It’s no surprise. Nearly everything has changed in this COVID-19 world. I’ve learned how to use Zoom with our financial planner, a family meeting with my daughter who lives overseas, and how to watch our worship services online. I’ve not been asked if I would perform a home inspection via Zoom. anything may be possible in the future. I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point I’d get asked that question!
We only had to cancel two due to potential someone in the home knowingly having covid. And, for the most part, our clients were more than happy to trust us to do a thorough home inspection, provide a report with lots of detailed photos and comments following. Still, the question lingers from some, “Can You Do My Home Inspection Via Zoom?” Why should this not ever happen (in our opinion); and more than likely, is something we would never consider:
Here are a few reasons
- Home inspections are very much hands-on. Most of the systems and parts of a home should be touched, turned on or off, and started to evaluate their condition. You would not be happy if you moved into your home and weren’t certain that everything was running, turned on, etc. at the time of the inspection.
- Clients want to know that their home is personally inspected without any distractions. It would be really easy to miss something. What if you were trying to do an inspection via Zoom, type in the comments, communicate to the client, AND perform a thorough inspection? Putting your hands on those systems helps clients feel confident we did our job.
- Imagine using Zoom with your inspector? He navigates up a ladder or onto a roof, or climbs in a tiny crawlspace while he’s managing a zoom call?!? Safety first right??
We certainly don’t see any benefit from providing a Zoom video inspection. But we are more than happy to continue doing home inspections in this COVID-19 craziness. Our inspectors take many precautions to provide you a safe inspection for your home. In fact, saw a nearly 50% increase in business in this past year. Homes are selling like hotcakes in this area, and we’re grateful to be serving you Monday-Friday.