As a home inspector, the ability to clearly and accurately articulate your findings to your client is paramount. While the report checklist is an excellent starting point, comments allow you the flexibility you need to add specific details to paint a clear picture. Your account is already set up to help you hit the ground running with comments but, as with everything else in Tap Inspect, you have the ability to organize and customize your comments however you choose.
This is the fourth step to getting your account up and running successfully.
- Step 1: Setup your Account
- Step 2: Working with Reports
- Step 3: Understanding Templates
- Step 4: Understanding and Using Comments
- Step 5: Understanding and Using Photos
In this step you’ll learn about comment types, adding comments to a report and how to access and manage your saved comments library.
What’s a Comment?
Comments in your reports are extremely important. They allow you to provide the appropriate level of detail when needed. What are some things you can do with comments?
- Record equipment data with a photo of the equipment and of the data plate.
- Give an overview of a property with elevation photos.
- Provide a standard 'canned' statement describing something.
- Detailed description of an issue with a diagram showing the correct way
- Describe repair and cost estimates with a photo of the problem.
Each new Tap Inspect account has a default saved comments library to get you started. This starter library also includes several comment types in descending order of severity.
- Safety Concern
- Repair or Replacement Needed
- Monitor Condition
You're able to designate as many comment types as you choose, but these will definitely get you started.
Saved Comments Library
Your Saved Comments library is your personal knowledge base of everything you know about home inspections. As you do reports you add, edit, and update comments in your library. It helps your Saved Comments library change and improve as you use the Tap Inspect app to do more and more reports.
Now that you know how to access and update your templates, let's move on to Step 5: Understanding and Using Photos