This is from the list of essential businesses that are exempt from the stay at home order.
“Professional services, such as legal, insurance, accounting, real estate, and tax preparation services, including ancillary and supporting services;”
Inspectors may continue there inspections under this order it seems for now. We are now sending out this email to the listing agent, buyers agent, and our clients:
"Hello this is Rick Moore and I own Sherlock Homes Inspection & Appraisal, LLC. I would like to start off and thank you for your confidence in our services for such an important investment.
It has long been our policy to recommend our clients and referring agents attend the last hour of the inspection for a walk through as available. Since inception my business policies have always revolved around the safety and well being of our clients, referring agents, property owners, and our inspectors. We are currently living in a different world right now and we are adjusting our policies to meet the best interest of those individuals, as well as to cooperate with our political leaders & medical experts recommendations. At this time we are requesting that you do not attend the inspection and continue to practice social distancing as much as possible until the COVID-19 epidemic has passed.
Please note we will be wearing respirators, safety glasses, and surgical gloves through the entire inspection. We are exposed to a lot of people in the course of a normal week. Thus our policies revolve around protecting those we are reporting to, those who may suffer from lack of due diligence on our part, and our inspectors We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our policies as such. Should our inspectors become sick, we will unfortunately have to cancel the inspection.
We are also requesting the listing agents advise us to any health issues in the home they may know of. Obviously if there is a concern of COVID-19 at any residence we are scheduled to inspect, the inspection must be postponed until the quarantine period is met.
I apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, unfortunately we have no other options than to adopt these polices at this time. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Best Regards & Stay Healthy,
Rick Moore, BA CPI
President Sherlock Homes Inspection & Appraisal, LLC
Protect yourself ladies & gentlemen, if you did not already have a small stock of N-95 respirator mask or cartridges, I suggest getting some when they become available. This is something we have long kept 15-20 of sitting around for when somebody was sick in a home, or when we go into a really nasty environment.