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About Chris Scott

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

What Is An HVAC Load Calculation?

By |2019-03-19T15:17:24-06:00March 19th, 2019|Energy Code Info|

Did you know that there is a way to find out which size HVAC system is suitable for your home? In many municipalities, it is a requirement! Determining load calculation is like trying to find the right size pants! Suppose you go to a store to buy a pair of pants. Instead of buying a [...]

How Does Lead Get Into Your Drinking Water?

By |2019-03-04T15:50:27-06:00March 7th, 2019|Water Quality Info|

We do so much to maintain our health and the health of our families. One of the last things we might think about when taking care of our health is our drinking water. The main concern in regards to drinking water is lead, which many believe isn’t a problem anymore. It’s true, while many mandates [...]

Average Maintenance Costs on a Rental Property

By |2019-02-27T17:19:24-06:00March 4th, 2019|Rental Property Inspection|

Estimating your property maintenance on your rental might feel like an overwhelming task. How could you forsee how much to set aside for rental property maintenance costs? What could go wrong anyway, right? When we invest in rental properties, we do so with anticipation of a return on our investment. When we don’t factor building maintenance [...]

Radon in Colorado: 2019 Statistics

By |2019-02-22T09:58:02-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Radon Info|

Radon is linked to over 20,000 deaths across the country each year. In fact, radon in Colorado is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. For an element that is odorless, colorless and tasteless, these are significant statistics. Almost 50% of homes in Colorado are above the EPA’s “safe levels” of radon in [...]

Blower Door Requirements in Larimer County 2019

By |2019-02-16T11:21:36-06:00February 18th, 2019|Energy Code Info|

Most building departments in the cities of Larimer County and the county itself have recently adopted IECC 2015 energy codes, specifically Berthoud, Loveland, and Fort Collins. The city of Berthoud, which has been a hot spot for single-family home building, recently put out a statement saying that all new permits must comply with 2015 IECC [...]

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

By |2019-01-18T11:59:00-06:00January 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 |2019-01-18T11:43:39-06:00December 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 |2018-11-14T12:57:31-06:00November 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 |2019-01-20T09:42:49-06:00October 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 |2018-05-16T09:47:29-06:00May 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 [...]