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Furnace Filter Replacement: Impacts of a Dirty Furnace Filter

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, [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:12:11-06:00November 1st, 2019|Back to Basics|0 Comments

DORA Recommends Do NOT Regulate Home Inspectors in Colorado

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 [...]

By |2019-10-30T10:34:37-06:00October 30th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Industry Update|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2019-10-16T11:10:36-06:00October 21st, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

7 Tips For Multi-Family Blower Door Testing

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 [...]

By |2019-10-14T14:35:30-06:00October 14th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|0 Comments

Home Inspection Fails of 2019

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)

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 [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:35:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pest Info|0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements In Colorado (CO Detector)

When buying or building a home, carbon monoxide detector requirements can get a little tricky. Each state has a slightly different code requirement, older houses and newer houses can have different needs, and there are rules on placement too! But following these rules is very important because a CO detector can save your life. Roughly [...]

By |2019-08-28T17:03:46-06:00September 3rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

Concrete Cracks and Expansive Soils – Unavoidable Movement

A close examination of anything in a house will reveal small details that often go overlooked.  At Scott Home Inspection, we specialize in taking time to look for these details.  Oftentimes, minor details from many different areas of a house can produce a much clearer picture of larger developing conditions. For example, superficial drywall cracking [...]

By |2019-08-23T11:30:29-06:00August 26th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|1 Comment

House Bill 1170: Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act

There has been a lot of talk this year among the property management and homeowner community about a new update to Colorado law entitled: House Bill 1170 - Residential Tenants Health and Safety Act.  This bill drastically changes how tenants can hold their landlords accountable for providing a safe and habitable home. Many people believe [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 4: When Is A HERS Rating Required In Colorado?

One question that we are asked frequently is when and where is a HERS rating required in Colorado? A HERS rating can be an alternative solution to following the building codes when building a Colorado home. We covered many of the benefits of performing a HERS rating in our earlier blog about performance vs prescriptive [...]

By |2019-07-10T11:19:55-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|0 Comments