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George founded Scott Home Inspection in 2006, and has grown the business into a multi-inspector firm serving the Colorado Front Range, from Fort Collins down to Colorado Springs. As an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and Certified Energy Rater, George is an excellent resource to help with inspection and energy-related requirements.

Furnace Filter Replacement: Impacts of a Dirty Furnace Filter

By |2019-11-01T13:12:11-06:00November 1st, 2019|Back to Basics|

One of the most common things we recommend during a home inspection is to "consider furnace filter replacement at this time".  Why is such a simple action so often overlooked? And what impact does having a dirty furnace filter have on the home? Often the simplest things can cause the biggest concerns. In this article, [...]

DORA Recommends Do NOT Regulate Home Inspectors in Colorado

By |2019-10-30T10:34:37-06:00October 30th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Industry Update|

On October 15, 2019, the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) submitted a report to the Colorado General Assembly, summarizing the results of a Sunrise Review Application proposing licensing of home inspectors. The report's conclusion from DORA recommends: Do not regulate home inspectors in Colorado. Statutes in Colorado require that individuals or groups proposing legislation to [...]

3 Reasons Home Inspection Companies Remain a Critical Part of a Real Estate Purchase in 2020

By |2019-10-16T11:10:36-06:00October 21st, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you are a home buyer considering purchasing a residence, you may be asking yourself - is hiring a home inspection company really necessary in this day and age. Times are changing, the whole real estate purchase process is evolving, and with the ease of online sites like Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, and others, searching for [...]

Thinking of skipping a home inspection? Here’s why you shouldn’t…

By |2019-06-27T15:51:59-06:00June 5th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Buying a home can be a stressful process, and most likely the most important financial decision you'll ever make.  Many first-time buyers don’t realize that there are some crucial steps in home buying such as arranging for a home inspection. Maybe people also wonder, "do I need a home inspection or not?" A home inspection [...]

Key Traits Every Home Inspector Should Have (What to look for in a home inspector)

By |2019-11-30T13:29:03-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

A home inspector is one of your greatest allies when you are ready to purchase a home. He or she can help you identify issues with a home that need to be addressed or repaired, before you close on the deal. This is why it’s important to choose a highly-qualified, professional and trustworthy home inspector. [...]

Roof Leaks: The Consequences Of Deferring Repair

By |2019-08-28T16:07:23-06:00April 25th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

One of the most costly problems that can face any homeowner is deferring repair of a roof leak. Your roof is one of the most expensive – and important – parts of your home. It is responsible for preventing water from leaking into your attic, walls, and much more. If it fails and you do [...]

What Causes Mold Growth

By |2019-03-15T09:24:31-06:00March 19th, 2019|Mold Inspection Info|

While mold spores are everywhere in the air, it can become more problematic when higher concentrations are present in your home. It can cause a person to become ill if they are exposed to it long enough, including respiratory and breathing concerns.  It is important for you to know what causes mold growth and where [...]

LED Versus Incandescent Light Bulbs

By |2019-02-04T18:12:15-07:00February 7th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you are getting ready to start a lighting upgrade project in your home, you might be wondering which lighting to choose and the pros and cons of LED versus Incandescent Light Bulbs.  Here is a comparison article on how they differ to help you decide which direction to go. What is Incandescent Light? The [...]

Infrared Camera and Air Leaks in Homes

By |2019-02-08T11:39:04-07:00February 5th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Energy Code Info|

It is easy to detect air leaks when you sit next to a defective window on a super cold Winter night. Unfortunately, we don't always know where air leaks are in our homes or how they might be impacting our health, physical structure or wallets. One of the best ways to detect home air leaks is [...]

Denver Housing Market 2019 Outlook

By |2019-01-23T12:43:14-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’re a Denver home inspector, or real estate agent, you’ve probably been busy. Denver was one of the hottest housing markets in 2018. But will this trend continue in 2019? What can you expect, given recent market turbulence and rising federal interest rates? Let’s take a look at the Denver housing market now. Home [...]