Magnetic Pickup Tool

The role of a tool is to make a job easier and there are times when a home inspector needs a helping hand in a home inspection. A magnetic pick-up tool can be a great hand for two primary reasons:

  • Electric Panel Screw Holder - Home inspectors need to remove 4-8 screws on every inspection to view inside the electrical distribution panel. Because of live electricity, it is important that inspectors are not searching around for screws. By keeping the magnet side of the pick up tool in reach (like in a tool pouch), the inspector can use the magnet to safely leave and recover the screws often without even looking.
  • A Helping Hand - It is inevitable that screws, screwdrivers, and other objects the home inspector interacts with will occasionally fall in a bad spot. A magnetic pick up tool is excellent to have handy to recover the dropped item and carry on with the job at hand.

A magnetic pick up tool can be a big time saver and helper in a home inspection and should be in every home inspector tool kit.

By James Bell - Owner/Operator of Solid State Inspections Inc.