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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, is a licensed and working home inspector and lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College. Smith was a two-term member of the WA state licensing board and is adjunct faculty for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. ASHI certified inspector. The information in this blog is designed to appeal to residents of the Pacific Northwest.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Bellingham Technical College's next Washington state approved home inspection training course will begin on May 1, 2017. This will be the second of three such offerings this calendar year. The last course for 2017 will run in the fall.Students should plan to register early due to high demand fro...
03/12/2017
 1948 Wurlitzer jukeboxDebates take place among music enthusiasts and historians as to what recording should be credited as the first ever rock & roll record. Coming up with a definitive answer to that question, with multiple factors involved, presents a nearly impossible task. In my nearly 30 ye...
01/03/2017
Kirk Wilde inset photo. KPUG studios, 1949-1999, located on Sunset Dr. I spent nearly 30 years in radio. My first career was working as a disc jockey, newscaster, program director, operations manager, general manager and a radio station owner. Friends and acquaintances have asked me what factors ...
11/29/2016
 The next Washington state approved home inspection training course, offered on campus at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on February 6, 2017. This BTC class was the first course to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing back when home inspector licensing bega...
11/23/2016
 Bellingham Technical College's next Washington state approved home inspection training course begins on May 1, 2017. This will be the second of three such classes offered on campus in Bellingham this year. The final course will run in winter 2017.Due to high demand, from around the state, studen...
09/15/2016
It was in the spring and summer months, 50 years ago, when I became interested in radio broadcasting. Most people at Active Rain know me as a home inspector. Prior to that career, I spent 30 years in radio -- disc jockey, newsman, engineering, management and ownership of a Bellingham, Washington ...
07/14/2016
In the Pacific Northwest, not unlike many other areas of the country, building scientists debate the benefits of standard passive venting at crawl spaces. Passive ventilation is most commonly seen in my region and consists of pre-formed and screened vents installed at specified intervals along th...
05/03/2016
The next Washington state approved home inspection training course,  to be offered at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on May 2, 2016. Back in 2009, the BTC training course was the first such program to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing. The four-week sess...
03/18/2016
Motorized vehicle doors present serious safety risks for consumers who are unaware of the dangers associated with defective doors. The door, in the video below, is an example of what you do not want to see happen when an overhead door strikes an object that was set flat on the garage floor. Anybo...
02/26/2016
It is that time of the year, winter, when outdoor faucets and pipes burst. Here in Bellingham, WA it is about 27 degrees this Saturday morning. If you live in a cold climate, and you are skimming this King of the House Home Inspection blog post, the most important tip you can take from it is to g...
01/02/2016
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