Home inspectors can help ensure that their clients’ HVAC systems are running optimally by checking the system’s duct seams. There are key points where air leakage is common, as well as specific types of materials that should be sued to remedy any energy loss. Read more: Inspecting the HVAC System for Duct Leaks and Energy Loss.
InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen has some simple advice for home inspectors with websites who want to avoid legal hassles with unhappy former clients down the road — advice that he’s given to harried inspectors 95% of the time! Read Legal Tip for Home Inspectors: Prevent a Stink, Include a Link.
Get the protection you need for conducting walk-throughs of residential and commercial properties by using InterNACHI’s new Walk-Through Agreement. Even though walk-throughs are less formal and don’t require you to generate a written report for your clients, you still need to be protected from any potential liability. We offer it as an editable Word.docx and a ready-to-download PDF.
How can inspectors tell if steel encased in concrete, such as rebar, is corroding? Click here to read “Detecting Corrosion in Concrete-Encased Steel.”
Bumps keys are used to access pin-tumbler locks using keys other than the ones originally produced for the lock. Inspectors should know how they work, and should inform their clients that they may need to upgrade their exterior door locks for added security. Click here to read “Bump Keys and What Inspectors Should Know About Them.”