COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures

UPDATE: at this time, we are requesting that homeowners are not present during the inspection. We will not be generating reports on site, nor are we doing inspection walk throughs with clients.

 

A home inspection is a vital part of a home purchase. The American Society of Home Inspectors believes that home inspections can continue during the COVID-19 outbreak when prudent safety precautions are practiced, and when performing the inspection does not conflict with government orders and recommendations.

 

Everyone involved with the home inspection is responsible for helping with safety. The following advice is based on current recommendations from the CDC, NIH, & WHO. People should be aware that the situation is changing constantly and should monitor the CDC for official updates and recommended behavior.

 

For My Home Inspections I will:

 

  • Reschedule the inspection if I feel sick, or if I exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
     
  • Bring my own anti-bacterial soap, towel, hand sanitizer, and shoe covers.
     
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering the home, and wash my hands as recommended before and throughout the inspection.
     
  • Wear freshly cleaned shoe covers when entering the home.
     
  • I won't shake hands, bump fists, or touch elbows.

 

  • Wash my hands after inspecting each bathroom and the kitchen.

 

  • Wipe door handle/knob inside and outside the home as I enter and leave the home.

 

For Buyers and Real Estate Agents:

 

  • Do not attend the inspection. If you wish to attend, do so only at the end of the inspection. For those buyers not attending the inspection walk through, you will receive your report via email and are incouraged to call me so we can go through the report together on the phone and talk about any questions or concerns you may have.
     
  • Do not bring children, relatives, contractors, and others to the inspection. Reschedule the inspection if you wish to attend, and if you feel sick, or if you exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
     
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the home.
     
  • Touch as few things in the home as possible.

 

For Sellers:

 

  • Reschedule the inspection if anyone in the home feels sick, or exhibits symptoms of a respiratory illness.
     
  • Do not attend the inspection. Make arrangements for children, relatives, and others to be out of the home during the inspection.
     
  • Wipe bathroom and kitchen fixtures, toilet handles, and doorknobs with a sanitizing wipe before and after the inspection.