Dry Rot

White rot fungi Notice the environment for anobiid beetles as well on the sill plate and rim joist Conducive Condition Water is leaking in and onto a structural beam via the rim joist. The cause is a missing flashing on the exterior between the vertical lap siding and...

Home Inspections Matter

James Lagergren is the President of Rainshadow Home Inspection and Rainshadow Inspection Services Inc. Services include pre-sale home inspections, new construction walk-throughs, Energy Audits, Blower Door Testing, Infared Thermography, Moisture Evaluations and...

Rodents and Your Home

  This post is written by James Lagergren, a licensed home inspector out of Port Townsend, Washington (License 1799) and Structural Pest Inspector (SPI 94987) on behalf of Rainshadow Home Inspection. They can be reached at (360) 301-2035 or by email at...

Common Wood Destroying Organisms

Anobiid Beetle Anobiid Exit holes Moisture Ant Frass true-powderpost-beetles carpanter-ants Many of my clients are concerned and rightly so with the presence of wood destroying organisms in their home. Whether you are a buyer looking to purchase a home or a homeowner...