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Every home whispers its flaws.

All you need is the right home inspector to detect them!

About Our Home Inspector

Cleveland home inspector Herb Tippie of Safety 1st Home Inspections

Herb Tippie

Safety First Home Inspections
3134 West 160th Street
Cleveland, OH 44111

Hi, my name is Herb Tippie, owner and home inspector of Safety First Home Inspections. I thank you for considering me to perform your home inspection. I look forward to meeting with you so together we can better understand your home during the inspection process.

I have been inspecting homes for 16 years and enjoy helping people like you to gain a thorough understanding of the condition of their home. My inspections often take 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. These times can vary depending on the size and condition of the home. I encourage you to join me during the inspection process so we can address any concerns you may have. You are welcome to attend the entire inspection or you may choose to arrive at the completion of the inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection, I provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about the property. This is done in a clear, concise and professional manner. Your summary and report will be easy to read and the report includes photos. Most importantly, your report is delivered to you prior to me leaving the property.

I have lived in Cleveland, Ohio most of my life. Currently, I live in the Westpark neighborhood of Cleveland. I am a paramedic with a local fire department and as you can tell, I enjoy helping those who are in need. I have a minor background in construction and decided many years ago that becoming a home inspector was another avenue for me to give back to my community while helping others. I enjoy the architecture of the older homes and love to see the revitalization of the older neighborhoods, especially the efforts being made to preserve America’s homes. Let’s face it folks, they don’t build them like they used to.

Certifications & Memberships

My involvement in these organizations helps me to maintain a high quality of professionalism which reflects on my company and gives my clients the confidence needed to trust in my judgments.

Graduate of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute 

Certified State of Ohio Department of Health Licensed Radon Tester

Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) 

Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Member of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST)

Member of the Ohio Association of Radon Professionals (OARP)