COVID-19 Update from Home GnomePosted by Nicole on March 18th, 2020

Yes, I’m still inspecting and testing for radon! I’m doing everything I can to prevent the spread of the virus while still providing services as best I can.

  • I wash my hands and/or use hand sanitizer as often as I can when I’m on an inspection.
  • As always, I wear booties. I also wear gloves inside the home.
  • I use disinfectant wipes on all surfaces I touch to keep both myself and the occupants/sellers safe. I may use disinfectant spray as well.
  • Occupants are REQUIRED to be absent during the inspection for safe distancing.
  • I request at least 6 feet of distance to agents (if they choose to be present) during the inspection.
  • I require that a mask be worn by the real estate agent while inside the home. I will wear a mask too if the agent is present or at the request of the sellers/occupants.
  • Agents and buyers can choose to do a coordinated phone meeting or Zoom slideshow in place of the slideshow on site.
  • I also disinfect my car, all of my tools & equipment (including radon testing equipment) at the end of and/or before my inspections/radon tests.

Basically, everything I touch in homes gets disinfected!

As you can imagine, these precautions take a bit of extra time, so for now I am suspending my same-day report delivery guarantee. It’s possible (and even likely) that you’ll receive the report later that same night, but I can’t guarantee it.

Thanks for your patience while the world feels so surreal! If you have any questions about my process or want to discuss further, please contact me. Stay healthy!

[This post was updated on May 28, 2020. Check back for any changes.]