George Scott

About George Scott

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.

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 |2019-06-27T16:18:05-06:00May 2nd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

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 |2019-04-22T14:25:54-06:00April 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 |2019-02-04T18:12:15-06:00February 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 |2019-02-08T11:39:04-06:00February 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 |2019-01-23T12:43:14-06:00January 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 [...]

What Texas Cities Require REScheck Reports For Building Permit Submission?

By |2019-02-02T12:41:00-06:00January 12th, 2019|Energy Code Info|

If you’re working in residential construction, you need to know which Texas cities require REScheck reports to confirm your building’s adherence to energy efficiency codes in the state. Do you need REScheck reports in San Antonio? Houston? Corpus Christi? In this article, we’ll take a look at this subject, and help you understand which Texas [...]

GFCI Outlet Explained

By |2019-06-27T15:38:04-06:00November 14th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

No GFCI Outlet in the Kitchen and/or Bathroom This is a common safety-related item discovered during a home inspection.  Many older homes did not have a GFCI outlet installed in the kitchen, bathroom or garage of the home.  Upgrading the outlets in moisture prone areas to GFCI protected units is a good safety improvement in [...]

Radon Mitigation System Maintenance

By |2019-06-28T09:32:47-06:00November 1st, 2017|Radon Info|

A question we often get as home inspectors in Colorado is what items are needed for radon mitigation system maintenance.  In this post we'll cover general visual inspection and maintenance tips you can do as a homeowner to check and maintain your radon system.  Before we get to the maintenance steps, let's first take a [...]