We recognize and have taken into consideration both government recommendations, as well as local recommendations for both buyers and sellers as they enter into a home inspection during the covid-19 outbreak. At the time of this blog post home inspections are still considered essential but that could change quickly. Several weeks ago we implemented prudent safety precautions so that everyone could feel safe; and so we did not go against what the government is recommending.
We have been following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Iowa Public Health Department. Currently we are following standards we believe to be safe. And we send out these standards to all involved with the home inspection. A few of the things we are specifically asking:
- Don’t attend the inspection. We know that’s a hard ask, but we are encouraging that if you do wish to attend to do so only at the end of the inspection and to practice social distancing.
- We ask that no children or relatives be brought to the inspection.
- We are using hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the inspection, we’re wiping down surfaces we touch before and after touching; and we’re also wiping down our devices.
- We also ask that those who do come not touch any surfaces.
What an interesting time we are living in; and it’s a time when we all need to work together for the common good of one another. If you have any questions at all please be sure to call our office so we can address them.