Home Inspection

General Home Inspection

A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the areas of your home that are safely accessible and visible. A comprehensive home inspection report will be provided to you within 24 hours after completion of the home inspection.

The State of Alabama requires home inspectors to adhere to certain guidelines or Home Inspection Standards of Practice. I encourage my clients to download and read the The Standards of Practice to gain a general knowledge of the home inspection process. 

The scope of work may be modified by the client and home inspector prior to the home inspection, and generally includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Structure: the skeleton of the house, its foundation, and framing

  • Exterior: walks, driveway, siding, drainage system, gutters, doors, and windows

  • Interior: walls, ceilings, and floors that may have water stains or mold

  • Roofing: roof coverings, drainage, flashings, skylights, and chimneys

  • Heating: heating systems, vents, flues, chimneys, and heating energy source

  • Air Conditioining: home cooling system, including central and through-wall cooling equipment

  • Plumbing and Fixtures: water supply and drainage system, hot water heater, and fuel storage system

  • Fireplaces: proper installation, chimney, and flue safety, as well as proper drafting

  • Electrical: service entrance wires, breakers and fuses, and disconnects

  • Ventilation: adequate insulation and mechanical ventilation systems

  • Insulation: Check for insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished spaces.

  • Built-In Appliances

  • Doors

  • Windows

  • Garage


View our Home Inspection Sample Report

For more information on the home inspection process please see The Home Inspection Checklist

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McNeese Home Inspections
116 Saralee Drive
Huntsville, AL 35811

Business Hours

  1. Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  7. Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Certified Home Inspection

HI-4002