Due to recent concerns about the Covid-19 virus (also known as the Corona virus), businesses have had to adapt to new ways of doing business. You can adapt by adding additional services to meet your needs. Another option is to change the way things are done.

Concerns about spreading bacteria and viruses is a serious concern. This has been made more acute by the Corona virus pandemic. To prevent the spread of the virus, people are increasing social distance between themselves. Some bars and restaurants in certain areas have been closed and people are being instructed to stay at home.

Real estate is a business that involves buying homes and condos. Home inspections are a necessary part of real estate. It is recommended that only a few people attend home inspections and that they stay at least six feet apart. There should be no hand-waving when the inspector meets with the home buyer. Inspectors now wash their hands more often and use hand sanitizer more often. Many people are now wearing face masks and gloves. If you are ill or caring for someone who has the virus, face masks should be used. To prevent spreading, buyers and home inspectors should remain in their homes if they are ill. The risk of transmitting disease is usually low when home buyers aren’t right next to an inspector. The home inspection process has not changed much.

This concern stems mainly from home buyers who are concerned about moving into infected homes. This is because the new homeowner doesn’t know who was there just before they moved in. This has led to new services by home inspection companies.

Fogging or applying disinfectant to the house to kill viruses and bacteria is one example of such a new service. After the sellers have removed their belongings, the application is made before the new owners place their own stuff. Habitation Investigation offers this service free of charge to home buyers through a “sister firm” Environmental Consultants of Ohio. This service makes it easier for home buyers to look at homes and also help them move into homes that have been occupied by strangers.

Home inspections serve two purposes. They provide information to home buyers so that they can make informed decisions and help to eliminate many of the uncertainties associated with home buying. Another way to reduce fear is the disinfectant. While it doesn’t prevent your home from becoming “infected”, it can provide some relief.