A fireplace/chimney inspection is a vital part of a home purchase. LUX continues to conduct fireplace/chimney inspections during the COVID-19 outbreak taking safety precautions when performing the inspection. We will continue conducting inspections as long as it does not conflict with government orders, recommendations, and our health.
Everyone involved with the fireplace/chimney inspection is responsible for helping with safety; this includes but is not limited to buyers, agents, homeowners, and other trades. LUX is taking the following precautions based on current recommendations from reliable sources such as the CDC, The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and other sources. We should all be aware that the situation is changing constantly. We should all monitor reliable sources, and act if recommendations change.
During the COVID-19 pandemic LUX Fireplace Inspections will not be having customers physically sign inspection agreements. Payment by credit card or check will be considered acceptance of the inspection agreement. All agreements will continue to be the last page of all inspection reports.
- Will reschedule the inspection if you feel sick, or if you exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness.
- Use drop cloths once and wash after use with a 1:10 bleach ratio to water
- 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. If available use latex gloves throughout the entire inspection
- Wear disposable shoe covers when entering the home.
- Will not shake hands.
- Will place check payments into a zip lock bag
- Will not hand out business cards
Buyers and Real Estate Agents
- Do not attend the inspection. If you wish to attend, do so only at the end of the inspection.
- Limit the number of inspectors on site to less than ten (10).
NOTE: It is the inspector’s judgement if they need to wait for adequate social distancing
- 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.
- Reschedule the inspection if anyone in the home feels sick or exhibits symptoms of a
- Do not attend the inspection. Make arrangements for children, relatives, and others to be out of
the home during the inspection.