COVID-19 concerns during a home inspection

A home inspection is a vital part of a home purchase. Rest assured that Anchor Inspection Group is addressing COVID-19 concerns during a home inspection and we believe that home inspections can continue during the COVID-19 outbreak when prudent safety precautions are practiced and when performing the inspection does not conflict with government orders.

Everyone involved with the home inspection is responsible for helping with safety. The below advice is based on current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Please be aware that the situation is changing constantly and should be monitored at the CDC & DSHS for official updates and recommended behavior.

Times like these are a reminder of how we all need to work together to overcome challenges and complexities and still accomplish our goals. I’m happy to answer any questions about COVID-19 concerns during a home inspection.

Heath Hays, Owner/President

Heath Hays, Anchor Inspection Group Home Inspections, Owner/President

Recommendations for the Buyer and their Real Estate Agent

  • Do not attend the inspection. The detail and photos in our reports will provide you with all the information you will need about the property. Also, we are available for as long as you own the home to answer any and all home inspection related questions.
  • If you feel like you must attend the inspection, do so only at the end of the inspection and you must practice social distancing, remaining at least 6 feet from our inspector(s).
  • Absolutely do not attend the inspection if you feel sick, or if you exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
  • Do not bring children, relatives, contractors, and others to the inspection.
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the home. Avoid touching your face.
  • Touch as few things in the home as possible.

Recommendations for the Seller/HomeOwner

  • Reschedule the inspection if anyone in the home feels sick, or exhibits symptoms of a respiratory illness.
  • Do not attend the inspection. Make arrangements for all occupants of the home to be out of the home during the inspection.
  • Wipe bathroom and kitchen fixtures, toilet handles, and doorknobs with a sanitizing wipe before the inspection. Be sure the wipe instructions allow use on the surface.
  • Before we leave the inspection, we will also be using sanitizing wipes to wipe down items that may have been touched during the inspection.

We will answer any questions about COVID-19 concerns and our home inspection. Please feel free to contact us at (469) 534-8028.

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