COVID-19 InterNACHI safety guidelines

COVID-19 Home Inspection Guidelines

David Sherwood Sherwood Inspection Services, LLC 2 Comments

We want to assure all of our clients that SIS will remain fully operational while still following new guidelines. The safety and well-being of our clients and employees is always our priority. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation and taking steps to help keep our communities safe. As our employees interact with clients, we have taken steps to limit exposure to the virus.

Sherwood Inspection Services is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving outbreak of what is called COVID–19 and we are taking every precautionary measure with guidance from our local health experts, state officials, reputable doctors, and the CDC. We want to assure our clients, realtors and people in the communities that we are taking their health and safety very seriously just as we have for years. This is not new for us as we have worked with people that have autoimmune disorders for years with mold testing and are now implementing this same policy and procedure with all of our employees for all properties we enter.

To protect our clients and the general public, we are instructing our employees to remain home if they do not feel well or have come in contact with someone that may have symptoms of influenza, COVID–19, or other illnesses.

Buyers and Sellers

Currently, the state and federal government are asking buyers and sellers to avoid being present or limiting people at inspections and appraisals, however this is not a mandate at the time this is written. If the buyer is going to be at the inspection, please reduce the number to 1 or 2 people to help adhere to social distancing. We will also have live video feed during the inspection process soon to provide buyers and sellers with a look at our inspection process.

COVID-19 Home Inspection Procedure

  • Use latex gloves whenever possible and when we can’t wipe all items we touch with Disinfectant Wipes after we have touched them. This includes doors handles, knobs, cabinets, counters …
  • Sanitize all inspector’s equipment and clothes prior to entry or upon request use Tyvek suit
  • Use nitrile or latex gloves
  • Use masks, N95 respirators
  • Avoid any personal contact and maintain “social distancing”
  • Of course, practice safe hygiene as well as provide disinfectant soap for others at the inspection.

We certainly want you to be with us as we walk through the house together, however this may not be in the best interest of all parties. If the client is not present or not inside the house and can’t do a live feed, we would be happy to review the inspection afterwards. Rest assured that we will make every effort to provide all our clients and realtors with the information you need while taking great care to keep the owners home in good condition. When we leave, we will complete our inspection by wiping down all surfaces we have touched.

Thank you so much for entrusting in us and your continued belief that we are the best inspection company to assist you in this process.

Your SIS team

Comments 2

  1. It’s a great idea to always wear gloves so that nothing can be passed around easily. My sister is trying to buy and sell a new home this year and she needs inspections done. That way, she can figure out what hidden issues are hiding in the home.

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