COVID-19 Updates

Gold Key Home Inspections is currently monitoring the situation of the evolving outbreak of COVID-19 closely. We are taking extreme precautionary measures and complying with health experts, state officials, and the CDC. we want you to know that we are taking the health and safety of every person including our clients, inspectors, and anyone in the local communities that we service. Below you’ll find some things that we are doing to take extra steps of precaution.

  • Any employee who does not feel well we are requiring them to stay home.
  • Wear a new pair of gloves upon entering a home.
  • Sanitize all equipment
  • Avoid personal contact. Please understand that in this time, we’ll avoid handshakes and stick with waves and head nods.
  • Practice social distancing with anyone who is in the home.
  • Covering mouth for all coughs and sneezes to practice safe hygiene.
  • Be aware of the safety and health of others while still following our preset guidelines to provide our usual high standard of service.

Our goal is to still provide the entire Michiana community with the most quality home inspection that you can find while I’m not being too invasive to the home in order to continue to protect anyone who lives there currently or will live there in the future.

Buyers

We understand that buying a house can be a stressful time, so we want to provide you with the best and safest service possible with regards to inspecting your future home. For everyone involved’s safety, we have some suggestions.

  • If you are attending the home inspection, limit the number of anyone coming to the inspection. We suggest only 1 client representative to be present, 2 maximum including your realtor, and to wear any safety protection you may have.
  • You are welcome to video chat any other parties that you would like to attend digitally in order for other people to be involved in real time.
  • Out of respect for the sellers safety, any client or representative present should avoid touching anything in the home, as much as possible, and simply observe.
  • Do not forget that we are, as always, readily available by phone to go over any questions about the report after the inspection, whether you are attending the inspection or not.
  • We also urge any buyers to pass along the suggestions we are giving for the sellers of the home.

Sellers

We know that a home inspection can be just as stressful for the seller as it is for the buyer. Although we are going to take every precaution to not be too invasive, we do need to maintain our high standard of service for our clients. We want to give you some suggestions for before and after the inspection to keep your home as safe as possible.

  • Our goal is to limit our contact with any personal items of yours however, we will need your help with this. If possible, we suggest that you provide access to all areas that will need to be inspected, so that it is not necessary to move any belongings. This includes things such as access to the attic, electric panel, every heating or AC system, main water supply/drain, water heater etc. Essentially, declutter areas so that the inspector can move freely through the home.
  • Although we are trying our best to not contaminate anything in the home, it is best practice to sanitize all obvious areas that the home inspector or other would have to contact. These would be items such as, but not limited to, doorknobs, light switches, thermostats, knobs to cabinets, faucet/shower controls, and anything of that nature.
  • If the buyer of your home is not using us for their inspection, it may be helpful for you to pass along the suggestions that we have for them in order to help protect your home.