Frequently Asked Questions
does the home inspection process work when I am buying a home?
Normally, after the purchase contract is signed, a buyer has
a specific number of days to have a home inspection done on
the subject property. At that point, you would call a home
inspector and set up an appointment time for your inspection.
The inspector then verifies that all of the utilities in the
home are working. Frequently, the inspector will contact the
agents involved to obtain security or access codes, etc. On
the day of the inspection, it is best that you or one of your
representatives meet the inspector at the home and stay during
the inspection. After the inspection is completed, a written
report is normally given to the buyer and the buyer's agent
by the next business day.
A Building Specs inspection report includes a summary and
priority report that makes it easy for the buyer and seller
to understand and/or correct any problems identified during
How long does an inspection take?
This depends upon the size of the home. However, normally,
a Building Specs inspection takes on average 3 to 4 hours.
Does the inspection cover everything
in the home?
Building Specs performs full structural inspections (some
companies offer mechanical inspections which only cover the
major mechanical portions of the home.) Building Specs recommends
the full structural inspection...what good is the heating/AC
system if the house is falling down?
Is a seller obligated to repair
everything found during the inspection?
No. An inspection is simply a way to identify the condition
of a home. It is up to the parties involved to agree on any
action, if any, will be taken as a result of the inspection.