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Serving the commercial and home inspection needs of the First Coast area of North Florida including Jacksonville, the beaches, Amelia Island, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and surrounding areas.

See below for a description of what we mean by a "Superior Inspection"

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  An infrared (IR) camera is a versatile, lightweight and cutting-edge device that can enhance an inspection of a building's different systems and components.  Its ability to read heat as color and then display that information in a way that's understood by inspectors and which can then be explained to their clients.  This makes the IR camera an important tool for inspectors who have one as part of their equipment arsenal.
    Infrared cameras translate the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors.  Also known as thermal imaging and thermography, IR technology captures the light that exists just outside the visible spectrum.  Thermal images show surface-heat variations, which is why an IR camera is such a diverse tool for home inspectors that can be used for a variety of applications.  Abnormally hot electrical components and connections can be viewed during an electrical inspection.  Areas of moisture that may lead to leaks and structural damage can be located based on apparent temperature differences.  Heat loss and air leakage in a building envelope, and even areas of insufficient insulation, can be pinpointed quickly and accurately during an energy audit. 


You will have undivided attention. We are the only company to offer this.

A First Coast Inspection is a superior inspection in many ways.  It is performed using techniques and equipment that most inspectors do not use.  While some other inspectors are now using infra-red cameras as we use, very few perform live load testing on the electrical system.  Or use sophisticated refrigerant leak detectors on the heating and cooling system.  While most inspectors inspect the industry standard of a “representative number” of windows, FCI checks all accessible windows. Both because of a desire to perform a superior inspection, and because windows are an emergency egress point in case of fire or other emergency. These are but some of the measures which constitute a “Superior Inspection.”  There are more.
All Home Inspection organizations, such as InterNachi, ASHI, and NAHI, as well as state licensing entities define a home inspection in almost exactly the same way.  Which is;
A non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components (as delineated by applicable standards) that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.  The inspection is not technically exhaustive. ”
While FCI adheres to this standard, we strive to exceed this in almost every category.  As expressed above, FCI does not claim to perform a “technically exhaustive” inspection.  Such a claim by any inspection company would be unsupportable.  We do however strive toward that end.  You can expect an FCI inspection to take longer than another inspection.  This is the reason we do not schedule more than one inspection in one day.  We could not offer a truly superior inspection if we had to rush off to another inspection after finding something that required more investigation.  FCI can therefore take as much time as needed. 
FCI strongly cautions prospective clients against cut rate inspections.  We all generally get only what we pay for, and in the case of a home inspection especially, it is truly not worth it.
FCI takes the trust placed on us by our clients very seriously.  A home purchase is almost always the most expensive and stressful purchase ever made.  We strive to relieve a lot of the stress by providing to the client the best information we can provide about the integrity of the home. 

email address: jim@firstcoastinspection.com 

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First Coast Inspection
2132 Waterfoot Ln.
Jacksonville  FL   32246

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904 662 4257