Home Inspector Newsletter #89 January 2016

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Orlando, Florida 
March 13-16, 2016

Hot Pics of InterNACHI University Complex and
House of Horrors    

Check out pictures of the InterNACHI University complex that will contain the House of Horrors.

InterNACHI University has been built out, and we're cleaning up after construction.

The complex will also house the House of Horrors, a complete house with thousands of defects, constructed inside a two-story commercial building.

Read more about the status of InterNACHI University.

Read more about the status of the House of Horrors.

New Illustration Added to Inspection Gallery


We've recently added to InterNACHI's Inspection Gallery a new illustration about sealing air leakage areas related to electrical components.

Members can use the illustrations in the gallery for educational purposes, for presentation purposes, on their websites, and in their inspection reports.  

Electricity 101: Understanding the Service Panel

Many homeowners who are unfamiliar with construction and wiring are timid when it comes to electrical work. It makes perfect sense to have a healthy respect for electricity--it can be dangerous if you don't understand it.

To give you confidence and a little knowledge to help you discuss electrical problems with an electrician, let's explore how the service panel (or panel box) controls your home's electrical system.
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  • Audible alarm starts at 35ppm
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New Illustration Added to Inspection Gallery

In response to a member's suggestion, a new illustration of a crawlspace vapor barrier has been added to the InterNACHI Gallery for members to use in their inspection reports.

InterNACHI's free, online "How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion" course has been updated with the illustration in Part 2.4.

For more information about vapor barriers (or vapor diffusion retarders), read our free, online inspection article, Vapor Diffusion Retarder Inspection.

New, Free Final
Walk-Through Checklist

At the end of the home inspection, give your client this free Final Walk-Through Checklist to use on the day of closing. The instructions imply that your client should hire you again to accompany them on the final walk-through.

It is a MS Word document so that you can edit it as you see fit.

Inspection Business Logo Design

InterNACHI will design your inspection business logo, or improve your existing logo, for free. All you have to do is tell us what you want the logo to look like.

We'll help you add the logo to your business cards, flyers, brochures and website.

All of the design work is free for members.


Edificios Dañados por Inundaciones  

Los inspectores deberían estar preparados para protegerse y proteger a sus clientes de los desafíos singulares que se plantean en edificios dañados por inundaciones.  
  New Illustration Added to
Inspection Gallery


We've updated InterNACHI's free, online "How to Inspect the Exterior" course with the new illustration in the section, "Understanding Exterior Drainage Systems."  

 3-Minute Excerpt of "Climate Change & Home Inspectors"

In this video, we'll learn about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and how home energy inspections are good for our homes and for our planet.

Because our homes and buildings are responsible for a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions, climate change deserves special consideration by all homeowners.

A home that leaks energy costs a lot of money to operate. How do you stop it from leaking and wasting energy? It starts with a certified Home Energy Inspection.

A Home Energy Inspection involves a Certified Professional Inspector checking the systems and components of the home to find out where it could be more energy-efficient.

The end goal is to save energy, save money, and make the house more comfortable.

Watch the entire 30-minute video, "Climate Change and Home Inspectors."


All New "Inspecting the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation & Interior" Textbook 

We are excited to release an all-new, 152-page "Inspecting the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation & Interior" textbook.

Order a copy today.


Upcoming Free, Live Classes

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Tue, Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Home Inspection Training Class #16 
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT 
These classes are:
  • free;
  • live;
  • online; and
  • open to everyone.

Everyone who registers will receive a link to the video recording.


The training and software are free and online for all members in the United States.
As a Home Energy Score Assessor, you can: 
  • score any home; and
  • show homeowners how easy it is to save energy and money.
The Home Energy Score is similar to a car's MPG rating and provides:
  • a score from 1 to 10; and
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score.


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