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Brick Chimney Common Problems

By | 2017-07-15T15:38:06+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

Older homes with brick chimneys are a subject of concern during a home inspection. These days, if a home has a true brick chimney, then you can be sure it is likely a pretty old home. Brick chimneys have almost entirely been replaced with metal flue piping. However, old brick chimneys have a certain charm [...]

Turn Up The Heat! Fall is Here. Is Your Furnace Ready?

By | 2017-10-25T09:42:48+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

The days are getting shorter and shorter and the colors on the leaves are changing. Most importantly, your house is starting to get colder and you may be thinking about kicking that furnace back on. If so, now is the perfect time to do some routine maintenance to make sure you and your family are [...]

What’s Included in a Home Inspection?

By | 2017-07-15T15:39:06+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is: What exactly is included in a home inspection. That is a tricky question to answer because it varies from home to home, and by the type of inspection. However, when we provide a general home inspection, we usually do just that. Give you [...]

Structural Support Post Damage Found

By | 2017-07-15T15:39:31+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

The structural support beams and posts in a home are critical to the integrity of the home's flooring system. It may seem obvious that these should go untouched and unmodified, but they are often in crawlspaces and harder to reach places that can be hidden from view. During our home inspections, a visual evaluation of the [...]

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 [...]