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Is The Colorado Springs Housing Market Going To Stay Hot In 2019? Our Perspective

By |2019-01-18T11:59:00+00:00January 12th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Times have been good if you’re a Colorado Springs home inspector, a real estate agent, or if you’ve recently sold a home in the area. In 2018, Colorado Springs was heralded as one of the hottest housing markets in the United States – with a report from Trulia, a housing data company, claiming that it [...]

Podcast: George Scott Talks With Spectora On The Home Inspection Business

By |2019-01-18T11:43:39+00:00December 19th, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|

George Scott, the founder of Scott Home Inspection sits down with Kevin Wagstaff from Spectora to talk about the home inspection business in Colorado. Listen to the full podcast episode below. George and Kevin go into topics such as building a business, technology, hiring and 3 keys to success. The talk was broken [...]

Moisture Control in Homes: A “Watershed” Moment

By |2018-10-18T10:11:12+00:00October 17th, 2018|Ask Your Inspector, Mold Inspection Info|

Moisture Control in Homes: What is the most basic protection that a home provides you? Shelter. We need shelter to keep bugs, critters, and beasts at bay. We also need shelter to protect us from the burning noonday sun, as well as from the cold winter winds.  All of these things are easy enough [...]

Summer Maintenance Tips! Make Summer Fun, Comfortable and Safe

By |2018-06-06T13:52:56+00:00June 6th, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|

Summer is here! Time for barbecuing, gardening, and lawn mowing! Take advantage of the warm weather and get some maintenance done on the exterior of your home. We have compiled some summer maintenance tips to help give you some ideas. Summer Maintenance Tips #1: Air conditioners and Decks Before turning on your air conditioner, be [...]

Spring Maintenance Issues

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

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 [...]

10 Most Common Home Inspection Problems of 2017

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

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 [...]

When Should You Schedule Your Home Inspection?

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

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 [...]

GFCI Outlet Explained

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

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 [...]

How Do Solar Panels Work? (Understanding Photovoltaic Systems)

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

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 [...]

The Concerns Of Cellular Core Piping On Exhaust Systems

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

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 [...]