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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.

2020 Inspection Highlights and Fails

By |2020-12-16T13:50:15-07:00December 16th, 2020|Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

Last year, we created our first annual home inspection fails blog. We combined a bunch of funny / wow / unbelievable photos our team of inspectors captured over the year. This time around we are adding in some positives as well. Some fun finds that pop up when you are exploring the wonderful world of [...]

Property Management Tips From One Colorado Property Manager To Another

By |2020-11-04T15:39:32-07:00November 4th, 2020|Rental Property Inspection|

This is a guest post by Owen at Blue Mountain Real Estate & Property Management. Learn more about his company here. Property Management Tips From One Colorado Property Manager To Another Owning and managing properties are two different things. While anyone can own an investment property in the state of Colorado, not anyone can manage [...]

R22 Refrigerant and Your Old AC Unit

By |2020-08-17T15:40:47-06:00August 17th, 2020|Back to Basics, HVAC|

Home appliance technology changes over time. This can be easily seen in the difference between current washing machines or refrigerators and the ones we had when we were growing up. However, some of these changes are more subtle but can still affect us in sometimes costly ways. One example of this is the refrigerant in [...]

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 [...]