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

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Steven L. Smith is a working home inspector and program coordinator of home inspection training for the Washington state approved fundamentals of home inspection course offered through Bellingham Technical College. The information in the blog is usually general in nature but some articles are designed to appeal to residents of the Pacific Northwest, the area served by Steve's company -- King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. Smith is a member of the Washington State Home Inspector Advisory Board.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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 ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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 ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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 ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.