• Risks of Skipping a Home Inspection

    A story by Rebecca Winke; (Family Handyman) Before you make an offer on an uninspected house, make sure you’ve carefully considered what negotiating away a home inspection contingency is costing you and how you might mitigate the risks. Here is an overview of the risks associated with foregoing an inspection, and some alternative solutions to avoid a severe case of buyers remorse.The Hidden Costs of Skipping a Home Inspection
  • Your Attic Inspection Checklist

    When the seasons change it may be a great time to put some effort into your attic!  The attic is a vital part of your healthy, functioning home. In Florida we may only need to conduct an attic inspection twice a year, (spring and fall).  Whether you do it yourself or call in a pro, these are the main items that should be addressed during an attic inspection.VentilationInsulationLeaksPestsExhaust Ducts and Vent StacksVentilation
  • Warranty Inspection Uncertainties

    If you have bought a new home recently and are skeptical or have uncertainties about getting a 11-month warranty inpsection accomplished from a licensed and insured home inspector then let these recent customer reviews help you to put your mind at ease.
  • Safety Recall Notice (Schneider Electric Panels)

    Recall date : 16 June 2022Active until resolved.  Effecting approximately 1.4 million homes according to Schneider Electric.Hazard:The load center can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire hazards.Product ID:Square™ D QO™ Plug-on-Neutral Load Centers, also known as, Load Centers, Breaker Boxes, Electrical PanelsFrom Schneider Electric,
  • Power Line Clearances

    Do you know how high or far away your homes main electrical line or service drop is supposed to be if it is feeding your home through the air and not buried?  This illustration should be used as a guide to better help you determine if your line is too close and need of repair.  Electrical safety is paramount and should be considered at all times.  Always check with your local utility provider before making any changes.  Never touch, move or alter your service drop in any way without a licensed electrician performing the work.  
  • New Construction Wall Framing

    Have you ever wondered what's in your wall?  What are those construction managers talking about?  Let this simple illustration help to clarify some framing or wall language.  While not all construction standards are the same this illustration should provide a basic better understanding of typical wall construction.  This may help you to better understand your new home construction.
  • Attached Garage Fire Hazards

    by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard-  The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at InterNACHI, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to make sure that a fire cannot not easily spread to the rest of your house.
  • 10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

    by Nick Gromicko, CMI®, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard-  Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Of course, for homeowners who want to take advantage of the most up-to-date knowledge and systems in home energy efficiency, InterNACHI energy auditors can perform in-depth testing to find the best energy solutions for your particular home. 
  • Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection

    by Nick Gromicko, CMI®-  A building's central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is recommended, homeowners can do a lot of the work themselves by following the tips offered in this guide.Clean the Exterior Condenser Unit and Components
  • 15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

    by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Ben Gromicko  -  The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful. 1.  Plunger