The covid-19 outbreak has now touched all aspects of life. The essential commodities have found a way to carry on. However, for something like a home inspection, you may be unable to figure out a safe way out. You know what they say – when there is a will, there is a way. The pandemic has lasted for more than a year, and if things cannot be put on hold any longer, a valid concern may arise in your head. You may think, “How do I conduct a home inspection during this time, while being safe?”
Well, the following are some of the ways you can have a safe home inspection even during the pandemic.
- Video Calling
You may prefer being there in person during the home inspection, but it’s best if only the home inspector visits the home. The way out can be video calling. You or anyone else who needs to be present during the home inspection can be on a video call while the inspector inspects. This way neither, will you not miss out, nor will you have to put yourself or anyone else at risk. It’s a win-win situation.
Ask your home inspector to sanitize hands before and after the inspection. You can additionally ask them to wear gloves and mask for extra precautions. If someone was recently infected by covid in the house in concern, call anyone for inspection only after sanitizing. Do not put somebody else’s life in jeopardy.
If somebody lives in the home that is to have the inspection, it is advisable to leave the house at least 24 hours before the arrival of the home inspection team. Once the home inspection is complete, do not go into the home immediately; wait 24 hours to 48 hours. This ensures you or the inspector is not walking into a room of pathogens and germs and keeps everyone involved safe.
- Think Twice
On receiving the final report for your home inspection in Alamogordo or wherever your home is, go through it thoroughly. Think twice before proceeding with any repair work that the report recommends. See if it needs immediate fixing or it can wait. Fix things one by one instead of clamping the home with plumbers and mechanics. You do not want a lot of people in the home during a pandemic.
- Shoe Cover
Ensure that anyone entering the home, be it the home inspector or you, cover their footwear with disposables. It will not only stop the virus from entering but any further infection and dirt as well.
Follow the mantra of better safe than sorry during your home inspection. You do not want yourself or anyone else to fall ill during the process of home inspection. Do not hesitate to call the services off for some time if you think your in-person presence is necessary. If it cannot be avoided, get yourself and the hired home inspector tested before the inspection starts. Moreover, maintain social distancing. Home inspections are often unavoidable, but remember that lives are more valuable.