Bellingham WA Home Inspector's Blog -- King of the House Home Inspection

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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.



What is probably the last supplemental course in home inspection, that we will offer, prior to full home inspector licensing kicking-in will take place beginning next Monday, May 3, at Bellingham Technical College. This state-approved course will allow inspectors with some training, but not enoug...
Drainage around the home can be a problem. Drainage, or bad drainage, is one problem that I see over and over again working as a Bellingham home inspector at King of the House. You know the result: Water ending up in the crawl space or even in the garage. Around here, at many lots, the slope of ...
As a home inspector, who is interested in marketing and has a background in it, I like to see good looking ads and flyers. With that in mind, I try to make sure that the materials I post on Craigslist provide a professional look. I am not much impressed with the average Craigslist ad that is dra...
We are about a week out from the next state approved "Fundamentals of Home Inspection" training course at Bellingham Technical College. Once again, we will have a few students who are there to take the "supplemental" course as well. Often people come in to attend the course from out of town, so ...
In Washington state a common term among home inspectors is "conducive condition." I know that the local real estate agents in Bellingham and the whole region see this terminology in reports. It refers to a condition that can lead to attracting wood destroying organisms -- rot or wood destroying ...
The topic of this post is probably not exactly what you might expect it to be based on the title. Over and over again, in this wet climate here in Bellingham, I run into planters and pots that are resting on wood decks. Homeowners are often surprised when an inspector tells them that that is a p...
We have less than two weeks now until the beginning of the next fundamentals of home inspection training class at Bellingham Technical College. Monday, May 3, is the day. This is a four week course and the first three weeks are comprised of 120 hours of fundamentals training and instruction while...
I have been busy the last couple weeks, but it is great to see that Dennis Chamberlain has a blog here at Active Rain. I first met Dennis and his son, Cody, when they took the Bellingham Technical College Fundamentals of Home Inspection training course and field training earlier in the year. Den...
When I was at the butterfly house in Seattle Center the other day, there was a photo that I just had to take. Problem is, these butterflies land almost everywhere and anywhere and a few of them end up squished. As a result of that, they made up this clever sign. Take a close look at the sign. The...
I have been so busy working lately, no rest for the wicked, that I barely have time to keep up with Active Rain. I was looking through some photos, trying to find one that I wanted to post this evening. I have yet to find that one but, while looking, I saw this photo. This is a photo from the vi...

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Bellingham WA Home Inspector
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