Originally Posted By: dvalley
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I carry a large canvas tool bag that has many pockets (inside & out) for all my misc. tools.
While performing my exterior inspection, the only tools I use is my ladder, binoculars, a 1,000,000 candlelight power flashlight, and a long termite probe. My tool bag stays in the car until I start inspecting the interior of the house. On the interior inspection, I stick my temperature probe, moisture meter, and electrical tester in my pant pockets, with flashlight in hand.
Then when I'm inspecting the full-basement area, (95% of our homes have these) I bring along my entire toolbag. There are many tools that are necessary to perform a detailed inspection in our basements here in Massachusetts. Having my toolbag with me prevents all the running up & down to get specific tools when needed (Which I was doing when I started out).
Always remember, Do not start placing your tools down in locations throughout the house. Hang onto them. You will be purchasing tools every week. When I started out, I kept forgeting my damn flashlight and other misc. tools at homes that were always an hours drive away. If a tool has to be placed somewhere, place it right in your bag.
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