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Nick, I certainly appreciate your efforts regarding a waiver for PA Inspectors. The Wolfe Administration has been pretty vague. Hopefully we will get some clarity to start back up May 8th. Quick question for you. I offer blower door testing services and can’t get a clear answer. Since construction is opening back up May 1st in PA do you feel we can do the blower door testing?
Hi Ben, We are back up and running in our area as of May 8th. People seem to appreciate the COVID-19 Certification and so far have been understanding towards our process. We are requesting to be alone during the inspection and have done some virtual reviews. Hoping we don’t get shut down again. We are booked pretty steady the next couple weeks.
We’re off to a good start here in Erie, but it will take getting used to. I always wear a mask in the attic, but during the whole inspection can be a challenge. Realtors are responding differently. One sent a health questionnaire ahead of time, and another thought the PAR Guidelines was only recommended, not required. As I read it, seems to me it’s required. I’m also having sellers/buyers sign the Occupant Virus Release from the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines course if they are present at the inspection.