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Spring Maintenance Issues

When it’s Springtime in the Rockies - we often find Winter’s remnants left behind! Here are some issues to look for during spring maintenance. Colorado’s winter is nearly over, and as spring maintenance season begins, you can see first-hand how seasonal changes can affect a home. In the relatively short time between winter and spring, you might notice that some changes have taken place on a home that you [...]

By | 2018-04-03T17:14:39-06:00 April 3rd, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

10 Most Common Home Inspection Problems of 2017

At Scott Home Inspection, we find a wide range of problems during our home inspections. These issues can range from major structural problems to minor cosmetic scratches. Sometimes we will find something that makes us wonder "How is that even possible?" But those are the kinds of issues that make our day interesting and [...]

By | 2018-01-07T11:21:57-07:00 January 8th, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|2 Comments

When Should You Schedule Your Home Inspection?

So you are buying a house and you think you found the perfect one. Well to start, Congratulations! Although your realtor will be guiding you through the process as well, we want to give you a quick rundown on when you should schedule your home inspection. The buying process seems like a long period of [...]

By | 2017-12-13T15:08:12-07:00 December 13th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|1 Comment

GFCI Outlet Explained

No GFCI Outlet in the Kitchen and/or Bathroom This is a common safety-related item discovered during a home inspection.  Many older homes did not have a GFCI outlet installed in the kitchen, bathroom or garage of the home.  Upgrading the outlets in moisture prone areas to GFCI protected units is a good safety improvement in [...]

By | 2017-11-14T17:10:38-07:00 November 14th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|3 Comments

How Do Solar Panels Work? (Understanding Photovoltaic Systems)

At Scott Home Inspection, we cover a broad amount of information during a home inspection. This means we can't always go into specific detail about each system a home has installed. In the last few years, we have seen a large increase in the amount of homes that have a Photovoltaic (PV) or solar system [...]

By | 2017-11-27T10:55:20-07:00 November 6th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

Radon Mitigation System Maintenance

A question we often get as home inspectors in Colorado is what items are needed for radon mitigation system maintenance.  In this post we'll cover general visual inspection and maintenance tips you can do as a homeowner to check and maintain your radon system.  Before we get to the maintenance steps, let's first take a [...]

By | 2017-11-01T12:52:18-06:00 November 1st, 2017|Radon Info|0 Comments

The Concerns Of Cellular Core Piping On Exhaust Systems

PVC or ABS plastic piping is often used on high-efficiency heating and water heating systems as vent piping for the exhaust gases, since the exhaust temperatures are relatively low.  This piping is often vented out the side of the home.  There are different types of piping used, and one style commonly used is called [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:06:43-06:00 October 25th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|2 Comments

Home Inspection Checklist: What Our Inspectors Look For (Infographic)

The Importance of Having a Home Inspection Checklist Buying a house is a big investment and because of that, we need to make sure we get your home inspection right. But a house has many different facets, so we break down our inspections into an organized home inspection checklist. No matter what type of [...]

By | 2017-09-21T11:16:42-06:00 September 20th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|2 Comments

How To Pass Your Boulder SmartRegs Inspection

SmartRegs is an energy efficiency program that was implemented by the city of Boulder to take action in reducing the amount of energy and water used in the city's rental housing properties. This was an update to the housing code, requiring all rental units to pass the SmartRegs inspection before December 31st, 2018. SmartRegs supports [...]

By | 2017-09-27T09:50:34-06:00 August 17th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector, Rental License Info|0 Comments

Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist Problems

Concerns have been recently reported in Colorado with new construction homes, where a certain type of floor joist, manufactured by a specific company, are defective.  The reported Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist problems relate to only the Flak Jacket Protection product.  Several builders in the Colorado area have been notified of the concerns, and in some cases, [...]

By | 2017-08-04T17:33:27-06:00 July 27th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|1 Comment