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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.
Our Inspection Services
The Best Modern Report in the Industry
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.
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Home Inspection FAQ
Why should I get a home inspection?
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.
Can I attend the inspection?
How long does a home inspection take?
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.
Do you walk on the roof?
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.
How much does a home inspection cost?
Our Home Inspections are usually between $300 and $500 for most standard houses. See Fees page for more details.
When will I get the report?
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.
What if the inspection report reveals problems?
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.