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

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Home Inspector - King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Home Inspector Lic #207
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.



It is always nice to be able to figure out why a problem exists. At a recent inspection I had noted some minor gutter and downspout maintenance issues prior to the deluge of heavy rain. But, when I was down in the crawl space, the otherwise dry area was really wet in one corner. This always requ...
King of the House Home Inspection is operated by Steven L. Smith and the firm is based in Bellingham, WA. King of the House, Inc. serves Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties. Steven L. Smith is state licensed home inspector #207 and a state licensed structural pest inspector. You can view the Kin...
The photo was recently taken at a building owned by the city and leased to a leading local restaurant. Obviously, the establishment complies with the various city safety codes. The business in this location attracts adults and their children. Codes are designed to protect children and adults. Re...
The King of the House Home inspection video is embedded below and it is hosted at Active Rain for the convenience of those who have found the link at other websites. King of the House Home Inspection serves Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties and nearby communities. King of the House is based in ...
Wow, another four weeks just passed us by. Today we completed another 120 hour fundamentals of home inspection training class and yet another 40 hours of field training. At this point in the course, the students are totally exhausted. The first three weeks they are mentally pummeled for 8 hours ...
So tomorrow is a very hectic day for me. I really wish that I could be attending rain camp in Bellingham, my hometown. It was not even a year ago that I went to the Seattle rain camp and that was lots of fun. But this year, despite the best of intentions on my part, family circumstances in my li...
When it comes to home inspection, this is pretty basic and you have heard it before: Keep the bushes, shrubs, trees and vines cut back from the siding and trim. Not only will the vegetation keep the siding wet, or shall we say damp, but also the vegetation can hide problems and it makes a wonder...
It makes no sense, other than it is cheap to do short-term, but many manufactured homes have a wood skirting around them and that wood skirting is buried in the ground. When wood is in contact with earth, over time, it will eventually decay. That applies to plywood, OSB and you name it. Even pre...
I have been monkeying around the past few weeks with a video about home inspection and my firm. Having worked in broadcasting for years I viewed this less as a video and more as a voice-over with applicable photos. This has not been done without a few hassles but, generally, I think it turned ou...
Years ago there were these series of books about Joe's this that and the other thing -- from his stomach to his large intestine. Since this is such a clever theme, I have come up with my own article which is called " I Am Joe's Dryer Duct." That is NOT flexduct. That is smooth metal ducting, in ...

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Bellingham WA Home Inspector
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