selling? Schedule a
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 a
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
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections considers
to be one of the most important tools in a
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,
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).
1880s the town discovered hops production as the major
source of income. Due to an aphid invasion which affected
hops crops in Europe, 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
officially incorporated on May 28, 1890 with a population of
793, the second city incorporated in King County after
After the turn
of the 20th century the area turned to dairy farming, and
was home to a Carnation Condensed Milk plant. 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.
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.
In 2009, Kent
got its first professional sports team, with the WHL's
Seattle Thunderbirds moving into city-owned ShoWare Center.