New article for inspectors: InterNACHI’s Drone Law Primer for Home Inspectors

Many home inspectors are finding it increasingly valuable to use a drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to assist them in their inspections.  Not only is it safer in many respects, but it can make the inspection go faster.  It can also appeal to inspectors and clients alike who appreciate a more state-of-the-art approach to their inspection.  Lest you hesitate taking the leap because of the rapidly evolving regulations governing drone use, InterNACHI® General Counsel Mark Cohen has put together the ultimate legal guide for home inspectors who are interested in integrating drones in their home inspection arsenal:  Drone Law Primer for Home Inspectors.

New article for inspectors: Inspecting GFCI and AFCI Protection

Although home inspectors are considered generalists and are discouraged from quoting code in their inspection reports, it’s always a good idea to be familiar with the latest requirements, especially regarding residential electrical systems.  Read this primer for some updates in the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC):  Inspecting GFCI and AFCI Protection.

New article for home inspectors: Inspecting Added Blown Insulation in an Existing Vented Attic

Energy efficiency is a top priority for homeowners.  Advising clients on how to lower their heating and cooling costs while maintaining comfort is important for home inspectors.  When homeowners have taken steps to make improvements, there are special inspection considerations.  Read some useful tips in our latest article:  Inspecting Added Blown Insulation in an Existing Vented Attic.

For Home Inspectors: Home Inspection Sample Reports

“Work smarter, not harder” is an axiom which recognizes that a small business owner’s most valuable resource is time.  Don’t waste your time trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to writing home inspection reports.  Borrow from the best, courtesy of your fellow InterNACHI members:  Home Inspection Sample Reports.

InterNACHI Home Inspection Checklists

InterNACHI offers a variety of ready-to-use forms for different aspects of home inspections, based on InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection.  Home inspectors can customize them or use them as is.  Download some of our latest forms at Home Inspection Checklists.

New consumer article: Why Get a Home Inspection If You’re Buying “As Is”?

Buying a home is an expensive proposition, and most people understandably try to save on costs however they can.  But especially if you’re buying an “as is” house in order to pour your own sweat equity into making it a home (or even just to flip it), it’s no time to skimp on the home inspection.  Read our latest article by InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen and Founder Nick Gromicko to find out why:  Why Get a Home Inspection If You’re Buying “As Is”? (Inspectors:  Post this article on your website!)