Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 23

heating and cooling systems, structural issues, etc. “They need to ask about the electrical system and whether it has been updated,” he said. “They need to ask if the duct-work has ever scoped, and has there ever been any problems with that. They need to ask about any updates or issues with plumbing. You don’t walk by anything. You touch everything.” Butler said home inspectors are not code inspectors. He said every home is different depending on when it was built, and what codes were required at the time. “The home inspector is just the messenger,” he said. Butler said it is important for buyers and sellers to do their homework when hiring a home inspector. He said home inspectors should be members of the Oklahoma Residential and Commercial Inspection Association. “Word of mouth is always important,” he said. “Referrals are also important. You have to do your due diligence and look a little further.” Butler said Oklahoma has stepped up its game when it comes to home inspector requirements. “The inspection industry in Oklahoma has come a long way in the last 15 years to be a more professional enterprise,” he said. For more information call Hearth & Home Inspections at 405-642-1057. GROWING EDMOND PHOTOS PROVIDED | EDMOND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Ribbon Cuttings Continued RIBBON CUTTING AT FLOAT OKC Float OKC recently held a ribbon cutting with the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate new ownership. Float OKC was the NEW LOCATION CELEBRATED BY ELLIS ISLAND first to offer commercial flotation therapy in the state of Oklahoma. After Ellis Island Coffee and Wine Lounge recently held a ribbon cutting with years of visiting Float OKC as a customer, Tonya Little jumped at the the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening opportunity to buy the business. Floating is achieved by laying in water of their second location, located at 33rd Street and Bryant Avenue. Murod with more salt concentration than the Dead Sea, which allows the body Mamatov first opened Ellis Island in downtown Edmond in 2017. Much to float effortlessly. Without the strain of gravity or pressure on joints, like its original location, Ellis Island at 33rd and Bryant is a stylish retreat muscles or tendons, the myoskeletal system has a chance to relax and heal. to study, socialize and relax. The shop offers La Baguette pastries, Villa The mission of Float OKC is to be a healing and relaxing resource for the Dolce gelato, craft coffee, fine wine, and local beer. For more information, community, and to provide their customers with the tools they need to visit www.ellisislandedmond.com. be the happiest, most efficient and loving version of themselves. For more information, visit www.floatokc.com. January 2020 | The Business Times 23