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George founded Scott Home Inspection in 2006, and has grown the business into a multi-inspector firm serving the Colorado front range, from Fort Collins down to Castle Rock. As an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and Certified Energy Rater, George is an excellent resource to help with inspection and energy-related requirements.

Radon – The 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions

By | 2017-07-11T15:59:31+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Radon Info|

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 | 2017-07-11T16:51:20+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Sewer Scope Info|

What is a Sewer Scope? Seriously...how 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 | 2017-07-11T16:00:29+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Radon Info|

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 | 2017-07-11T15:51:11+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Rental License Info|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Energy Code Compliance – Prescriptive vs Performance Path

By | 2017-07-11T16:11:18+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Energy Code Info|

Prescriptive vs Performance Path - IECC Energy Code Compliance: Let's face it, compliance with the ever-changing IECC Energy Codes is like tracking a moving target.  Each municipality has its own code requirements and amendments, and understanding these is tough.  There are typically two main pathways for compliance  - Prescriptive Path or Performance Path. Prescriptive Path: [...]

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 [...]

Blower Door Testing for IECC-2012 & 2015

By | 2017-07-18T23:57:10+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Energy Code Info|

Blower Door Testing - IECC-2012 Requirement: Starting with the 2012-IECC energy code, blower door testing is now a mandatory requirement on all new construction residential homes.  What is a blower door test? A blower door is a device used to measure the exact air-tightness of a home.  In the 2012-IECC, a maximum air leakage rate [...]

Preparing for a Home Inspection

By | 2016-10-26T16:35:39+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Ask Your Inspector|

Steps to prepare a house for a Home Inspection As the seller of the home, or a listing agent helping a seller, properly preparing for a home inspection is important, to help things go smoothly with the inspection process. Preparing for a home inspection: Clean the house and straighten up. Buyers often attend the inspection [...]