Home inspections are a vital part of the Selling/ Buying process and 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.
- IMPORTANT: Some people can be a-symptomatic yet can shed high titers (droplets) of virus. Dr. Fauci 4/2/2020
- Do not attend the inspection. If you wish to attend, do so only at the end of the inspection
- Reschedule the inspection if you wish to attend, and if you feel sick, or if you exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
- Do not bring children, relatives, contractors, and others to the inspection.
- Out of respect for the seller, wear nitrile gloves throughout the inspection as you will likely be touching faucets, door knobs, windows, etc.
- Though sneezes and coughs will send microscopic particles a greater distance, normal breathing is also a source of transfer. Wearing an N95 mask is advised.
- Wear disposable shoe covers when entering the home.
- Do not shake hands, bump fists, or touch elbows.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Use hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the home.
Anderson Home Inspection
Certified Master Inspector – Since 1995