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As a Washington State licensed home and structural pest inspector, a standard part of my bathroom inspection protocol is to test whether or not the commode (a.k.a. water closet, toilet, throne, lavatory, latrine, john or potty) is properly secured to the floor.  On a recent inspection in Sequim, ...
11/01/2010
Inspecting older homes is always interesting. It seems I inevitably come across original construction, repairs or remodels that make me scratch my head. While inspecting a "super cute 1940's home" in Port Angeles today, I came across an interior staircase with a few safety issues. First off, the ...
10/28/2010
ASHI, through its education subsidiary ASHI Education Inc. (AEI), is pleased to offer this specialized 3-day training opportunity which is being offered in conjunction with the ASHI Western Washington Chapter. Commercial inspections offer an excellent diversification path for home inspectors.Whe...
10/12/2010
We all know the health risks associated with breathing high levels of mold, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in our homes and businesses. Headaches, allergies, and asthma are just a few of the side-effects they can cause or exacerbate. As a result, many home buyers around the c...
08/26/2010
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I personally experienced something not too long ago that reminded me just how precious life is and also how short it can be-I fell from a roof and broke my back on April 8th. Immediately after I fell, as I was trying to sit still so I wouldn't do anymore damage, I literally saw my life flash befo...
07/01/2010
No one wants to buy the house of their dreams only to find out that it's a money pit. Lisa Pemberton-Butler with The Seattle Times, in her article The ins, outs of a home inspection, does a nice job of walking through some of the reasons why having a home inspection helps you avoid such an occurr...
06/08/2010
Randy West with The Daily Courier, in his article Billing through escrow is a conflict of interest for home inspectors, does a wonderful job of explaining the reasoning behind why most home inspectors do not or cannot allow payment at the closing of escrow. Randy points out that from the position...
06/08/2010
It's been just over four weeks since I had the unfortunate experience of falling eight feet from the gutter edge of a house I was inspecting. I had set up my ladder on a composite deck and as I was stepping onto the roof, the bottom of the ladder slipped out and both the ladder and I came crashin...
05/07/2010
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Whether we realize it or not, plumbing traps are an extremely important component in not only the plumbing system, but the health of the structure as a whole. If traps are installed incorrectly or if they are an older style they can sometimes prove to be troublesome.  Plumbing traps are specially...
04/28/2010
The below post by Charles Buell does a great job at explaining the Senate Bill 5644 and how it will affect not only Home Inspectors, but the entire real estate community. Whether we like it or not, even the so-called "toxic" mold spores are present in every square inch of the air we breathe (both...
02/02/2010
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