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.
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The number of people moving to this very northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest, Whatcom County, is ongoing and the numbers are impressive. This is, to a large degree, the result of our geographical location -- the proximity to the USA-Canada border. We have major border crossings in the count...
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), states that, at the time of a real estate sale or the transfer of a property, a certified chimney sweep should perform a Level II chimney inspection. This suggestion makes sense. The home inspector is a generalist and provides only a very basic vi...