HTI Home Inspections’
COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan
Business as (UN)Usual
At HTI Home Inspections, the health and safety of our staff, clients, Realtors and homeowners/residents is our top priority. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are paying particular attention to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
At this time, we are continuing to schedule home inspections and ancillary services as normal, but will continue to assess the situation daily and provide updates and any actions we are taking based on recommendations from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY we are enacting the following:
Inspection practice changes:
Inspections – In accordance with professional recommendations, we will be implementing a practice of enhanced protection which will include the use of hand sanitizer between inspections and regular handwashing (upon arrival and at departure from each inspection. At this time, in keeping with the professional recommendations, we do not plan to wear face masks nor wear gloves – this may change at any time. In addition, we will do our best to avoid shaking hands—instead, we will use ‘the elbow bump’ or ‘toe tap’ or simply a cheery wave from across the room.
Inspection reviews/walkthroughs– While it is common practice for the buyer/client to attend—or arrive at the end of—the inspection for a review, this occasionally becomes a ‘bring the entire family and extended family for a viewing’. We will practice social separation and encourage that a MINIMUM number of attendees (one or two individuals) participate in the review. We will also offer/encourage clients to choose to do a review by phone or video call in order to limit opportunities for exposure and practice social separation.
Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Our COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan will help to ensure that we are maintaining a safe environment for our staff, Realtors, clients and homeowners/residents. It is up to each of us to do our best to help ‘flatten the curve’ and to help protect those most vulnerable members of our society.
Your HTI Home Inspections Team