New article for consumers: How Your Smart Home Can Help You Prepare for the Next Big Storm

If you’re a homeowner and you’ve integrated smart home tech into your house, here’s an article with some tips to follow before a storm or natural disaster strikes that will keep your home online and protected, and your family safe and informed. If you’re a home inspector, share this article with your clients, especially during their next Annual Home Maintenance Inspection: How Your Smart Home Can Help You Prepare for the Next Big Storm.

New article for consumers: The Top 5 Problems with Smart Home Tech and How to Troubleshoot Them

Smart home tech is becoming increasingly popular, so much so that many new builds incorporate such systems.  Homeowners can also retrofit their existing home with smart home features.  But like any new tech, problems can arise.  Here are the top five issues and their easy solutions, which home inspectors can familiarize themselves with as a value-added courtesy to their frustrated clients.  Home inspectors can also post this article on their website for their visitors:  The Top 5 Problems with Smart Home Tech and How to Troubleshoot Them.

New consumer article: Pet-Borne Diseases in the Home

We love our pets, and most of us are great stewards of them.  But it’s important to remember that, even with proper care and maintenance, household pets can transmit diseases to their humans and create unsanitary or unsafe conditions in the home.  Read more about the risks and remedies in Pet-Borne Diseases in the Home.

For Homeowners and Inspectors: Re-Entering a Flooded Home

The U.S. and Gulf Coast and Atlantic regions are seeing unprecedented storm activity this year.  Homeowners must do what they can to prepare for damage and flooding, but they should also take certain precautions afterward.  Read more in our latest article: For Homeowners and Inspectors: Re-Entering a Flooded Home.

New consumer article from The Home Depot: How to Re-Grout Ceramic Tile

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for DIY-ers who need some pointers on replacing the grout on their tile walls and floors to keep them water-resistant and looking new.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  How to Re-Grout Ceramic Tile.