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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.

Do You Pay For A Home Inspection Out Of Pocket?

By |2020-05-29T13:44:36-06:00May 29th, 2020|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

Ask Your Inspector Series: Question: Do You Pay For A Home Inspection Out Of Pocket? Answer: Generally, you as a buyer pay for the home inspection as you want the information of the report to be in your best interest. In uncommon situations, your agent may offer to pay for your inspection [...]

Federal Pacific Stab-Lok Electrical Panels – The Full Story

By |2020-04-27T11:19:42-06:00April 27th, 2020|Back to Basics, Electrical|

Federal Pacific Stab Lok electrical panels have a known history of failure and lawsuits. We are always on the lookout for these panels during our inspections and we recommend a full panel replacement when found.

Duct Pressure Testing Overview For Builders [Video]

By |2020-04-06T09:19:14-06:00April 6th, 2020|Duct Leakage Testing, Energy Code Info|

  Is A Duct Pressure Test Required On Your Next Project? Energy codes may have changed in your area, and the city and county you are building in may now require a duct pressure test on your HVAC system. Although this test has been utilized for a while, many areas of Colorado are adopting newer [...]

7 Tips For Multi-Family Blower Door Testing

By |2020-04-08T10:42:36-06:00October 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 |2020-03-06T12:18:49-07:00September 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 |2019-09-13T11:35:12-06:00September 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 |2020-01-27T12:20:12-07:00September 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 |2019-08-19T16:31:39-06:00August 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 |2020-03-06T12:21:12-07:00July 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 [...]