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Welcome to
First-In Home Inspections

First-In Home Inspections is the premier home inspection company serving the Treasure Valley community, including Boise, Caldwell, Eagle, Emmett, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, Middleton, Nampa, and Star.

A home is a substantial investment, and a clear understanding of a property’s condition is imperative for any buyer or seller. Let First-In Home Inspections make sure your buying, selling, or new home inspection is done thoroughly and accurately from top to bottom. 

Retirement Announcement

Dear valued customers,
I’d like to inform you that, as of June 30, 2024, I will be retiring. I feel that the time is right to move on to the next phase of my life
and enjoy more time with my wife and family.

I wanted to THANK YOU for your loyal business over the years and I appreciate the trust that you put in me and my company.
It has been an honor serving so many clients in the Treasure Valley!

Going forward, we highly recommend that you contact:

CONNOR SHAUL
Shaul Inspections

Tel: 208-615-2752
 
Sincerely Yours,
Mike Mossel

Services

BUYER'S HOME INSPECTION

A non-invasive assessment of the systems, components, and condition of the home designed to identify any potential safety hazards, deficiencies, and items that require maintenance and repair. Our goal is to uncover any major issues that may be a significant expense so that you can make an informed decision about your home purchase.

PRE-LISTING INSPECTION

A non-invasive assessment of the systems, components, and condition of the home designed to identify any issues that need to be repaired or replaced before putting your house up for sale. Homes that have a pre-listing inspection generally sell faster and have fewer inspection-related issues to negotiate.


NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

A non-invasive assessment of the systems, components, materials, and workmanship of the home during the critical phases of the new build construction process. Choose one, two, or all three new construction inspections:

  • Pre-Drywall Inspection
  • Final Construction Inspection
  • 11-month Warranty Inspection

Why Choose

First-In Home Inspections

  • Accredited as a Certified Professional Inspector by InterNACHI®
  • Backed by InterNACHI’s® $25,000 Honor Guarantee
  • Professional, Dependable, Trustworthy, & Reliable
  • Covered by Errors and Omissions/ General Liability Insurance
  • Highly Recommended

About Us

My name is Mike Mossel, and I am the owner of First-In Home Inspections. I am a retired fire captain with over 22 years of experience in firefighting and have witnessed firsthand the devastating and costly effects of neglected and faulty home repairs and maintenance. My experience as a firefighter provides a unique perspective because I am able to identify potential fire and water hazards beyond the scope of the standard home inspection requirements.

I am a Certified Professional Inspector through InterNACHI®.
Why does that make a difference? InterNACHI® Certified Professional
Inspectors go through more training, more testing, and more vetting of our skills than other home inspectors. We are required to take continuing education courses, which means we are more up to date on our industry, and ultimately on your home.

I inspect all homes as if they were my own and with the safety of your family in mind. I will work with you throughout the home inspection process and establish a relationship built on trust, honesty, and integrity to make sure you have a clear understanding of the property’s condition, so you can make an informed decision regarding your home investment.

cpi-certified

What Our Home Inspections Include:

Precious Customers

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Home Inspections Include
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Electrical Systems
  • Panelboards, Switches, Outlets & Fixtures
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Cooling, HVAC
  • Water Heaters
  • Roofing, Attics, Skylights & Chimneys
  • Water Penetrations, Drainage & Insulations
  • Walls, Trim, Floors, Doors, Windows, Fire Places, Foundations, Porches, Patios, Walkways & Driveways
Interior
  • Walls, Ceilings, Floors
  • Doors, Windows, Cabinets, Counters
  • Stairs, Railings
  • Built-in Kitchen Appliances
  • Sinks, Disposals, Hoods
  • Bath Fixtures, Faucets
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Fireplaces
  • Water Heaters, Vents, Relief Valves
Exterior
  • Siding, Stucco, Eaves, Flashing, Trim, Vents
  • Grading, Lot Drainage
  • Driveway, Walkway, Patios, Steps
  • Lawn Sprinklers, Drip Systems, Irrigation
  • Decks, Balconies, Porch, Stairs, Railings
  • Doors, Windows, Caulk, Weather-Stripping
  • Attached and Detached Garages
  • Overhead Garage Doors, & Garage Door Openers
  • Carports
  • Fire Separation
Structure
  • Foundation, Crawl Space, Basement, Slab
  • Moisture Problems, Water Penetration
  • Support Posts
  • Roof Structure, Attic Areas, Insulation
  • Eaves & Soffits
  • Floor, Wall & Ceiling Components
Home Inspection Reports Include
  • Web-based, Mobile Friendly
  • Digital Color Photos, Embedded Video
  • Provide Automated Summaries 
  • Delivered In 24 Hours
Mechanical Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation
  • Water Heater
  • Electrical Inspection

What Client Says

Dan
I can't imagine purchasing a home without having Mike at First-In Home Inspections go through it. Mike spent half the day at our new home making sure it was perfect and up to par. Mike found several repairs/shortcomings needing attention in our new build. I plan on having him return before our home warranty is up to do a final inspection. He also sent a very detailed report which we were able to show to the builder. First-In Home Inspections was well worth the money.
Dan M
I can say without a doubt that Mike provides a high-quality service and is extremely detailed in his home inspections. I have never received such a great detailed inspection report, that goes above and beyond what was expected (DIY links, building codes, photos, videos, etc.). Not only that, but he is very friendly and communicates everything along the way very well. If you're looking for a home inspector, this is who you want!
J. Swear
Alex_E
Mike’s service was great! He came highly recommended from another customer and frankly I knew we found the right person during the first phone call. Providing a service is one thing but when someone is more than willing to spend time answering questions and educating customers about the “how and why” of your house then that’s the real value. We appreciate the level of customer service and passion he carries with him and what’s equally impressive was when we received the inspection report. It was very thorough, the presentation is intuitive and yet it’s simple. I love it. We’ll definitely recommend his service to others or use him with future purchases.
Alex E.
David_M
Mike is a professional in his field and goes above and beyond to provide great customer service. His knowledge of building construction is second to none! Highly recommend!
David M.
Quality service by a conscientious professional. He returned a second time, at no charge, to re-inspect the items needing to be addressed. And both times, Mike was out quickly with a report that same evening.
T. Tagg