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Qualifications

Licensed Home Inspector in Washington State

As of September 1st, 2009 all Home Inspectors performing Home Inspections in Washington State with over 3 years experience must be licensed. Darrell Marsolais received his license on August 13, 2009. Click here to view his license. In order for experienced home inspectors to get a license, they have to prove they were in business performing home inspections for two years prior to June 12, 2008 and show proof they have performed 100 home inspections, they must achieve a passing grade on the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) and they must achieve a passing grade on an exam based on the Washington State Law Relating to Home Inspectors (WAC 18.280.080). All of these requirements were met by Darrell prior to August 13, 2009.

ASHI Certified Inspector

On May 1st, 2002: Darrell Marsolais, owner of PSI Home Inspection Services, was accepted as a Member and “Certified Inspector” by the American Society of Home Inspectors. Member # 204480 - View Certificate.  Click here to verify that Darrell Marsolais is part of ASHI.

The American Society of Home Inspectors, founded in 1976, is the oldest and most respected international professional organization of independent home inspectors in North America. ASHI’s Standards of Practice and strict Code of Ethics are benchmarks of professional performance in the field.

To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive exams. In addition, he or she must perform at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.

Once a member becomes an ASHI Certified Inspector, the inspector must comply with ASHI’s By-Laws and Code of Ethics, including a requirement to obtain 20 hours of Continuing Education credits every year. Members are not allowed to actively engage in real estate sales or have a professional interest in the sale or maintenance of any property they inspect.

Real Estate professionals and government housing officials recommend that all homebuyers have their perspective property examined by an independent home inspector before the final purchase commitment. These experts recognize that ASHI certification is an assurance of an inspector’s competence and professionalism.

Darrell Marsolais has been an independent home inspector since 1999 and has conducted over 2,000 home inspections in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

Licensed Structural Pest Inspector
1999 - 2014

Darrell Marsolais received his license to perform Structural Pest Inspections in 1999 and he has performed over 1,000 Structural Pest Inspections in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. His license number is 58651 and he has complied with all the requirements of WAC-16-228-2005 through WAC 16-228-2060.

To assure homebuyers that their investment is free from structural pests such as termites, carpenter ants and rot fungus (common in the Pacific Northwest), many lenders and realtors will recommend that a structural pest inspector be hired to examine the property. By law, the act of inspecting for pests, their signs or conducive conditions requires an inspector to be licensed by the WSDA.

The WSDA requires that Structural Pest Inspectors be professional, accurate and thorough. Unfortunately, some individuals have limited knowledge about structural pests and incorrectly assess an infestation or they act in a fraudulent manner and make claims about infestations or damages that are non-existent. Due to the nature of structural pest inspections (in crawlspaces and other out-of-the-way places), homebuyers have a difficult time determining if the services purchased are properly delivered. It is important to hire a licensed Structural Pest Inspector and educate yourself on the inspection process. Click here to see a brochure.
 


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