Certifications

International Association of Certified Inspector, internachi inspector, home inspector
Certified Professional Inspector, house inspector, north florida home inspector, full home inspect
$10,000 Honor Guarantee by Internachi, guarantee, certified inspector, home inspector property insp
commercial inspection certified, property inspection, business inspector, safety inspector
Veteran Owned Small Business Military service, honorable service, air force, vet owned, home inspect
Infrared thermal imaging thermography certified see behind walls, certified home inspector
first 1st time home buyer friendly, first time buyer, new homeowner, first home, new home owner
exterior inspection certified siding inspector, EIFS inspector, wood siding inspector, T111 inspect
multi unit housing inspector, apartment inspector, duplex inspector, multiple home inspector
plumbing inspector, leak inspector, sink inspector, moisture inspection, north florida inspector
chimney inspector, fireplace inspector fireplace inspection, flue inspector, flue inspection, damper
crawlspace inspector under floor inspector, crawl space inspector,  crawlspace inspection
electrical inspector,electric inspector, electrical inspection, electric inspection, home inspection
residential property inspector, home inspector, home inspection, house inspection, house inspector
wind mitigation inspector wind inspector, wind insurance  inspector, wind mit, wind mitigation
mobile inspector, manufactured home inspector, modular home inspector, trailer home inspector
4 point inspector, four point inspector, 4 point inspection 4 point insurance inspection, four point
pet friendly, home inspection, property inspector, north central  florida inspector,  palatka
Moisture intrusion inspector, moisture inspection, moisture inspection, north florida inspector
roof inspector, certified roof inspector, roof inspection, shingle inspection, roofing inspector
roof data technician, roof certification, roofing inspector, roof inspection, home inspector
Over see it repair verification, repair inspector, new home inspector, repair inspection
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Additional Information

  

  •  I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI); my member number is 19081626. 
  • I am licensed by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation; my license number is HI12302.
  • I have passed the State of Florida Home Inspector Examination.
  • I have passed a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Fingerprint and Background Investigation.
  • I am Insured for Liability and Errors and Omission’.
  • I am approved by the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation to perform Wind      Mitigation Inspections.
  • I have passed InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Examination.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics Course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Home Inspection Standards of Practice course
  • I abide by InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics.
  • I follow InterNACHI’s and the State of Florida’s Standards of Practice
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Structural Issues Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Residential Plumbing Overview for inspectors’ course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Residential Electrical Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Advanced Electrical Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Roof Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's HVAC Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Exterior Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Deck Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Moisture Intrusion Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Manufactured and Mobile Homes’ Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Mold Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Wind Mitigation Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Tile Roofs’ Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Asphalt Shingle Roofs’ Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Commercial Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Building Science and Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI's Infrared Thermography Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Appliance Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Advanced Crawlspace Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Water Heater Tanks Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s  Means of Egress Inspection course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s  Roof Data Technician course.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s  10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection course.
  • I fulfill over 14 hours of Continuing Education every year.
  • I own and use state-of-the-art equipment, such as a gas-leak detector and infrared camera’s.
  • I am available on Saturdays.
  • I generate easy-to-read and understand inspection reports.

1st Inspection Svcs is proudly owned and operated by a U.S. Air Force Veteran,
1st Inspection Svcs is proudly owned and operated by a U.S. Air Force Veteran,

$10,000 Honor Guarantee

InterNACHI Backs Me

 

InterNACHI is so certain of the integrity of our members 

that we back them up with our $10,000 Honor Guarantee.

InterNACHI Standards of Practice

Here are the standards for InterNachi, which carries my certification.

InterNachi Code of Ethics

Here are the Code of Ethics for InterNACHI to which I adhere.

Q & A

Questions to ask and my answers about home inspection, home inspector, property inspection

What is your experience?

What does your inspector know about inspecting property in Florida? Florida buildings are built differently and exposed to different elements than properties in the North. Inspectors’ who are used to inspecting properties in Michigan might be more accustomed to thinking about snow than microbial growth (mold) and hurricanes.


I only inspect properties in North Central Florida and have lived in Florida for most of my life. I am experienced in Florida properties.

Is this your full-time job?

There are over 12,000 licensed home inspectors in the state of Florida. Only 40% of those are actively working as inspectors and 20% of those do it as a full-time job. That’s under 1,000 inspectors full-time in the state.

Someone who only does inspections occasionally won’t have the same level of experience as a home inspector who is full-time. 

Again, there’s nothing necessarily wrong with hiring a part-time inspector, but knowing that this is all they do may be important to you.


I only do property inspections as my full-time job.

If you find something wrong can you fix it?

It may be easier to hire a “one-stop” shop to inspect and fix issues in a home. But electricians, plumbers, and contractors who inspect on the side might simply be trying to provider feeder business to themselves. What if they miss something?  Are they available to return and explain things that weren’t in their report? If they answer “yes,” that’s a hint that they might find more items in “need of repair” in the house so they can get more money from you. It’s best to hire separate inspector and contractor, so there’s no conflict of interest.


I won’t answer yes, I will help you understand the problem so you can make the best decision for the repair.

What do you look for? Any additional services you provide?

  The Florida Standards of Practice is the minimum that inspectors should check for,  but this doesn’t mean that all inspectors have the same checklist. Some companies hold themselves to higher standards and include more in their standard inspection checklist.

According to the Florida Standards of Practice, an inspector is not required to look for mold, pest infestations, or environmental hazards (lead paint, etc). If any of these features is important to you, you may want to go with the inspector that has a more exhaustive checklist.

Florida homeowners may want a wind mitigation inspection to ensure they are protected in the event of a hurricane. (It may also provide you with an insurance discount, ask your insurance agent). Also ask whether your inspector performs 4 point inspections, this may be required if your home is older. Don’t forget to ask if there are any ancillary inspections they need to subcontract out. If a home inspector uses a subcontractor, you’ll want to check that company’s credentials to ensure they are reputable as well.


I am trained to look for anything that is visible that may be unhealthy for you and your family. All my home inspections include thermal imaging. I can do additional inspections for you.

Are you licensed and insured?

  Licenses are required in the state of Florida, and anyone can check the DBPR website to verify an inspector. Hiring an inspector who is unlicensed is just as dangerous as hiring a contractor who is unlicensed. Can you trust their work?

In the state of Florida, inspectors are required to have a minimum of $300,000 general liability insurance, but some inspectors carry more. In addition, it’s also nice for an inspector to have errors & omissions (E&O) coverage, in case anything is missed that may lead to damage later on.

Even though E&O insurance isn’t required for Florida home inspectors, it is the edge to give you peace of mind.


I carry more than three times the required general liability coverage and have E&O insurance to protect myself and you. 

Conclusion

When buying or selling a home, it’s important to trust the experts that are going to work with you, your home inspector is one of these trusted advisers.

I hope I have provided answers you may need to make the best decision for you and your families’ health and safety.

I welcome any additional questions you may have.