What We Inspect at By George Home Inspections

As an InterNACHI member, we must adhere to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice. Your Birmingham, AL home inspection will be an evaluation of the visible aspects of the entire home, its systems, and the exterior grounds. Following completion of the home inspection, you will receive and comprehensive inspection report and summary. Here's a general list of what we'll inspect:

Exterior Grounds

  • Landscape and drainage
  • Vegetation which may affect structure
  • Retaining walls
  • Driveways and walkways

Building Exterior

  • Building veneer/siding
  • Doors and windows
  • Patios, porches, decks, balconies, steps, railings
  • Soffit and fascia


  • Roof covering
  • Gutters, downspouts, drainage systems
  • Chimney, vents, skylights, other


  • Walls, floor, ceiling
  • Automatic garage door

Foundation, Crawlspace, Basement

  • Visible structural elements
  • Walls
  • Columns, piers
  • Framing joists, beams
  • Condition of insulation
  • Moisture level
  • Indications of water penetration
  • Condition of duct work
  • Vapor barriers
  • Ventilation


  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Visible wiring
  • Indication of water penetration
  • Framing


  • Locate main water shutoff
  • Water heater
  • Kitchen components, fixtures
  • Bathroom components, fixtures
  • Hose bibs
  • Check water meter for leaks
  • Visible fuel storage systems
  • Sump pump

Heating, A/C, Ventilation

  • Function, using normal operating controls
  • Temperatures, registers vs return
  • Units, air handlers, drip pan
  • Visible ductwork
  • Filters
  • Dryer Ventilation
  • Bathroom ventilation
  • Fireplace


  • Service and distribution
  • Overhead service
  • Service panel
  • Exterior receptacles
  • Exterior fixtures
  • Distribution panel
  • Receptacles
  • Connected devices and fixtures


  • Walls, ceiling, floors
  • Stairs, railings, balusters, railing


  • Appliances
  • Cabinets
As a token of our appreciation, By George Home Inspections offers a 10% discount to our military families and police. We thank you for all you do for our nation and local community.
By George Home Inspection's mission is to provide the highest-quality inspections to current and prospective residents of the Greater Bimingham area. We succeed in what we do because of our experience and integrity in all aspects of home inspections services. We are always respectful and considerate of our clients, families, and their homes.
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