Covid-19 Coronavirus Special health and Safety Notice
Home Inspection Practices – Social Distancing
Guidelines that we are enacting for our inspection process:
I am suggesting to our clients that they do not join us at the inspection. However, if you wish to be at the inspection, please limit the number of people to just the buyers. This is to minimize contact and maintain social distancing. We also support any client that chooses not to be present at the inspection. If they do not attend, we will conduct a phone review of the inspection after we’ve sent out the report. If client does choose to be present, we ask that only the buyers be present, and not any other family members or additional people. This is to maintain the best practices of social distancing and minimize interactions.
While on-site, I will take the following steps to help maintain a sanitary environment:
Wash hands immediately upon entering home, and multiple times during every inspection, especially after touching things like faucets and door handles.
Bring our own hand towel(s) for drying our hands after washing.
Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizer and/or disinfecting wipes nearby and use it frequently.
Use disinfectant wipes on faucets and door handles.
We will not shake hands, or bump fists or elbows.
We will avoid touching our faces.
If requested, our inspector will wear a mask during the inspection.
Please understand that we will be following all safe practices for social distancing. Our usual friendly greeting will be at a distance for the foreseeable future. We’re eliminating “elbow bump” and any other contact greetings at this time. We’d like to request that agents minimize interactions with inspectors wherever possible and maintain distance from the inspector and client.
We are requesting listing agents to not be present at the inspection. Of course, if the listing agent needs to be present or their presence has been requested by the seller, we are fine with this, but we also want the agent to be aware that our usual friendly greeting will be at a distance.
We are also requesting that the listing agents request the seller to cleans the home and disinfect all high-traffic cooking, cleaning, bathroom, doorknob, and switches in the home with wipes or other antibacterial cleaner prior to the inspection.