:  Términos Eléctricos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Paneles de Servicio Eléctrico (Electrical Service Panels)

September 13th, 2015

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 describes some of the more common problems encountered in the inspection of the electrical service panel at a home:  Paneles de Servicio Eléctrico.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

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

August 24th, 2015

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.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Seguridad Eléctrica (Electrical Safety)‏

August 21st, 2015

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 potential electrical safety hazards in the home that homeowners–especially those with children–should be aware of:  Seguridad Eléctrica.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: How to Get Real Value from Replacement Windows

August 7th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on the factors they should consider when replacing windows for improved comfort and increased energy efficiency.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  How to Get Real Value from Replacement Windows.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Attached Garages

August 4th, 2015

Attached garages at single-family homes can be the source of many hazards, including fire, as well as carbon monoxide emissions and other gases and vapors from stored materials.  Builders, too, may often cut corners in their construction in an effort to save money.  Learn about some of the common problems, code requirements, and items to look for on an inspection by reading Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article, Inspecting Residential Attached Garages.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Release for Inspectors Accompanied by Ride-Alongs

July 29th, 2015

InterNACHI encourages its members to pass along their wealth of knowledge and experience to others.  To that end, many inspectors welcome the opportunity to be accompanied on their appointments by those interested in inspections or just starting out.  But being a mentor shouldn’t cost you, especially if the newbie is injured due to his own negligence or something beyond your control.  That’s why InterNACHI Legal Counsel Mark Cohen has developed a Release from Liability. Read more and download your own copy of the release at Release for Inspectors Accompanied by Ride-Alongs.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New table of interest: Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

July 13th, 2015

This table of statistics includes some of the most common — and a few uncommon — causes of deaths annually in the U.S., and has been compiled using data from numerous authoritative sources.  Check out Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección del Cerco Eléctrico (Electric Fence Inspection)

July 8th, 2015

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 operation and potential hazards of electric fencing on private properties:  Inspección del Cerco Eléctrico.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.