What are we Doing to Stay Safe?

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties 450.004175

What are we doing to stay safe? 

Our priority at this time is the safety of our inspection team, their families, their relatives, their neighbors, their friends, our clients, our realtor partners, and all of their families, friends, neighbors, relatives.  Basically, everyone that could possible be infected with the COVID-19 virus. With that in mind, we have instituted these rules for all inspections until we pass through this crisis.

We are requesting that only one person attend for the buyers, and best case is no one attends the inspection. We will call them in the evening after the report is sent to go over any questions they may have. If the house is occupied, we request no sellers be present. No hand shakes upon greeting, we will be wearing gloves throughout the inspection as well as boot covers, using hand sanitizer often and for sure after leaving. Also, if any of the parties are sick or not feeling well, then tell us and we can always reschedule.

We actually had an elderly woman (seller) greet us at the door the other day, wearing a mask. There was a sign on the storm door warning not to enter. She told us through the door that her husband was in the living room, he had been coughing and had a fever, clearly exhibiting the signs that he was infected and was confined to their home by their doctor.

We left and did not go in the house. The buyer, his agent and I just missed walking right into our own personal hot zone. At some point they will be ready to sell, but it will be a while. The deal is on hold until they are healthy. 

Stay safe everyone.


Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector with a Heart.

SLS Home Inspections @815-644-6271

Inspecting homes like yours in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Illinois area since 2007.

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The Home Inspector with a Heart

Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. Protecting your health is the cause of the day! It will be that way for some time to come. Enjoy your day!

Mar 20, 2020 05:22 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Thanks Wayne, you too. 

Mar 20, 2020 05:44 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Scott. This is hard to read with your small font. That said I can't imagine doing business as usual.

Mar 20, 2020 05:46 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Thanks, not sure why it does that. I corrected it I think. Take another look and let me know please. Originally it was gigantic the other direction. 

Mar 20, 2020 06:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

All of us need to take care.

We are staying at home and are in the social distancing mode.

Mar 20, 2020 06:02 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Roy, couldn't agree more. 

Mar 21, 2020 05:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

New rules are needed now for conducting business. It sounds like you're doing all the right things. Stay healthy!

Mar 20, 2020 06:12 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Thanks Kat, we will not become another statistic.

Mar 21, 2020 05:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott- Inspectors really have it rough since you are touching many things in the home. Nothing is as important as your health. Glad you're taking the precautions. 

Mar 20, 2020 07:25 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Thanks Kathy, I think we'll be ok if we're smart about this. 

Mar 21, 2020 05:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector - that was the best decision you all made.  Wait.

Mar 24, 2020 12:25 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Agreed, easy call at that point. 

Mar 24, 2020 02:34 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Reading this days after, Scott Godzyk ... but so glad that you avoided entering that home!  Our guard must be up all the time right now ... thankfully, yours was and you remain healthy.

Take care!


Mar 31, 2020 02:18 PM