Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Some Like It Hotter (Whatcom County Real Estate Inspection) King of the House



Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 9 commentsSteven L. Smith • February 18 2012 07:52AM
Some Like It Hotter (Whatcom County Real Estate Inspection) King of…
Bellingham Real Estate Inspection (King of the House) Live Knob and…
In an older home, the home inspector should attempt to determine if energized knob and tube wiring is present. It is not always possible to definitively make that determination, but often it is possible to do so. In fact, frequently it is fairly… more
Bang the Drum Slowly: Mexican Wedding Procession
My wife and I are back home, in Bellingham, after our annual jaunt down to Oaxaca, Mexico. Secret: We missed the big winter snow and wind storm that took place here in Whatcom county. Oaxaca is near Guatemala, so almost to Central America. We love… more
Day of the Iguana
Years ago there was a famous movie called Night of the Iguana. It was first a Tennessee Williams play that became a movie and it took place in Mexico in the 1940's. Richard Burton was a priest in the movie that went on to win an oscar for costumes… more
You're In Hot Water -- Bellingham Home Inspection
My wife often tells me that I am in hot water. Actually, in most cases, that is an expression that refers to my poor behavior versus anything to do with water. However, in the course of doing home inspections in Bellingham and Whatcom county,… more
Bellingham Home Inspector (King of the House) Perimeter Slope
One issue, often found to be present during the course of a home inspection, is perimeter pavement or soil that slopes toward the home. Here in the northwest, more often than not, houses have crawl spaces and not basements. I have even seen soil or… more
Bellingham Home Inspection (King of the House) Water pressure
Assessing the adequacy of water pressure, among residents of a home, is often a case of perspective. I have seen people, used to a well system out in rural Bellingham or Whatcom county, move into a city home that had marginal pressure, per city… more
Whatcom County WA -- Rare Snowy Owl Migration
My friend Curtis Brown, of Curtis C Home Inspections is not only a competent and an excellent home inspector, whom I often recommend to others, but he is, also, a wonderful photographer. Curtis loves to shoot (with his camera of course) birds. I… more
Failed Paint (King of the House Home Inspection) Bellingham, WA
Failed paint can be unsightly, that is the initial reaction upon seeing peeling paint. If that painted surface is on the inside, unless it is old lead-based paint and someone is eating it, the problem usually remains cosmetic in nature. However, if… more
Happy New Year from King of the House
I was online reading a news story about how many people found 2011 to be one of the worst years of their lives -- unemployment, no money, the usual things reported these days. One person interviewed referred to last year as shared misery. It… more