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Window Well Surprise Guest

By | 2017-07-15T15:40:03+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

During a recent pre-purchase home inspection, one of our inspectors, Brett, found a furry friend trapped in the depths of a window well. This unfortunate skunk must have fallen in at this property due to a missing window well cover. We quickly sprang into action and notified the Realtors, who called animal control, and got him back to [...]

Floor Joist Damaged by Plumber

By | 2017-07-15T15:40:30+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

We love good plumbers! Running pipes through a home is not an easy job, and if done correctly, it usually goes unnoticed. In some cases, however, plumbing is done incorrectly, and it can have serious repercussions on a home. Recently we found floor joist damaged by a plumber. Above are a few pictures of plumbing [...]

I Think It’s Time to Clean your Gutters…

By | 2017-07-15T15:40:58+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

Spring rains are here! An unpleasant, but necessary spring task is cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. Over time, the gutters on your home will collect leaves, dirt, roofing material and a lot more. It is also important to ensure that all downspouts are pushing water away from the home. If your gutters look like [...]

Water Heater Replacement – Explore Your Options

By | 2017-07-15T15:41:29+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 | 2017-07-15T15:42:22+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Time to Clean your Gutters

By | 2015-05-16T19:42:34+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Home Maintenance Tips:  Clean and Inspect Your Gutters Spring rains are coming! An unpleasant, but necessary Spring task is cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. Ensure that all downspouts are pushing water away from the home. Also inspect your gutters at the seams and seal any leaks. The lack of properly working gutters and downspouts can [...]

Ease of On-Line Scheduling

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Scott Home Inspection offers fast and easy online scheduling for you and your clients! This convenient, user-friendly tool makes it easy for you and your clients to get your home inspections scheduled as quickly as possible. Check our availability and schedule online anytime of the day, even after business hours! A member of our customer [...]