Wednesday, October 7, 2020

COVID 19 Guidelines

COVID-19 AND HOME INSPECTIONS - ASHI’S ADVICE

A home inspection is a vital part of a home purchase. ASHI believes that home inspections can continue during the COVID-19 outbreak when prudent safety precautions are practiced, and when performing the inspection does not conflict with government orders and recommendations.

Everyone involved with the home inspection is responsible for helping with safety. The following advice is based on current recommendations from the CDC, NIH, & WHO. People should be aware that the situation is changing constantly and should monitor the CDC for official updates and recommended behavior.

For Home Inspectors:
- Reschedule the inspection if you feel sick, or if you exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
- Bring your own anti-bacterial soap, towel, hand sanitizer, and shoe covers.
- Use hand sanitizer before entering the home, and wash your hands as recommended before and throughout beginning the inspection.
- Wear disposable shoe covers when entering the home.
- Do not shake hands, bump fists, or touch elbows
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wash your hands after inspecting each bathroom and the kitchen.
- Wipe bathroom and kitchen fixtures and toilet handles with a sanitizing wipe after inspecting these areas. Be sure the wipe instructions allow use on the fixture or handle.
- Wipe door handle/knob inside and outside the home as you enter and leave the home.

For Buyers and Real Estate Agents:
- Do not attend the inspection. If you wish to attend, do so only at the end of the inspection.
- Do not bring children, relatives, contractors, and others to the inspection. Reschedule the inspection if you wish to attend, and if you feel sick, or if you exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
- Use hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the home.
- Touch as few things in the home as possible.

For Sellers:
- Reschedule the inspection if anyone in the home feels sick, or exhibits symptoms of a respiratory illness.
- Do not attend the inspection. Make arrangements for children, relatives, and others to be out of the home during the inspection.
- Wipe bathroom and kitchen fixtures, toilet handles, and doorknobs with a sanitizing wipe before the inspection. Be sure the wipe instructions allow use on the surface.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Why Choose CRAC Inspect?

Why Choose CRAC Inspect?

For 99% of the population purchasing a new home is the largest financial decisions they will ever make.

Choosing a home inspector is part of the home buying process, a decision that can have a significant impact on your satisfaction with your future home.

A home inspector is responsible for telling you the things you need to know about the home you are making an offer on. Our ability to spot potential issues is vital for you to make an informed purchase, one you will be happy with for years to come.

Knowing how to select a home inspector becomes paramount, especially for first-time buyers. Contact us and we can tell you why or why not to choose CRAC Inspect.

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  • Schedule a Commercial Inspection

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Is A Home Inspection Required?

NO

The Home Inspection Contingency:
Home inspections are used to provide an opportunity for a buyer to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing. Your first clue that a home inspection is important is that it can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller. This contingency provides that if significant defects are revealed by a home inspection, you can back out of your purchase offer, free of penalty, within a certain timeframe. The potential problems a home can have must be pretty serious if they could allow you to walk away from such a significant contract.

In some situations, realtors are also known to include home inspection clauses in contracts, such as those for a newly built residence.

In new home construction, inspections generally cover:

  • Foundations: Checking before the concrete is poured (once poured, there?s very little that can be corrected).
  • Pre-drywall: Checking the structure and mechanics before the drywall is laid.
  • Full inspection: A full walk-through is performed of the completed home.

What a Home Inspection Covers
Inspectors vary in experience, ability and thoroughness, but a good inspector should examine certain components of the home and then produce a report covering his or her findings. The typical inspection lasts two to three hours and you should be present for the inspection to get a firsthand explanation of the inspector’s findings and, if necessary, ask questions. Also, any problems the inspector uncovers will make more sense if you see them in person instead of relying solely on the snapshot photos in the report.

Knowing how to select a home inspector becomes paramount, especially for first-time buyers. Contact us and we can tell you why or why not to choose CRAC Inspect.

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