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Window Well Surprise Guest

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:35+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Ask Your Inspector, Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

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 [...]

I Think It’s Time to Clean your Gutters…

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:35+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Ask Your Inspector, Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

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 [...]

Signs that you might have roof leaks

By | 2016-04-12T18:24:48+00:00 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 [...]

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

By | 2016-03-02T18:04:31+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]