selling? Schedule an
pre-listing Inspection to uncover items that are
sure to come up in a buyer’s inspection. Maintain the
integrity of your home and eliminate costly bargaining
chips that decrease the sale price of your real estate
About to buy?
From new construction to properties on the National
Historic Registry, any home you consider purchasing
requires a thorough inspection. Schedule an
pre-purchase inspection to help you find any
potential items that may factor into your buying
decision, give you leverage in renegotiating the sale
price, or allow you to request repairs before closing.
property typically involves a significant investment. Every
building, whether an apartment building, storage facility,
or grocery store, needs to be completely inspected prior to
purchase in order to properly protect that investment.
A key part of
thermography. An infrared inspection of electrical
panels and machinery helps identify areas that consume
higher amounts of energy than necessary. Infrared
thermography can also
potential water leaks in the overall structure of
infrared thermography with your inspection before you close
the sale to find any issues that may cost hundreds of
thousands to repair later.
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections considers
to be one of the most important tools in an
Edmonds home inspector’s tool bag. A scientific
process that essentially measures thermal or infrared
energy, infrared thermography can detect insulation, air
leakage, water, electrical, heating, and cooling problems.
Without any disruptive – or destructive –
exploration, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections can discover water leaks around
windows, doors, interior and exterior walls, roofs,
and water pipes. Wall insulation and the heating and
cooling efficiency of windows and doors can also be
assessed by using an infrared camera.
Tidbits About Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds is the
oldest incorporated city in Snohomish County. Logger George
Brackett founded Edmonds in 1890, naming the city either for
Vermont Sen. George Franklin Edmunds or in association with
the nearby Point Edmund, named by Charles Wilkes in 1841 and
later changed to Point Edwards. Brackett came to the future
site of Edmonds while paddling a canoe north of Seattle,
searching for timber. When a gust of wind hit his canoe,
Brackett beached in a location later called "Brackett's
The town was
named Edmonds in 1884, but was not incorporated until 1890
as an official “village fourth class” of Snohomish County.
In that same year, Brackett sold 455 acres (1.84 km2) to the
Minneapolis Realty and Investment Company. The town was
plotted and a wharf was added along the waterfront. Modest
houses and commercial structures sprouted up with a row of
shingle mills dominating the cityscape.
In 1891, the
Great Northern Railroad came through and early settlers and
investors grew hopeful that Edmonds would prosper.
Unfortunately, the Panic of 1893 created business setbacks
and the town owners foreclosed. Brackett reclaimed his town
and along with other early settlers continued to develop its
infrastructure. By 1900 there was regular passenger ferry
service available by the steam-powered “mosquito fleet” of
private ferryboats from Edmonds to Seattle.
suffered major fires in 1909 and 1928, and many buildings
were lost. The first car arrived in Edmonds in 1911. As more
roads were established, Edmonds experienced steady growth
along with commercial and residential development.