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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.
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Inset of deejay, Kirk Wilde. 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 fac...
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
  The next Washington state approved home inspection training course,  to be offered at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on October 3, 2016. This will be the last training course for 2016, with the next class scheduled in winter 2017.Unfortunately, for any potential inspectors who have ye...
09/15/2016
It was in the spring and summer months, 50 years ago, when I first became interested in radio broadcasting. Most of the folks at Active Rain know me as a home inspector. Prior to that career change, I spent 30 years in radio--disc jockey to newsman, engineering, management and ownership of a Bell...
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
  The next Washington state approved home inspection training course,  offered at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on February 1, 2016. This was the first course to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing, back in 2009. The four-week session includes 120-hours ...
12/14/2015
This was an interesting discovery, run into a couple years back when I was performing a home inspection. I was out by Lake Whatcom at Sudden Valley. The home was relatively new and it was situated in a heavily wooded area with tree needles and heavy limbs all around and over the roof. As I got up...
12/14/2015
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