1st Step Home Inspection, LLC is a Maryland licensed and insured inspection company that was founded in 2015 by Patrick Leroux.  The company provides a full spectrum of critical home inspection services throughout greater Maryland.  Inspection services include residential inspections, commercial inspections, and specialty inspections including mold, radon, termite, fire extinguisher, structural integrity, and pool inspections to name just a few.

Our standard residential inspections provide an evaluation of roofing, grading, gutters, driveways, HVAC systems, chimneys, safety issues, electrical, vent piping, plumbing, foundations, ventilation, downspouts, drainage systems and more. Patrick has more than two decades of total experience and multiple years of vocational-technical training from Laurel Vocational Technical School in the areas of plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, and refrigeration.  Patrick also studied at Frederick Community College and holds 19 accredited certifications.  1st Step Home Inspection, LLC is located in New Market Maryland.


Don’t wait until you’re buying or selling a home to have it inspected!  1st Step Home Inspection, LLC is ready to provide you with a full spectrum of inspection services 7 days a week with evening and weekend appointments available to meet all buyers schedules.  FREE final walk-throughs available per client request and scheduling availability.


  • Thorough and complete home inspections provide peace of mind.
  • We are certified in more than 19 specific critical inspection areas.
  • State-of-the-art testing equipment is used throughout the home.
  • 100% clean, courteous and respectful inspection process.


  • Discover possible hidden concerns before selling your home.
  • Provide potential buyers with complete confidence and assurance.
  • Could possibly help to increase your home’s appraisal value.
  • Can help you to determine any suggested pre-sale upgrades.


  • Radon is a natural occurring radioactive gas from uranium.
  • Radon has been known to cause serious health risks including cancer.
  • Any home can have radon through the micro-pores of the concrete.
  • Everyone should have their home tested for radon by a certified inspector.


  • Water can contain contaminates that are harmful to your health.
  • If you have a well, periodic water testing is highly recommended.
  • Many types of home loans require professional water testing.
  • Water samples should always be collected by a certified inspector.


  • Residential fire extinguishers should inspected regularly.
  • There are multiple residential fire extinguishers and classifications.
  • Your certified inspector can recommend the proper class unit.
  • Certified fire extinguisher inspectors provide training on proper use & care.


  • Annual maintenance inspections can uncover important safety issues.
  • Maintenance inspections are recommended bi-annually or annually.
  • Proper maintenance inspections can help prevent future repair expenses.
  •  Maintenance inspections can extend the life of your home.


These are the top frequently asked questions from our customers.


1st Step Home Inspection, LLC has earned 19 certifications and completes technical and regulatory continuing education courses annually.

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1st Step Home Inspection, LLC is offering FREE first time home buyers classes covering very important pre-closing inspection items at the Hagerstown Home Store and also in Frederick County at various locations.  Call us today or fill out our short form for more information and class dates.

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