COVID-19 and Home Inspections
I’m an Essential Service. This means I’m placing myself in harms way to help with the purchase of a home or real estate investment. I have been vaccinated since April 2021. Being vaccinated doesn’t mean that I’m not asymptomatic and cannot guarantee that I can’t transmit COVID-19, and it doesn’t mean that I’m immune to every stain of COVID-19. My being vaccinated does not somehow remove any of us from every risk of COVID-19. I appreciate and thank you for your understanding about this heath issue I take seriously.
Good Home Inspection and Bud Rozell cannot and will not be held responsible for anyone falling ill after or as a result of willfully allowing or contracting a property improvement inspection. The COVID-19 situation is an inconvenience for everyone involved and your patience and understanding is much appreciated.
Good Home Inspection’s Sellers Protocol:
- Due to the current COVID-19 situation it would be ideal if the occupants were absent during the inspection. I realize that this may not be possible in all situations, however, it would be in everybody’s best interest. If avoiding COVID-19 is important to you then Good Home Inspection recommends that the structure be vacant during inspection.
- I’ll keep most of my tools outside and only bring the others in on an as need basis.
- I’ll wear a mask or respirator inside if necessary. If necessary I’ll wear gloves and/or shoe covers.
- I go into your home alone. I do not bring anyone else with me. I’ll do my best to discourage my clients from entering your home while I’m there.
- I’ll call the listing agent or the seller when the inspection has been completed so that the occupants can get back to their home as soon as possible.
- I care about your home and safety.
Good Home Inspection’s Buyers Protocol:
- Please remember that I’m working for you, this is your inspection taking place during your option period. This is the time during the home buying process where you need to find your comfort level. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation I’m discouraging my clients from entering the house with me. If my client plans to attend then participation should be limited to my client and my client’s agent. Designers, decorators, contractors, friends, family, and anyone else should make other arrangement to visit the property at another time.
- We should speak before the inspection so that I can be made aware of any special concerns that you might have about the property or the inspection process.
- We can have a brief discussion about the house after the inspection using social distancing after the inspection, you can also use this time to make payment for the inspection (Cash, Check, ZELLE®, Visa or Master Card), or we can have a conference call the following evening after I’ve delivered the report(s).
- I provide videos of my inspection process. You’ll have a virtual inspection tour of the structure highlighting most of the things in the report. These videos typically reveal more about the structure than is covered in verbal reviews.
This is what Good Home Inspection can do for you. I believe that this, coupled with the thorough detailed reports I’m known for will go a long way towards helping you with your due diligence in regard to purchasing a home investment. Your business is appreciated.
– Sincerely, Bud Rozell ACI @ Good Home Inspection TREC PI 4088