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With Pacific Northwest Building Inspections, Kent building inspections can often be scheduled within 24 hours. By the end of the inspection, a comprehensive electronic report, with supporting documentation and digital pictures, is available for your immediate review. Call 206-782-8969 today to schedule your inspection today.

Kent Residential Inspections

Thinking of selling? Schedule a Kent 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 transaction.

About to buy? From new construction to properties on the National Historic Registry, any home you consider purchasing requires a thorough inspection. Schedule a Kent 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.

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Kent Commercial Inspections

Commercial 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 Kent commercial inspections is infrared thermography. An infrared inspection of electrical panels and machinery helps identify areas that consume higher amounts of energy than necessary. Infrared thermography can also identity potential water leaks in the overall structure of the building.

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Kent Infrared Thermographic Inspections

Pacific Northwest Building Inspections considers an infrared camera to be one of the most important tools in a Kent 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, ...

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Interesting History of Kent

The Kent area was first permanently settled by westerners in the early 1860s, and originally called Titusville (There is still a 'Titusville Station' sign on Gowe St).

During the 1880s the town discovered hops production as the major source of income. Due to an aphid invasion which affected hops crops in Europe[4], hops from the Puget Sound area were commanding high prices. Hops were shipped from Titusville either by the river or via rail. Eventually the town was even re-named for Kent County in England. Hops production in the valley would come to an end due to an invasion of aphids. [5]

Kent was officially incorporated on May 28, 1890 with a population of 793, the second city incorporated in King County after Seattle.[6]

After the turn of the 20th century the area turned to dairy farming, and was home to a Carnation Condensed Milk plant.[7][8] Flooding from both the Green and the White Rivers was a constant problem. In 1906, flooding changed the course of the White River, which reduced the flood hazard by half. The Green River continued to present problems until the creation of the Howard A. Hanson Dam at Eagle Gorge in 1962.[9][10]

During and after the Great Depression, Kent was known as the "Lettuce Capital of the World." After WWII, Kent began to grow more rapidly. From 1953 to 1960 the city's size grew twelve-fold. In 1965 Boeing began building in Kent, followed a few years later by other aerospace and high-tech companies.[11]

In 2009, Kent got its first professional sports team, with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds moving into city-owned ShoWare Center.

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