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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Attached Garages

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Eflorescencia para Inspectores (Efflorescence for Inspectors)

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 signs and causes of –as well as remedies for– efflorescence:  Eflorescencia para Inspectores.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Smoke Detectors, Alarm Systems and Upgrades

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers about smoke detectors, alarm systems, and what various jurisdictions around the U.S. require when upgrading or renovating.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Smoke Detectors, Alarm Systems and Upgrades.