HomeKey Inspections COVID-19 Policy (Coronavirus)
Per local and federal orders, we will continue to operate as normal with additional procedures and policies implemented as outlined below. The health of our clients, the occupants of any houses we inspect, Realtors, and our inspectors are our top priority. These policies may change or update as we learn more and we always welcome questions or concerns (call the office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Temporary policy and procedure changes:
- If not fully vaccinated, and you wish to attend your inspection, we request that you (the client) wear a mask and maintain social distancing / six feet from our inspectors. If you or anyone with you has symptoms or resides with someone who has symptoms of Covid-19 please do not attend your inspection but instead opt for a phone call at the end of the inspection.
- If an agent representing our client has symptoms or resides with someone who has symptoms relating to COVID-19 we ask that the agent have another associate fill in or reschedule the inspection.
Temporary Procedures that our inspectors will observe and follow while performing a home inspection:
- Some of our inspectors are fully vaccinated – fully vaccinated inspectors will not be required to wear a mask unless a client, agent, or seller/tenant requests that the inspector wear a mask.
- Inspectors that are NOT fully vaccinated will adhere to the following procedures:
- The inspector will wear a face mask during the inspection when inside the property to be inspected (the inspector will not be required to wear a face mask while outside unless the inspector has someone following them during the inspection)
- The inspector will perform regular hand washing throughout the inspection as well as use hand sanitizer (if hand washing is not available or practical). We have asked our inspectors to wash their hands or sanitize before they start, multiple times during, and after the inspection. The inspectors will not wear gloves as many experts say that this is not a practical way to fight the spread of COVID-19 and that hand washing is the best measure to help prevent the spread of the virus.
- The inspector will not shake hands or fist bump any clients or agents. Inspectors will maintain a six-foot distance from all clients and we ask that clients maintain this distance as well. It will be awkward but this should be understood and accepted at this point.
- The inspectors will make a conscious effort to not touch their face at all during the inspection
Additional note: We cannot perform an inspection if a minor is in the home and there are no other adults present. This has become a greater concern due to schools closing. If an agent, client, or seller is home (meaning there are two adults present) then the inspection can proceed as normal (most real estate associations require the agent to be present during the inspection at all times already).
If you have an inspection scheduled with us or live in a home that has an upcoming home inspection scheduled with our company and you do not feel comfortable with the inspection taking place please let us know ASAP so we can reschedule or find an alternative solution.
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