Burnett Home Inspections, LLC
State Licensed and Fully Insured
Serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia
Accredited business of the Better Business Bureau

Contact Chris Burnett by phone (703) 965-5260 or e-mail chrisburnett@verizon.net

Flexible scheduling to meet your needs 7 days a week, 7am to 7pm


What is Inspected by a Certified/Licensed Home Inspector in the Washington DC Metro Area?

Home Inspection Services based in Alexandria, VA

Burnett Home Inspections adheres to the American Society of Home Inspector's standards of practice and code of ethics. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) formed in 1976 and established the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to help buyers and sellers make real estate transaction decisions based on accurate, objective information. Below is a summary of what is inspected. The full ASHI standards can be found online. Contact us for home inspection services in the Washington DC Metro Area.


  • Structure & Foundation - entire home is checked for foundation issues and general framing issues
  • Roof, Chimney, Flashings, Valleys - evidence of water penetration, materials, condition, approximate age
  • Siding, Trim, Exterior Windows & Storms - general condition, rot/deterioration, water penetration
  • Gutters, Downspouts - general condition, effects of dampness in basement and the ability to carry off rain water
  • Landscaping, Grading, Drainage - its effects on the foundation, negative grade
  • Driveways, Patios, Decks, Porches - general condition
  • A/C - Heat Pump Condenser Unit - general condition, age


  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Windows, Stairs - general condition
  • Kitchen Appliances - working order
  • Fireplaces - general condition
  • Plumbing - flow and drainage, all visible fixtures, pipes and drains tested for operation and proper venting
  • Electrical - service entry, electrical panel, visible wiring, switches, accessible receptacles, all GFCIs and AFCIs 
  • Heating (all year), Cooling Systems (warm weather only) - visible portion of heating/cooling systems, age
  • Attic & Attic Insulation - visible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation, framing, exhaust fan venting
  • Basement and/or Crawl Space - foundation soundness and evidence of moisture penetration


Northern VA Counties serviced:

Fairfax (including Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax cities), Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier and Stafford

Maryland Counties serviced:

Montgomery, Prince George's, Charles, Howard and Frederick