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

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 [...]

Duct Leakage Testing in Colorado. Who, What, Where, When, How?

By |2018-11-14T12:57:31+00:00November 14th, 2018|Energy Code Info|

The IECC-2012/2015 code requires field testing to validate the energy performance of the home. This has most recently included blower door testing and duct leakage testing. Duct leakage testing is required by many cities and counties in Colorado when any part of the duct system is outside the heated envelope or thermal boundary. At Scott [...]

Understand a Home’s Water Quality Before Purchasing

By |2019-01-20T09:42:49+00:00October 10th, 2018|Water Quality Info|

Water quality and the importance of water testing has been somewhat of an overlooked issue until hearing of the more recent news events such as the Flint Water Crisis. Since then, there has been a heightened awareness of water quality issues. Scott Home Inspection has responded with our Water Quality Testing service to help homeowners [...]

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

By |2018-05-16T09:47:29+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+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 [...]

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 [...]