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Reliable Home Inspections in East Hillsborough County, FL

Meet Your Inspector

Corey Richardson has been working in the construction industry his entire life. His parents are owners of a construction company in North Carolina. Corey was active in supporting his parents’ business where he learned how to build and renovate houses at an early age. His dedication to educating himself, knowledge from learned experience, keen observation skills and attention to detail contribute to what makes being a home inspector successful. These early experiences and his passion for safe housing have given Corey the skillset to confidently start Safeline Home Inspections.

As the owner and lead home inspector for Safeline Home Inspections, Corey has become certified with multiple associations including, FABI and InterNACHI. He is a Registered Professional with both associations and continues to be a member in good standings. Corey has been performing home inspection for over 8 years and has performed over 3000 home inspections across the Tampa Bay area. He is familiar with the challenges many families have faced as they look to purchase a new home in this area and is here to support you.

Corey is known for being detail oriented and invested in his work. He is committed to excellence, and values answering questions in a way that is easy to understand. If you have questions during your home inspection, he welcomes your participation and wants you to be included in the process. He loves taking his time and answering your questions.

Certifications acquired through home inspector training from InterNACHI

Our Home Inspection Services

Buyers Inspections

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Before you buy, you should have a home inspection to avoid potentially costly repairs that would otherwise go undetected until they become even more costly. This is our typical home inspection that catches common defects so you understand the investment you’re making.

Pre-Listing Inspections

Some homeowners want to make repairs to their house before they put it on the market and will make repairs using their inspection report as a baseline reference. Please understand that most buyers will still want to perform their own inspection even if the seller has already had an inspection done.

New Construction Inspections

If you are having a house built make sure you get out Pre-Drywall inspection. We will inspect you house before the drywall gets installed. This is the best time to repair any missed defects before they get covered up and may cause issues further down the line.

Four-Point Inspections

A four point inspection will usually be needed by the insurance companies before they will provide coverage on housed over 25 to 30 years old. If you get a 4 point inspection it us valid for only one year. If you switch policies or file any claims you may need to get new one performed after that.

Wind Mitigation

A wind mitigation inspection is an insurance inspection that reports how will your house has been built to resist damage that comes form hurricane force winds. Based on this report your house may qualify for discounts on your home insurance policy. This can save you hundred every year. Make sure to order a wind mitigation with you home inspection.

Thermal Imaging

The purpose of an infrared scan is to find issues that may not be visible to the naked eye and catch them before they become a major problem. With the use of our infrared camera, we can help identify moisture, insulation, electrical, HVAC issues, and more.

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While Safeline Home Inspections encourages our clients to walk through the home with us, we understand that you may be too busy, and may not have time to do so.

Regardless of whether or not you attend the inspection, we will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, which includes all of the information you need to determine the condition of the home.

We will deliver our report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection, so that you can quickly access a full overview of our findings – and discuss them with us and your agent.

Customer Reviews

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I highly recommend this company!I have been using Corey for all my property inspection. He is very detailed oriented and professional. I will keep using him as my inspector!
Stella Lai
Corey was super awesome & he did a super professional and thorough inspection. I will definitely recommend to everyone I know & anyone reading these reviews! Safeline inspections was the best choice and I am so happy I chose this company! Also a super good price for the work that was done.
Madison Held

Home Inspection FAQ

It’s important to know that when you move in your new home, you and your family will be safe and comfortable. Safety is our number one priority, so we pay close attention to any safety hazards that may cause harm to you or your family.

Another thing we inspect for are major defects. A major defect is a system or component that is not working properly that will require repair to be made by a professional. Major defects can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. Home owners will want to know about these before they sign on the dotted line.

At Safeline, we also evaluate the livability of your next home. Home inspections are also a great service for homeowners who want to extend the life of their home by performing annual maintenance inspections. Every homeowner should have peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about any major ongoing repairs or defects in their home.


Yes! We always encourage all our home buyers to join us during the inspection process. It is usually the first and sometimes only opportunity you will get to spend a extended time and the house you are looking to buy. Take that time to get an in-depth discovery of your new space. Talk to your new neighbors about the neighborhood and find out whether this is somewhere you can really see yourself living. If you want you can also, walk around with us so we can explain to you what we are looking during the various aspects of the inspection process.

Depending on the size of the property, its age, and the condition that it is in; an inspection will take generally between 2 – 4 hours. We have a team of inspectors that work together to complete the inspection which allows for a quicker evaluation of the home without being rushed. You want the inspection to go smoothly so that you can move forward in your home buying or selling process.

The InterNACHI standards of practice does not require a home inspector to walk on the roof for it to be inspected. However, the answer to this question is yes. We feel that a roof cannot be properly inspected if you can not walk on it. Walking on a roof allows us to touch and feel conditions in the roof that could not be noticed otherwise. There are a few exceptions when we would not walk on a room (raining, too steep, material). We walk on most of the roofs that we inspect.

Our Home Inspections are usually between $300 and $500 for most standard houses. See Fees page for more details. 


We understand how important the inspection process it. As someone buying a house you have to wait on a lot of thing. We don’t want you having to wait on the report. We have our home inspection reports complete within 24 hours.

This is a great question. It is the inspectors job to find defects, but it is not our job to repair them (that would be a conflict of interest). Safeline is a well connected local business and we will gladly refer you to other great local business that can help you repair anything that might be found at the inspection.

Yes, you can share the report to anyone you want. All our inspection reports are a digital PDF file. You would simply go to the download site to download any reports that you purchased with the inspection. To share them you could email the file, or you could share the link to the download site. Whatever works best for you.
All our inspectors are InterNACHI certified and dedicated to doing the best possible inspection for you. We service Hillsborough county and the surrounding areas.

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