Lake City Inspections has locations in both Spokane County and North Idaho and provides home inspections and related real estate and home services.

Our team at Lake City Inspections strives to provide a superior client experience rooted in professionalism and excellence. Our Washington State licensed home inspectors, Certified Professional Home Inspectors® and Certified Master Inspectors® go beyond the industry standards by providing a Home Buy Back Guarantee backed by InterNACHI free of charge with every home inspection.

Lake City Inspections has locations in Spokane County, WA and North Idaho.

We love people and strive to provide a superior client experience rooted in professionalism and excellence. Our Washington State licensed home inspectors, Certified Professional Inspectors and Certified Master Inspectors sincerely enjoy providing exceptional value to our clients and bringing them peace of mind when it matters most!

Why Lake City Inspections?

Qualified Inspectors

Our inspectors are certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the only home inspector training program that is accredited by the US Department of Education. Each inspector must maintain their certification by completing a minimum 24 hours of continuing education each year and recertifying every 3 years.

Cohesive Reports

We deliver easy-to-understand yet comprehensive home inspection reports in digital format within 24 hours of the inspection, complete with photos, videos, and notes on areas of concern. Once completed, a link to the report is sent via email and text message that will continue to be accessible indefinitely for your review as needed.

More Than Just Peace of Mind

We are one of the only home inspection companies that have partnered with InterNACHI to provide our clients an exclusive Home Buy Back Guarantee free of charge with every home inspection. /p>

What Is Included In A Home Inspection?

An inspection performed by our licensed and certified home inspectors includes all major systems found in a home that are important to potential buyers per Washington State and InterNACHI Standards of Practice. These include HVAC, interior and exterior sheathing materials, roofing, visible plumbing, visible electrical, windows, foundations, and other visible components of the property.

It is important to note that a home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a residential property. Not all defects may be possible to identify. For example, inspectors can test and inspect the plumbing system (water flow, drainage, visible leaks, etc.), but can't view components inside walls or components inaccessible at the time of inspection. Homebuyers should consider purchasing home warranty coverage to protect their investment.

A home inspection is not a "code inspection" and primarily seeks to identify major defects and conditions that are deemed "material" and may affect the functionality of the home. We also place emphasis on safety concerns and strive to educate potential buyers or sellers on items that may present issues or need immediate attention. Any questions regarding permits for inspected properties should be directed to the relevant municipal or county building departments.

Meet Our Team

Joshua McKay

Owner | Certified Master Inspector®

Joshua is the owner of Lake City Inspections and a Certified Master Inspector®. Josh strives to reduce the most risk for buyers, sellers, and their agents in the real estate transaction by providing innovative and progressive risk management tools along with the best home inspections for the Inland Northwest. Prior to establishing Lake City Inspections Joshua was a professional Firefighter and Paramedic.

Michael Eades

Certified Professional Inspector®

Michael Eades is an Idaho native and a Certified Professional Inspector® through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). "Inspector Mike" provides home inspections rooted in professionalism and excellence and is consistently cited in our customer reviews and feedback as providing an outstanding client experience during the home inspection!

David Brazzle

Certified Professional Inspector®

David is a Washington State licensed home inspector and Certified Professional Inspector® through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). David also happens to be one of only a handful of Washington State licensed structural pest inspectors in the Spokane region. He has extensive contractor experience that he combines with home inspection knowledge to provide a very in-depth perspective and expert guidance to our clients.

Shane Mercado

Client Care Coordinator

Shane is the smiling face you will often hear on the other end of the phone when you call our office during the week! She joined our Operations Division as a Client Care Coordinator in 2021 and immediately her positive attitude and smiling demeanor was felt across our entire team. Shane has a background in education and marketing and enjoys assisting our clients and the real estate communities we serve.

Lane Clegg

General Manager

Lane is a former Royal Air Force Combat Search & Rescue Chief and nationally recognized expert in the fields of business management, business analysis, and customer satisfaction in the real estate industry. Lane joined the Lake City Inspections team in late 2022.