Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

A ladder is a structure designed for climbing that consists of two long side-pieces joined at uniform intervals by rungs or steps.  It’s important to use the right tool for the job, and that includes ladders, which come in different types and sizes for...
Home Inspection Reports: What to Expect

Home Inspection Reports: What to Expect

Influenced by the changes in the economic and legal environments over the past 30 years, home inspection reports have changed to accommodate increased consumer expectations, and to provide more extensive information and protection to both inspectors and their clients....
Estimating the Lifespan of a Water Heater

Estimating the Lifespan of a Water Heater

While the typical water heater has a lifespan of about 10 years, careful consideration of the factors that pertain to its lifespan can provide the InterNACHI home inspector and the homeowner with information about the potential costs that would be incurred by...
What is Eminent Domain?

What is Eminent Domain?

Eminent domain, also known as compulsory purchase, expropriation and compulsory acquisition, is the right of a government to seize a citizen’s property without their consent but with due monetary compensation. The property is taken either for government use or...
Elements of an Energy Efficient House

Elements of an Energy Efficient House

 Designing and building an energy-efficient home that conforms to the many considerations faced by home builders can be a challenge.  However, at InterNACHI, we believe that any house style can be made to require relatively minimal amounts of energy to heat and cool,...