COVID-19 and Home Inspections.

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 reliable sources.  People should be aware that the situation is changing constantly.  People should monitor reliable sources, and act if recommendations change. For the latest Georgia Overall COVID-19 Status click HERE

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 beginning the inspection.
  • Wear disposable shoe covers when entering the home.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • 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.

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.

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 door knobs with a sanitizing wipe before the inspection. Be sure the wipe instructions allow use on the surface.

ASHI Georgia the only 3rd Party Certified Home Inspectors

ASHI Georgia home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and they, like other ASHI members across the country are the only home inspectors accredited by a 3rd party. No other professional society can match the credentials of an ASHI inspector.

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Read MoreASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI)- Have reached the highest level of ASHI Membership.

Each inspector must comply with the following:

  • Pass the National Home Inspector Examination
  • Complete the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Education study Module
  • Have Inspection Reports successfully verified by an independent 3rd party to insure reports comply with ASHI Standards
  • Submit valid proof of performance for a minimum of 250 home inspections
  • ASHI Certified Inspectors are the only true 3rd party certified Inspectors in the industry that are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
  • Only inspectors who meet or exceed the requirements are allowed to use the ACI Logo that has become the gold standard of the inspection industry.
  • In addition to the above each inspector is required to earn, from an accredited source, a minimum of 20-CEs (continuing education credits) per year.

Join the Chapter

To be eligible for membership in the chapter one should be an active member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Anyone who has NEVER been an ASHI or a NAHI member can join an ASHI chapter and receive a one-year complimentary membership to ASHI. Go to "New Member Join" and complete the form.

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If you are already an active ASHI member and have never been a member of the ASHI Georgia chapter and you want to participate in one of the most active and a very successful home inspector chapter, on the menu under INSPECTORS click on "New Member Join" and follow the instructions. If you have never been a member your first years dues are $50, otherwise dues are $150.

NOTE: When you register, please keep your username and password in a safe location because you will need both to enter the web site to enter information in the directory.
After completing the above step you will be transferred to PayPal where you can pay. New members pay $50 for the first year and new members have all the same perks and privileges as any other member.

Before placing your information in the Directory there are a couple of recommendations: If you plan to use your photograph and/or your company logo have both readily available before opening the listing. In addition there are two description areas where you can enter information about yourself. Access to the Directory Submission area is limited to 3 attempts after which you will be required to send changes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Become an Inspector

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The best way for you to find out what is involved in home inspections is to to come to a few of our meetings, meet some of the inspectors and let them tell you about the profession. Login on the main page to learn more about the  chapter. You will also have an opportunity to get first hand information and discuss our training courses that will be coming up in a couple of months. You will find that our courses are the best in the industry with the most cost effective approach. There are several organizations that you can join in our business, but only ASHI is the nationally recognized name with full recognition across the country as the leading inspection organization.  Being a member of ASHI gives you all of the advantages.