Choosing a Home Inspector
You will be relying on your home inspector to advise you in one of the largest financial commitments of your life, while rates are an important consideration in choosing a home inspector here are some other factors you may want to consider.
As of July 2010 all home inspectors in Washington State are require to be licensed with the Department of Licensing. Follow this link to check if someone is licensed as a home inspector http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/checkstatus.html.
Structural Pest Inspection License
Damage to a house caused by wood destroying organisms can easily cost $10,000 or more to repair. This license allows your inspector to inspect for the presence of carpenter ants, termite, wood boring beetles and other wood destroying insects. Many home inspector in Washington State are not licensed as structural pest inspectors. Follow this link the check to see if someone is licensed as a structural pest inspector http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/LicensingEd/Search/.