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Chris Scott is an ASHI certified home inspector with multiple years of experience in home inspections, blower door testing, duct leakage testing, and Boulder Rental License Inspections. Chris is also the Website Coordinator for Scott Home Inspection.

7 Tips For Multi-Family Blower Door Testing

By |2019-10-14T14:35:30-07:00October 14th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Multi-family blower door testing is consistently becoming more common in all Colorado counties. Just as with a regular single family home, a multi-unit building will also need to have each unit pass a blower door test. This is typically required regardless of whether you are building a duplex or a 40-unit apartment building. On top [...]

Home Inspection Fails of 2019

By |2019-09-20T08:16:48-07:00September 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

Although we typically post informative articles or industry updates, we thought we would share some of the fun parts of our job as well. Our inspectors look at hundreds of houses a month, and we run into some of the most bizarre issues you could imagine. Here are some of the best home inspection fails [...]

Common Backyard Pests in Denver (and How to Get Rid of Them)

By |2019-09-13T11:35:12-07:00September 13th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pest Info|

We're not the only ones who enjoy Colorado's warm and dry climate in the summer. Colorado has its share of bugs. Mosquitoes, bed bugs, Miller moths, and others that itch a ride on people, may be the most annoying, but others are even more destructive. It's a huge problem when these pests decide to camp [...]

Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements In Colorado (CO Detector)

By |2019-08-28T17:03:46-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

When buying or building a home, carbon monoxide detector requirements can get a little tricky. Each state has a slightly different code requirement, older houses and newer houses can have different needs, and there are rules on placement too! But following these rules is very important because a CO detector can save your life. Roughly [...]

House Bill 1170: Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act

By |2019-08-19T16:31:39-07:00August 20th, 2019|Mold Inspection Info, Rental Property Inspection|

There has been a lot of talk this year among the property management and homeowner community about a new update to Colorado law entitled: House Bill 1170 - Residential Tenants Health and Safety Act.  This bill drastically changes how tenants can hold their landlords accountable for providing a safe and habitable home. Many people believe [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 4: When Is A HERS Rating Required In Colorado?

By |2019-07-10T11:19:55-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

One question that we are asked frequently is when and where is a HERS rating required in Colorado? A HERS rating can be an alternative solution to following the building codes when building a Colorado home. We covered many of the benefits of performing a HERS rating in our earlier blog about performance vs prescriptive [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 3: What Is A Trade-Off?

By |2019-07-10T11:18:26-07:00July 15th, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

As we talked about in the earlier parts of this HERS rating guide, a HERS rating is a calculated score that quantifies the energy efficiency of a home. When a HERS rating is performed before a home is built, it can be used as a method to comply with energy efficiency code requirements instead of [...]

Breaking Down The Boulder Rental License Requirements

By |2019-08-28T16:16:18-07:00June 17th, 2019|Boulder Rental License, Rental Property Inspection|

Boulder's Rental License program is one of the first of its kind. The program requires Boulder homeowners to pass a general health and safety inspection before being allowed to rent a property in the city. Because of the university and the subsequent high volume of rental units, the city decided to create a baseline for [...]

Common Issues Resulting From Bath Fan Venting Problems (And What To Do About Them)

By |2019-08-28T16:02:41-07:00May 28th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Bathrooms are one of the most humid, damp, and moisture-prone areas of the home, which means that bath fan venting is critical for preventing issues like wood rot or mold growth in the home. Bath fan venting problems often occur because it is an afterthought in many renovations, and even in new home builds. If [...]

Understanding The Relationship Between You, Your Home Inspector, And Your Real Estate Agent

By |2019-08-28T16:05:02-07:00May 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’re buying a home, we know the process can sometimes be intimidating. From real estate agents to home inspectors and mortgage brokers, there are a lot of different people involved in the purchase of a home.  Sometimes, it can be confusing regarding the working relationship that you should have with each person involved. So, [...]