In good order; trim and neat.
“He checked that everything was shipshape”

WDO infestation is huge in Florida. Hire someone with extensive knowledge and education in this department!

Hire someone with more than just the basics!


Curt Arnold Hi-11078

President and single operator of Shipshape Home Inspections llc.


"We have bought and sold homes several times in several different cities over the years. Curt provided us with one of the most thorough and professional inspections we have ever received. We met Curt through our realtor and we were a little concerned that we might get a "realtor friendly" inspection. That did not happen at all. I highly recommend Curt - you will not be disappointed." -Jim G.-

"Curt did a fabulous job on our inspection. My experience was awesome. Curt was able to accommodate our tight schedule and was very knowledgeable. He had checked things that I would have never thought of checking. He has a vast knowledge of the many aspects of home construction and regulations, and pointed out some issues that can cost me money in the future. Very detailed Inspection Report we received in 24 hours. Highly recommend." -Vida T.-

"Curt with Shipshape Home Inspections made sure out house was move-in ready! He gave my wife and I incredibly detailed write up on our home, and made sure no corner was left unchecked. A true professional - Thank you Curt!" -Alden H.-

"If you are buying or selling your home I highly recommend Shipshape Home Inspections. Curt is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He saved me from making a purchase that would have been costly and devastating because he knew exactly what to look for. I will be using him again in the near future." -Mike S.-

Now with Supra key access!

Sewer Camera Certified and Equipped!

A major aspect of the home that is overlooked with regular home inspectors is the main sewer drain line. Sewer drains are responsible for millions of dollars in repairs for damage, root intrusion, and failing cast iron pipes in many homes built prior to 1980. Why risk moving in and having a sewer line failure that will back your sewage into your new home and cost you thousands in repairs! Let me catch these problems before you regret it! (Plumbers charge $400+ for this, you get a discount!)

If you're looking for a thorough Inspector, Im your guy!

Just a little roofing tar...
What I find. Major moisture intrusion, causing structural damage..
Major damage to chimney chase and is now a fire hazard.
Fire Hazard!
Fire Hazard!

Saved This Buyer From a Probable Fire!

This house had the incorrect type dryer duct ran in the walls and attic. As a result the duct tore, causing extreme heat and lint inside the walls. Lucky for my buyer I caught this before it could have been deadly.

I go the extra mile

Hire someone who will get up on roofs, get into attics, and get dirty in crawlspaces. These are critical areas of a house that need some extra examination.


Attic inspections

Attics are a critical structural area that should always be inspected if possible. I try to get into every attic that is accessible and safe so my clients can be aware of possible major issues such as this broken structural truss chord (one or two). Thankfully my clients hired Shipshape to know of any major issues like this before closing. 

Crawlspaces inpsection

It is critical to get a good look at the structure of the house if possible. Many hidden issues can dwell in crawlspaces.  Plumbing leaks are also very common issue found in crawlspaces. Here there was an open sewer line that was dumping sewage on to the crawlspace floor. This can cause structural damage and health hazards. 

Roof inspections

Gable Roof Inspection

Roofs in the Florida heat do not last the usual life expectancy. The heat causes the shingles to deteriorate. When a strong storm or hurricane blows by you can have weak shingles such as this one, tear off. This is now an entry point for water intrusion.

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