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Chris Scott is an Inspector and the Website Coordinator for Scott Home Inspection with multiple years of experience.

Structural Support Post Damage Found

By | 2017-07-15T15:39:31-06:00 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 | 2017-07-15T15:40:03-06:00 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 | 2017-07-15T15:40:30-06:00 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 | 2017-07-15T15:40:58-06:00 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 | 2017-07-15T15:41:29-06:00 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 [...]

Signs that you might have roof leaks

By | 2017-07-15T15:41:55-06:00 April 12th, 2016|Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

Sometimes roof leaks are obvious... Other times they are subtle. If water is not pouring down into your living room currently, then you might be ok...  This "alien looking" roof leak was found by our inspector, Joe, while performing a rental home inspection. This is definitely an extreme example, but even subtle warping and rippling of ceiling [...]

Hornets & Wasps: What should you do?

By | 2017-07-15T15:42:22-06:00 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 [...]

Wood Rot or Termite Damage? How To Tell to the Difference

By | 2016-03-02T18:04:31-07:00 March 2nd, 2016|Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

Wood Rot or potential termite damage can be present in older homes: An interesting defect was found in an older 1940's home this week by our Inspection Manager Luke. Down in the crawlspace of the home, a deteriorated piece of wood was spotted. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between wood rot and [...]

Get to Know Your Local Colorado Home Inspector

By | 2017-06-22T15:39:17-06:00 January 18th, 2016|Videos|

Finding a trusted Colorado Home Inspector can seem like a tough task. Over the last 10 years, Scott Home Inspection has grown to a multi-inspector firm that covers a broad area from south Denver to north Fort Collins. Thousands of Colorado families have used our home inspection, radon testing, sewer scope, and energy rating services to ensure the [...]

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

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36-06:00 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 [...]