We’re Still In Business And Doing A Safe Home Inspection In Spite Of COVID-19
Today we find ourselves in fast-moving times with new information released daily as it relates to the impact of COVID-19 on our immediate service area. Josh and I are likewise aware and monitoring the situation as it relates to the safety of our clients, agents and property owners. At this time, Quality Home Inspections remain open and we continue to schedule inspections.
Precautionary Steps To Minimize Risk
Here are some of the precautionary steps we are taking to minimize risk for our clients, agents, and property owners:
– We have Supra key access, so for homes secured on a Supra, the agent does not need to be present to grant access.
– Although I encourage home buyers to be present for part (or all) of the inspection to meet face-to-face and walk through the property with us, we understand that some clients may not wish to meet in-person at this time. We have always been and will continue to be available for phone calls with clients to discuss findings, either at the home and/or after issuing our written report. During this crisis, we will maintain the advised social distancing recommendations.
While on-site, we will take the following steps to help maintain a sanitary environment in people’s homes:
– We will have hand sanitizer for our inspectors and hand sanitizers for our clients if they attend.
– Wash hands multiple times during every inspection, especially after touching things like faucets and door handles.
– Bring hand towels or paper towels for drying our hands.
– If available, use disinfectant wipes or the equivalent on faucets and door handles.
– We will not shake hands or bump fists.
– We will avoid touching our faces.
– If requested by the seller, our inspector will wear a mask during the inspection.
– If any of our inspectors have a fever or cough, we will not conduct the inspection.
In all seriousness, even before now, we often complete inspections completely on my own without direct contact with other people. If clients, agents or homeowners are on-site during an inspection, we will be respecting social distancing recommendations including maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from others and avoiding handshakes. We are making every effort to protect YOUR health and taking precautions to protect those we love as well.
– We take all necessary precautions when it comes to protecting the inspection property. This includes wearing shoe covers inside the home and gloves when necessary.
– The inspection agreement is delivered to clients via email and they can easily submit their assent via electronic signature. Likewise, payments can be handled conveniently and securely as well via our online payment system.
– Inspection reports are delivered to clients electronically via email link.
– Lastly, someone, in the home to be inspected, has been sick within the last 7 to 14 days, please reschedule the inspection for a later date.