Inspectacular Home Inspection Assistant

 

Inspectacular

Now you can follow along with the inspection in real time with your mobile device, from anywhere!

Inspectacular is a separate app and free download for home buyers and real estate agents that allows them to follow the inspector around using their mobile devices instead of physically following the inspector. When your inspector enters a comment into Spectacular, you will receive that same comment in real-time on your device into Inspectacular.  This is a brand new concept we introduced to the inspection industry. It works via the internet, so the buyer or agent can be at the inspection site, or not. Inspectacular essentially allows you to receive a preview of the official report that you will receive digitally after the inspection.

It is just one more reason to choose Home Run Inspections.  Call Today!

Scott Price, CPI, #1532
Certified Home Inspector
Home Run Inspections
405-905-9175
homeruninspections@icloud.com
We cover all of the bases!

Serving the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Edmond, Guthrie, Cashion, Yukon, Moore, Norman, Chickasha, Midwest City/Del City, Bethany, El Reno, Shawnee, Harrah, and more.

Schedule Inspections Online at:
www.Home-RunInspections.com
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15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own (Part 3)

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The following items are more essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask me at your next home inspection(or contact me at any of the links below) about other household tools you might find useful.

Please refer to my previous post to complete your stash of must-have home maintenance tools!

Claw Hammer: A good hammer is one of the most important tools you can own. Use it to drive and remove nails, to pry wood loose from the house, and in combination with other tools. They come in a variety of sizes, although a 16-ounce hammer is the best all-purpose choice.
Screwdriver Set: It’s best to have four screwdrivers: a small and large version of both a flathead and a Phillips-head screwdriver. Electrical screwdrivers are sometimes convenient, but they’re no substitute. Manual screwdrivers can reach into more places and they’re less likely to damage the screw.
Wire Cutters: Wire cutters are pliers designed to cut wires and small nails. The side-cutting style (unlike the stronger end-cutting style) is handy, but not strong enough to cut small nails.
Respirator / Safety Mask: While paints and other coatings are now manufactured to be less toxic (and lead-free) than in previous decades, most still contain dangerous chemicals, which is why you should wear a mask to avoid accidentally inhaling their fumes. A mask should also be worn when working in dusty and dirty environments like attics or crawlspaces.  Disposable masks usually come in packs of 10 and should be thrown away after use(I recently discovered a disposable with an exhale port to keep from fogging up your glasses). Full and half-face respirators can be used to prevent the inhalation of very fine particles that ordinary face masks will not stop, such as insulation fibers and sawdust.
Duct Tape: Any engineer from #NASA to #NASCAR will tell you how important it is to keep a roll of this around.  This tape is extremely strong and adaptable. Originally, it was widely used to make temporary repairs to many types of military equipment. Today, it’s one of the key items specified for home emergency kits because it’s water-resistant and extremely sticky. Duct tape now comes in a variety of colors(#hobby lobby has some great designs), but remember that it’s meant to be used as a temporary fix.

To save money, check out one of your local discount tool warehouses.

Remember! Always think safety.  It’s often worth the money to pay a professional to avoid to personal risk.

Scott Price, CPI, #1532
Certified Home Inspector
Home Run Inspections
405-905-9175
homeruninspections@icloud.com
We cover all of the bases!

Serving the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Edmond, Guthrie, Cashion, Yukon, Moore, Norman, Chickasha, Midwest City/Del City, Bethany, El Reno, Shawnee, Harrah, and more.

Schedule Inspections Online at:
www.Home-RunInspections.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/homeruninspections
Follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HomeRunInspect2

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Perks: Scheduling Your Inspection – we make it sooo easy!

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We have brought the Home Inspection business into the digital age!

Simply go to www.Home-RunInspections.com, and schedule your Home Inspections from your computer or mobile device 24/7!

REALTORS, for the Ultimate Convenience, text “app” to (405) 905-9175 (or email us at HomeRunInspections@icloud.com with the subject line “app”) to request your Personal Real Estate Dashboard Scheduling App .  We’ll text the link to your mobile device right away.  Set-up is a snap; just save it to your home screen and use it every time you need to schedule an inspection.

You’ll LOVE the email/text confirmation & reminder that we send out to All parties.

AND:  Before the end of the day of the inspection, clients and their REALTOR receive a digital copy of the report and easy access to it 24/7 via your app as well as a private link.

So what are you waiting for?

Get your App, and Schedule your inspection today!

Scott Price, CPI, #1532
Certified Home Inspector
Home Run Inspections
405-905-9175
homeruninspections@icloud.com
We cover all of the bases!

Serving the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Edmond, Guthrie, Cashion, Yukon, Moore, Norman, Chickasha, Midwest City/Del City, Bethany, El Reno, Shawnee, Harrah, and more.

Schedule Inspections Online at:
www.Home-RunInspections.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/homeruninspections
Follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HomeRunInspect2

http://www.home-runinspections.com/

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Oklahoma Earthquakes: Part 1

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Social Media is blowing up with post about the rash of large earthquakes most of us have  experienced lately.  Last I checked, we have had 7 today alone.  One thing I have not seen is how to prepare you home and loved ones for these now daily occurrences.

So, next time you are out running errands, be thinking about items on this list to gather.  Next time you sit down with your family, take a moment to talk about these steps:

Before a quake:

  • Have earthquake supplies on hand, including enough food (good options are canned water-packed meats; high protein breakfast or granola bars; canned or dried fruit; and canned or powdered milk), water (1 gallon per person per day) and paper products for supplies for at least 72 hours; medications you might need and personal hygiene kits; pet food; baby supplies; heavy boots and layers of extra clothing; blankets, sleeping bags; freshly stocked first-aid kit; flashlights; portable radio.
  • Move beds away from windows and glass skylights, which could shatter.
  • Remove or brace heavy pictures or shelves hanging above beds.
  • Secure top heavy furniture, bookcases or china cabinets to studs in walls.
  • Place emergency power failure lights in hallways, bathrooms and bedrooms.
  • Secure cabinet doors with latches.
  • Attach any heavy objects suspended from the ceiling to studs.
  • Secure your water heater to the wall with a thick metal strap.
  • Consult a structural engineer to make sure that your home is bolted to the foundation and that the structure is properly reinforced.
  • Consult with an engineer on the adequacy of your chimney.
  • Designate a person outside your area as a message center.
  • Have a family earthquake plan for clarity on who will pick up the kids, who’s in charge of pets, and where you’ll meet after a quake.
  • Make sure you have adequate insurance coverage.

Sources: The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross.

Scott Price, CPI, #1532
Certified Home Inspector
Home Run Inspections
405-905-9175
homeruninspections@icloud.com
We cover all of the bases!

Serving the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Edmond, Yukon, Moore, Norman, Midwest City/Del City, Bethany, El Reno, Shawnee, Harrah, and more.

Schedule Inspections Online at:
www.Home-RunInspections.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/homeruninspections
Follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HomeRunInspect2

http://www.home-runinspections.com/