Inspector qualifications should be the single most important factor when deciding on a Home Inspector. You want someone with a wide range of building construction experience. For example a specialist like an electrician probably knows little about plumbing or roofing. Your inspector needs to be experienced and know the symptoms or telltale signs that various problems show. There is no training program or school that can compare with years of good old fashioned hands on experience. An experienced inspector can tell you whether the problems found are major concerns or normal wear & tear and give ballpark estimates on repair cost.
David McCabe has been inspecting homes full time since 1995 and started McCabe Home Inspection Services in 1997. The owner David McCabe will be inspecting your property, no part time employees or inspectors in training like many other large multi-inspector firms.
McCabe Home Inspection Services holds the following qualifications, all of which require continuing education classes to maintain;
- State of Florida Licensed Building Contractor - CBC058559
- State of Florida Licensed Roofing Contractor - CCC057824
- State of Florida Certified Pest Control Operator - JF112319
- Member American Society of Home Inspectors Certified Inspector 20348
- Certified International Code Council Residential Electrical Inspector #5186404-E1
Being a licensed contractor who fixes and remodels homes on occasion gives one a better perspective on how serious an issue is, the likely cause of the problem and a real world knowledge of the cost to repair. Remember Florida law requires that only a licensed contractor can do repairs on properties for sale or lease. The sellers Uncle Joe cannot repair the roof and you should not want him to.