31. What is the difference between Area Numbers and Area Groups?

zInspector uses Area Numbers to differentiate Areas of the same type, most commonly Bedrooms and Bathrooms.  Multiples of any Area type (Hallway, Side Yard, Living Room,  etc.) can be created and differentiated using Area Numbers.

zInspector will set Area Numbers automatically and, in general, you shouldn’t need to change them.  Instead, you can change the Area Description to describe the area in more detail.

For example, for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, a common layout could be:

[Area-Type Area-Number: Area-Description]

  • Bathroom 1: Master
  • Bathroom 2: Hallway
  • Bedroom 1: Master
  • Bedroom 2: Left down hallway
  • Bedroom 3: Right down hallway

You may wonder: Do Area Groups relate to Area Numbers?  No, they are completely unrelated.

Area Groups can be used to coordinate the flow/order of an inspection or to group Areas together for a larger property (such as an estate).  For more information on Area Groups, please visit this knowledge base article.