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Q. WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?
A. A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation, performed by a certified inspector. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further assessment.
Q. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION?
A. Here at Baldwin’s Best Inspections, we provide a full-service inspection that includes, structural components, exterior features, roof system, electrical system, plumbing systems, heating system, cooling system, interior features (walls, ceilings, floors, windows,doors, stairs, and railings), insulation and ventilation, and fireplaces/wood burning stoves.
Q. WHEN SHOULD I HAVE A HOME INSPECTION?
A. It is important to inspect a home when:
Purchasing a property
Inspecting a home prior to closing can reveal problems that you may not have been aware of. Armed with knowledge, you may be able to get the current owners to pay for the fixes, saving you time and money.
Selling a property
Getting your home inspected prior to selling will provide you with a realistic assessment of your property’s condition. Better to know upfront than to have a sale fall through after time is spent. Knowing what objections may be raised, can help you deal with them quickly and efficiently.
Annually to stay informed on the condition of your home:
By getting your home inspected annually, you can ensure you stay informed on the condition of your property. This keeps small problems from escalating into large and expensive issues that you will be faced with later on.
Q. SHOULD I ATTEND THE INSPECTION?
A. While, it is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, it is recommended. You will be able to observe the inspection and ask questions. Often times you will gain more knowledge about how the home’s systems work, and how to best maintain it.
Q. DOES A FULL SERVICE INSPECTION COVER A RADON TEST?
A. No. A radon test must be provided by companies certified by the EPA. If radon testing is desired, Baldwin’s Best Inspections will recommend a trusted vendor for this service.
Q. HOW LONG IS A NORMAL INSPECTION?
A. Our full service inspection will typically take around 2 to 3 hours, based on the size of the property.
Q. HOW MUCH DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST?
A. The cost of a home inspection will vary with the size, age, potential issues, etc. We can provide a free quote to you. Simply email us from our estimates page.
Q. WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE BALDWIN’S BEST INSPECTIONS FOR MY INSPECTION?
A. Baldwin’s Best Inspections provides professional and friendly service along with the most easy-to-understand and comprehensive report possible. We do this because we are dedicated to providing each and every one of our customers with unparalleled service, a thorough home inspection report, and peace of mind in knowing if a property is safe.