Sherlock Homes Inspections LLC

Proudly serving North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley

David Vidler
AL HI-4161
David started his Home Inspections business in 2010 and has completed more than 1700 commercial and residential inspections to date. Whether you are buying or selling a home or business property, you can count on David to deliver a first class inspection experience. David will do for you what others won't, he is a problem solver and solution finder.  If you would let David offer you the best Property Inspection solution around today, I guarantee you will be satisfied or I will work with you until you are.
I am your Home Inspection Professional!
(256) 508 8825
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am-5pm
Sundays by Appointment

- About Me -
I am an experienced and certified inspector ready to help you
make informed decisions when searching for that  perfect home.
"You're not from around here, are you?" - A phrase I have heard regularly since my arrival in Huntsville back in 2002 on assignment from the British Government to the US DoD. On completion of my 4 year tour I knew I wanted to make Huntsville my home and returned here permanently in 2007 when I married my lovely wife Penny. Since then, I have worked as Chief Engineer to a Government Contractor, as a Remote Field Specialist travelling throughout the US inspecting commercial businesses and private homes and as a Subject Matter Expert to a local high tech company. Additionally I continue to be an independent contractor to FEMA, providing domestic disaster relief inspections to those who have lost their homes and property to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and the myriad of other natural disasters. These positions, coupled with over 30 years background in capital facilities design and program management, provided a true insight to the vastly different styles and types of properties throughout the country and cemented my intention to concentrate on serving the local community by providing truly unique Inspection Services to Huntsville, Madison and the Tennessee Valley. 

My main thrust however, is to service your needs and I look forward to working with you in the future to provide you with your best experience in the often trying and stressful times of buying or selling a home or business.
- About My Company -
Welcome To Sherlock Homes Inspections.
Your one stop shop for your property inspection needs.
You’ve made the decision to buy a house or to sell your home. This should be an exciting time filled with thrilling new possibilities, but what if your hopes are coupled with worries that the property might have problems you did not anticipate? What if you don’t even know what to look for?

What if what appears to be a dream home is really a nightmare in disguise? Hire Sherlock Homes Inspections to help by providing you with information about the house, condo, townhome or business property you want to purchase or sell.

I am David Vidler, Sherlock Homes Inspections owner and home inspector, and I want to make certain that you have all the knowledge you need before you make a decision that will change your life.

I named my company Sherlock Homes Inspections to reflect my integrity and experience to thoroughly investigate your prospective property, whether it is a home or a business, and furnish you with an inspection and a report that are a cut above what I have seen other home inspectors provide. I set the precedent that other home inspectors in North Alabama are trying to reach. I am straightforward, honest, and I pride myself on my attention to detail. Just keep my motto in mind:

"It's My Business To find What Others Can't."

I promise to give you the best service possible. As a dedicated husband, father and grandfather with genuine family values, I don’t want any of my customers finding themselves getting in over their heads. In fact, I perform each and every inspection as if I or a member of my family was the one seeking to buy or sell the property.

- My Undertaking To You -

I undertake to provide you with a respectful, courteous and safe inspection service and follow a strict code of ethics in all my work.  In this regard, and as a member of the US' foremost home inspection professional association, I am backed by the InterNACHI $10,000 Honor Guarantee.

InterNACHI will pay up to $10,000 (USD) maximum collective aggregate for the cost of replacement of personal property lost (and not recovered, restituted or insured) during an inspection and stolen by an InterNACHI-certified member who was convicted of or pleaded guilty (or no contest) to any criminal charge resulting from the member's taking of the client's personal property.  Claimant agrees that the exclusive venue for any action against InterNACHI arising out of this Honor Guarantee is the District Court in Boulder County, Colorado.  InterNACHI's Honor Guarantee is valid in all of the U.S. and Canada.

- We'll Buy Your Home Guarantee -

If your participating inspector misses anything, we'll buy your home back.

And now for the “fine print”:

  • Honored for 90 days after closing.
  • Valid for home inspections performed for home buyers by Sherlock Homes Inspections LLC..
  • We'll pay you whatever price you paid for the home.
  • The home must be listed with a licensed real estate agent.
  • Excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected per InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice.

Privacy Policy:  We don't collect identifiable consumer data; therefore, we can't sell or release it.  No data is sold or released to any third party.

Forum Selection:  The exclusive venue for any litigation arising out of InterNACHI’s Buy Back Program shall be in Boulder, Colorado.  Any person that brings an action against InterNACHI waives trial by jury and agrees to pay InterNACHI’s attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs if InterNACHI prevails.
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