What to Expect
From Your Inspection


At Burnside Home Inspections, we offer a range of inspection services to meet your specific needs, whether you’re a buyer, seller, or simply want to ensure the proper maintenance of your home. Our commitment is to provide you with exceptional service and comprehensive information about the property’s condition.


We believe in the power of knowledge, and our goal is to empower you with all the information you need about the property you’re considering. During the inspection, we encourage you to join us and ask any questions you may have. Even if you’re unable to attend, rest assured that our detailed report will provide you with everything you need, and we’re always available to discuss any aspect further.


To ensure a thorough inspection, we utilize cutting-edge technology such as drones, thermal cameras, infrared cameras, moisture detectors, and more. This allows us to uncover hidden issues that other inspectors may miss. We also come prepared with fully stocked toolboxes, ensuring that we have everything required to complete the job effectively.


Following the inspection, we will compile a comprehensive digital report, available in both desktop-friendly HTML and PDF formats. This report will document all our findings, including detailed images, references, and additional information. It’s designed to keep you informed and easily accessible, whether you’re at home or on the go.


During the inspection, we carefully assess and analyze the major systems of the property. Here’s a brief overview of the services included in your home inspection:

Checking roof during inspection


During our roof inspection, we thoroughly examine all aspects of the roof’s structure and components. This includes a detailed assessment of the condition of the shingles or tiles, inspecting for any signs of damage, wear, or deterioration. We also inspect the flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights to ensure proper installation and weatherproofing. Additionally, we evaluate the condition of gutters and downspouts, checking for any clogs, leaks, or inadequate drainage that could potentially lead to water damage or foundation issues.

Checking exterior of home during inspection


Our comprehensive exterior inspection covers a range of elements surrounding the property. We carefully examine the walkways, assessing their condition, safety, and any potential trip hazards. We inspect doors for proper operation, weatherstripping, and security. Siding, eaves, soffits, and fascia are inspected for damage, rot, or signs of pest infestation. We also evaluate the overall condition of the exterior paint or finishes, identifying any areas that may require attention or maintenance.

HVAC During Inspection


Our thorough HVAC inspection focuses on both the visual assessment and functionality of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. We inspect ducts for proper installation and any signs of damage or leakage. Filters are examined for cleanliness. Furnaces and air conditioning units are checked for proper operation and performance. We also assess the overall condition and cleanliness of the HVAC equipment.

checking plumbing during inspection


During our plumbing inspection, we meticulously examine all plumbing fixtures, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and toilets. We check for proper operation, looking for any signs of leaks, clogs, or faulty components. Shut-off valves are inspected to ensure they easily accessible. We also assess the water pressure and perform a thorough visual inspection of the plumbing system, including exposed pipes and connections.

Electrical Systems during inspection

Electrical Systems

Our inspection of electrical systems involves a detailed assessment of both the interior and exterior components. We inspect service drops, which include the connections from the utility company to the property, ensuring they are secure and in good condition. Grounding systems are evaluated for safety and compliance. Outlets, switches, and light fixtures are inspected for proper functioning and potential hazards. We also examine meters, circuit breakers, and electrical panels for any signs of damage, overheating, or inadequate capacity.

Water Heater Applicance Inspection


Permanent appliances, such as ranges, dishwashers, and hot water heaters, undergo thorough testing and examination during our inspection. We assess their functionality, safety features, and overall condition. We check for any leaks, abnormal noises, or signs of wear that could indicate potential issues.

Doors, Windows & Interior checked during inspection

Doors, Windows & Interior

Our assessment of doors and windows goes beyond visual inspection. We check for proper sealing, ensuring they close and lock securely. We evaluate weatherstripping for efficiency and identify any drafts or air leaks. Additionally, we inspect the condition of interior spaces, looking for signs of water damage, visual mold, or structural issues. We assess the overall functionality and safety of staircases, railings, and other interior features.

Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

Our inspection of foundations, basements, and crawl spaces involves a thorough evaluation for signs of water damage, foundation cracking, or shifting. We assess the structural integrity, looking for any indications of settlement or inadequate support. Moisture levels and potential issues related to dampness or improper drainage are also evaluated.

Attic, Ventilation & Insulation Inspection

Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

During the attic inspection, we ensure proper ventilation to prevent excessive heat buildup and moisture-related issues. We assess the insulation levels, checking for proper coverage and identifying areas that may require additional insulation. We also inspect for signs of water intrusion, pest infestation, or any other potential issues that could affect the attic’s condition.