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GFCI Outlet Explained

By | 2017-11-14T17:10:38+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

No GFCI Outlet in the Kitchen and/or Bathroom This is a common safety-related item discovered during a home inspection.  Many older homes did not have a GFCI outlet installed in the kitchen, bathroom or garage of the home.  Upgrading the outlets in moisture prone areas to GFCI protected units is a good safety improvement in [...]

How Do Solar Panels Work? (Understanding Photovoltaic Systems)

By | 2017-11-15T12:25:09+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

At Scott Home Inspection, we cover a broad amount of information during a home inspection. This means we can't always go into specific detail about each system a home has installed. In the last few years, we have seen a large increase in the amount of homes that have a Photovolaic (PV) or solar system [...]

The Concerns Of Cellular Core Piping On Exhaust Systems

By | 2017-10-25T14:06:43+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

PVC or ABS plastic piping is often used on high-efficiency heating and water heating systems as vent piping for the exhaust gases, since the exhaust temperatures are relatively low.  This piping is often vented out the side of the home.  There are different types of piping used, and one style commonly used is called [...]

Home Inspection Checklist: What Our Inspectors Look For (Infographic)

By | 2017-09-21T11:16:42+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

The Importance of Having a Home Inspection Checklist Buying a house is a big investment and because of that, we need to make sure we get your home inspection right. But a house has many different facets, so we break down our inspections into an organized home inspection checklist. No matter what type of [...]

How To Pass Your Boulder SmartRegs Inspection

By | 2017-09-27T09:50:34+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector, Rental License Info|

SmartRegs is an energy efficiency program that was implemented by the city of Boulder to take action in reducing the amount of energy and water used in the city's rental housing properties. This was an update to the housing code, requiring all rental units to pass the SmartRegs inspection before December 31st, 2018. SmartRegs supports [...]

Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist Problems

By | 2017-08-04T17:33:27+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

Concerns have been recently reported in Colorado with new construction homes, where a certain type of floor joist, manufactured by a specific company, are defective.  The reported Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist problems relate to only the Flak Jacket Protection product.  Several builders in the Colorado area have been notified of the concerns, and in some cases, [...]

Home Energy Efficiency Steps

By | 2017-05-20T19:16:16+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

Ten Steps to Home Energy Efficiency Saving energy, improving comfort, and reducing energy bills are all things any homeowner should want to do.  Home Energy Efficiency improvements shouldn't be hard.  There are steps you can take to improve the systems and features of your home that will incrementally result in energy efficiency gains.  At Scott [...]