Recent Review: I joined Angie's list because I was buying a house in Alabama and live in New Jersey. I wanted to make sure I could find local businesses such as realtors, mortgage brokers, inspectors, etc. as soon as I got to Alabama to shop for homes. Hoods Home Inspection had high ratings and was one of the businesses I considered calling when I found a home to buy. Coincidentally, when I asked a mortgage guy at the bank who he'd recommend, he gave me Hoods Home Inspection. He had personally used them for the home he had recently purchased and was extremely satisfied. That was a good sign :-) I called Hoods Home Inspection to schedule an appointment, but they were fully booked for a week or two. I was on a time constraint and needed to leave town in 2 days so Ella, Mr. Hoods wife, was tremendously accommodating and moved a couple of appointments so he could inspect my home the following day. Alan Hood showed up the following morning, on time, spent approximately 3 hours going over the house, explaining everything to me as he inspected. The house has a crawl space and he made sure the entire space was inspected, finding a couple of things that needed attention. There were several items he found that I would never have known discovered until after moving in. He also gave me suggestions on what needed to be done to fix the issues. He ran the dishwasher, climbed up into the attic, ran the house fan (needed a new motor), discovered a sink leak as well as other issues. Mr. Hood also did think the house was very well built and pointed out many things that were in excellent condition. What I most appreciated about Mr. Hood's way of doing business was that he said, several times, that if I ever have any questions or concerns about my house, I can call him. And he meant it. He made me feel very confident I was buying a house with no major issues. In fact, he was impressed with how the owner maintained the home during the 35 years he lived there. Mr. Hood also gave me pointers on how to maintain various things that need regular maintenance. I am very satisfied with Hoods Home Inspection Service and would recommend him to anyone I know in need of their services. I feel very lucky to have found them.