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Water Heater Replacement – Explore Your Options

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:35+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

It has happened to the best of us. The fateful day where you finally have to change out that old dinosaur of a water heater living in your basement - hopefully because you knew it was nearing the end rather than waking up to a basement full of water. Whatever the cause, water heater replacement isn't ever [...]

Medal with Scott Home Inspection

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:35+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

At Scott Home Inspection, our goal is to be a one-stop-shop for all your inspection needs. We offer a wide array of services that caters to the needs of home buyers and home owners alike. Get the most out of your home inspection: We make it easy for our customers to bundle our services together to get [...]

Hornets & Wasps: What should you do?

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:35+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

Something that we come across very often during a home inspection are wasps or hornet nests. These nests usually come as quite the surprise when you are crawling in the attic or when you pull off an electrical panel cover! These are some of wasps' favorite places to colonize as you can see in the pictures [...]

HERS Rating: what is it anyway?

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

The HERS Rating Index, developed by RESNET: More new homes are being built with a HERS Rating, particularly in Colorado.  The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a method used by architects, builders and energy raters, to determine the overall energy use of a home.  RESNET, the Residential Energy Services Network, developed the HERS Index [...]

Deck Safety: Is the Deck You Are Standing On As Secure As You Think?

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Ask Your Inspector, Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

Inspection Picture of the Week: Deck Safety and Decking Problems Deck safety and deck inspections are an area foremost on the mind of all the home inspectors at Scott Home Inspection. This deck has some serious structural issues present with the cracked joists, and safety issues with missing handrail guards.  This deck is considered un-safe. This [...]

Radon – The 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Having performed over 5000+ radon tests on homes over the years, we have heard every possible radon frequently asked questions from home buyers and home owners.  Testing for radon in Colorado is extremely important, whether buying a home or as a home owner.  With radon gas being the #2 cause of lung cancer, and the [...]

What is a Sewer Scope?

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

What is a Sewer Scope? much time do you spend thinking about your sewer line?  We think about it a lot... As part of our independent inspection services, Scott Home Inspection offers video inspection of a home’s sewer line also known as a sewer scope. Understanding the condition of the underground sewer drain line [...]

The importance of Radon Testing

By | 2015-05-19T22:29:01+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Scott Home Inspection also offers Radon Testing, in addition to general home inspections. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas emitted from uranium, a naturally occurring mineral in rocks and soil. Normally, radon rises up through the soil and dissipates in the air outside. Radon becomes a concern, however, when it seeps through openings such as [...]

GFI Outlets Explained

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

No GFI Outlet in the Kitchen and/or BathroomWhy is this safety item always pointed out by inspectors?A “Ground Fault Interrupter” outlet is a special receptacle that provides a safety mechanism to prevent each of us from electric shock. A GFI receptacle will sense the current flow into the outlet and the current flow out of [...]

Boulder Rental Licenses

By | 2015-05-20T00:22:28+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

The students are coming, the students are coming! Are your rental licenses up-to-date? Scott Home Inspection is licensed and certified to perform all facets of the Rental License and SmartRegs Inspections for the City of Boulder. We have been performing these inspections for several years and are Boulder natives ourselves! Boulder Rental License and SmartRegs [...]