Update: Any interaction with the general public increases and poses greater risks of being exposed to COVID. We deeply appreciate your cooperation, Bent Nails has let care drive our decision making: Care for the inspector, care for the realtor and obviously care for the clients. Thank you.
What other safety measures are in place? As an inspector with deep community ties, we continue to navigate & adapt to the many challenges and uncertainties of COVID. While our doors have been open, we’ve been busy continuing to learn, work closely with local health official, safety experts & reference guidelines with respect to the safety of our workers and clients.
I can help Realtors, buyers and sellers. Let your friends, co-workers and family know, I’m here to help. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virus, when viewed electron microscopically. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Lack of continuity planning can result in a cascade of failures as businesses attempt to address challenges of COVID-19 with insufficient resources and inspectors who might not be adequately trained for inspections they may have to perform under pandemic conditions. Inspection businesses should use this course to help identify risk levels in houses being inspected and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. Additional guidance may be needed as COVID-19 outbreak conditions change, including as new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts, becomes available.If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
* This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. Although the first human cases of COVID-19 likely resulted from exposure to infected animals, infected people can spread SARS-CoV-2 to other people. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, including:
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has SARS-CoV-2 on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads. Medium exposure risk: In areas where there is ongoing community transmission, workers in this category may have contact with the general public (e.g., in schools, high-population-density work environments, and some high-volume retail settings).
Lower exposure risk (caution): jobs are those that do not require contact with people known to be, or suspected of being, infected with SARS-CoV-2 nor frequent close contact with (i.e., within 6 feet of) the general public. Home inspectors in this category may have minimal occupational contact with the general public and other coworkers. Most importantly, don't panic. Keeping informed and taking basic precautions for health and hygiene are your best defences against any illness, including COVID-19.