COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Closer Look inspectors have completed the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors and Contractors Course and will adhere to the InterNACHI COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for home inspectors. While on-site, our inspectors will take the following actions to help protect the health and safety of everyone involved:

  • Wear a mask and gloves whenever we are inside the home.
  • Adhere to social distancing recommendations, and maintain a minimum of six feet of space between persons at all times.
  • Not shake hands or bump fists/elbows
  • Keep hand sanitizer nearby and use it as needed (if available)
  • Use disinfectant wipes on faucets and door handles (if available)
  • If the inspector has a fever or cough on the day of the inspection, we will reschedule the inspection

What you need to know as a Home Buyer, Seller or Realtor

For Buyers:
Buyers are always encouraged to attend the inspection, but no more than 2 people may be present in the home with the inspector.  This is to reduce contact and discourage people from wandering the home.  All attendees must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the duration of the inspection and maintain proper distancing (6 feet) from the inspector. Buyers are requested not to touch anything in the home (faucets, doorknobs, light switches, etc) unless wearing gloves. We request that you keep questions and conversations as brief as possible to help move the inspection along. 

If you decide not to attend the inspection, you are welcome to email or text us prior to the inspection to identify specific concerns you would like us to pay extra attention to.  We will make every effort to answer any and all questions, add additional photos and descriptions (and video where needed), and follow up with clients as much as possible to make the inspection as helpful and informative as possible.  Our goal will be to provide equivalent information as if you were there in person.

For Realtors:
You are welcome to attend the inspection with a buyer, but we understand if you choose not to and will accommodate with additional information and photos in the reports, as well as follow up phone calls, as needed/desired.

For Sellers/Homeowners:  
We will treat your home with respect and our inspectors will wear gloves, masks, and use sanitizer and wipes (as needed) to ensure your safety.  We will try to touch as little as possible while in your home – to help us in that effort,​ we ask that you move your personal items away from areas we need to access​ including:

  • Water heater
  • Heater/AC units
  • Breaker Panel
  • Outlets and light switches
  • Main water shut off valve
  • Appliances
  • Faucets and drains
  • Windows and doors
  • Foundation walls in basement and crawlspaces 

We request that you vacate the home during the inspection, but if Stay At Home restrictions mean that you will be present during the inspection, our inspectors will also follow recommended distancing (6 feet) and request that you also ​maintain safe distances or rotate rooms with our inspectors to minimize contact​.