How The Coronavirus is Affecting Home Inspections
The Coronavirus has put the whole world in slow motion. At first, only essential businesses were open and now we are slowly trying to come back to "life". May 3rd was the 2nd highest day for COVID-19 positive tests in Utah (194) since the 1st highest on April 2 (203), but as we open more access to businesses, we will see where the numbers go. May 13th showed 170 new cases after it had dropped to as low as 90 on May 12th. No one could have envisaged the havoc it would cause to our daily lives, such as being kept away from our extended family and friends and awesome coworkers. The government has now taken Utah to a lower level of caution, moving from red to orange. In an article I read, Nathan Ivie had this to say, “I would once again re-emphasize Thomas Jefferson’s reminder that it’s foolish to look to the government to provide our safety,” said Commissioner Nathan Ivie. “It’s inherent upon us to act responsibly as individuals to provide that safety and protection.” --Salt Lake Tribune
Across the US, social distancing of at least six feet is the new norm, as is washing hands for longer (singing "Happy Birthday X2 is getting a little old so check out these link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2LLF9eE_VI
It is no different in Utah, where Governor Herbert has closed down schools and urged all non-essential businesses to shut down or work remotely. The good news is that few industries can carry on working, such as real estate, which includes home inspections.
As a leading home inspection company in Utah, we are committed to our customers and ensuring that they are safe. Therefore, slowing down the spread of the COVID-19 virus is paramount, and therefore we have included new rules that will affect the way we do home inspections going forward.
We have created a newsletter that will be given to each customer, explaining that our inspectors will no longer be shaking hands. They will also wear protective masks and gloves, and wash their hands frequently while making use of disinfecting wipes on the things that they touch.
These are the precautions that have had to be put in place for now. We continue to offer the client walk-through with the inspector. However, if protocols change or the seller requests it, a walk-through my have to be done remotely.
When there is no walk-through, the inspectors will often add even more pictures, so you have the benefit of seeing your future home as best as possible. The downside is that you won’t be able to view the things you need to see in person and will not get to have a few laughs with the inspector.
We may even need to perform the inspection review by offering a Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime meeting or a phone call where the inspectors will go over the report in detail once you have received it.
However, our quality will remain the same, and our inspectors are very detailed in their work and the wording of the report. You will also be able to discuss the inspection with the inspector, and most pictures are labeled so you can ascertain the areas that need urgent attention.
On a final note, we honor the directives of staying home and will comply with all protocols laid out by the state. While we do not know how long the "lock-down" or social distancing will last or when rules will change, we maintain active social media channels to communicate the latest guidelines. So, stay tuned.
With over nine years of home inspection experience, J-Pro Inspects, will help to inspect your home meticulously. We follow nationally accepted standards of practice, and we are committed to providing a professional, informative home inspection by adding our personal touch.
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