Home Inspection Precautions: COVID-19
We find ourselves in fast-moving times with new information released daily (sometimes hourly) as it relates to the impact of COVID-19 to our city, state, nation and world.
Here at Top Gun Inspection Services, SAFETY for my clients and others who attend the home inspection has always been a key standard. Especially in today's environment, this is more important than ever!!
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:
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 me, at this time and following the recommendations of both InterNACHI and the CDC, we will be conducting virtual meetings with clients and agents until further notice.
I always have been and will continue to be available for phone calls with clients to discuss findings, and I can also live-chat with them via video either at the home and/or after issuing my written report.
I take all necessary precautions when it comes to protecting the inspection property. This includes wearing shoe covers inside the home and gloves/additional PPE gear when necessary.
I practice regular hand washing or use alcohol-based hand rubs when a washing station is unavailable. I always wash my hands when they are visibly soiled during an inspection and after removing any PPE.
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.
In all seriousness, home inspection is a fairly solitary process. Even before now, I quite often complete inspections completely on my own without direct contact with other people. If clients, agents or home owners are on-site during an inspection, I am respecting social distancing recommendations including maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from others and avoiding handshakes (which is particularly difficult for me! I’m a handshake kind of guy.)
I am making every effort to protect YOUR health and am also taking precautions to protect those I love as well.
Top Gun Inspection Services: Standard of Practice when Performing a Home Inspection During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Department of Health - New York State: Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19
Top Gun Inspection Services - Occupant Virus Release Form
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