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Chris Scott is an Inspector and the Website Coordinator for Scott Home Inspection with multiple years of experience.

List of Colorado Cities And Counties Requiring Blower Door Testing (As of 2018)

By |2018-05-16T09:47:29-06:00May 16th, 2018|Energy Code Info|

You may have recently gone to get a building permit or certificate of occupancy and been informed that you need to have a blower door test performed. For some, this is a whole new hurdle! We are here to offer a few answers to help you along in this process. In the last year, many [...]

What Is Radon Gas? Explanation of Harmful Radon Levels

By |2018-05-09T15:59:45-06:00May 2nd, 2018|Radon Info|

What is radon gas? What is radon gas? Radon gas is toxic and is derived from naturally decaying uranium in the soil. In a home, it can only be detected with radon testing equipment. Considered to be carcinogenic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a leading cause of lung cancer, it is advisable to test for [...]

Spring Maintenance Issues

By |2018-04-03T17:14:39-06:00April 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 |2018-01-07T11:21:57-07:00January 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 |2017-12-13T15:08:12-07:00December 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 [...]

How Do Solar Panels Work? (Understanding Photovoltaic Systems)

By |2017-11-27T10:55:20-07:00November 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 |2017-10-25T14:06:43-06:00October 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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

How To Pass Your Boulder SmartRegs Inspection

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

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 [...]

Brick Chimney Common Problems

By |2017-07-15T15:38:06-06:00November 1st, 2016|Ask Your Inspector|

Older homes with brick chimneys are a subject of concern during a home inspection. These days, if a home has a true brick chimney, then you can be sure it is likely a pretty old home. Brick chimneys have almost entirely been replaced with metal flue piping. However, old brick chimneys have a certain charm [...]