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Summer Maintenance Tips! Make Summer Fun, Comfortable and Safe

Summer is here! Time for barbecuing, gardening, and lawn mowing! Take advantage of the warm weather and get some maintenance done on the exterior of your home. We have compiled some summer maintenance tips to help give you some ideas. Summer Maintenance Tips #1: Air conditioners and Decks Before turning on your air conditioner, be [...]

By |2018-06-06T13:52:56-06:00June 6th, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

List of Colorado Cities And Counties Requiring Blower Door Testing (As of 2018)

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 [...]

By |2018-05-16T09:47:29-06:00May 16th, 2018|Energy Code Info|0 Comments

What Is Radon Gas? Explanation of Harmful Radon Levels

What is radon gas? What is radon gas? Radon gas is toxic and is derived from naturally decaying uranium in the soil. In a home, it can only be detected with radon testing equipment. Considered to be carcinogenic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a leading cause of lung cancer, it is advisable to test for [...]

By |2018-05-09T15:59:45-06:00May 2nd, 2018|Radon Info|0 Comments

Spring Maintenance Issues

When it’s Springtime in the Rockies - we often find Winter’s remnants left behind! Here are some issues to look for during spring maintenance. Colorado’s winter is nearly over, and as spring maintenance season begins, you can see first-hand how seasonal changes can affect a home. In the relatively short time between winter and spring, you might notice that some changes have taken place on a home that you [...]

By |2018-04-03T17:14:39-06:00April 3rd, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

10 Most Common Home Inspection Problems of 2017

At Scott Home Inspection, we find a wide range of problems during our home inspections. These issues can range from major structural problems to minor cosmetic scratches. Sometimes we will find something that makes us wonder "How is that even possible?" But those are the kinds of issues that make our day interesting and [...]

By |2018-01-07T11:21:57-07:00January 8th, 2018|Ask Your Inspector|2 Comments

When Should You Schedule Your Home Inspection?

So you are buying a house and you think you found the perfect one. Well to start, Congratulations! Although your realtor will be guiding you through the process as well, we want to give you a quick rundown on when you should schedule your home inspection. The buying process seems like a long period of [...]

By |2017-12-13T15:08:12-07:00December 13th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|1 Comment

GFCI Outlet Explained

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 [...]

By |2017-11-14T17:10:38-07:00November 14th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|3 Comments

How Do Solar Panels Work? (Understanding Photovoltaic Systems)

At Scott Home Inspection, we cover a broad amount of information during a home inspection. This means we can't always go into specific detail about each system a home has installed. In the last few years, we have seen a large increase in the amount of homes that have a Photovoltaic (PV) or solar system [...]

By |2017-11-27T10:55:20-07:00November 6th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

Radon Mitigation System Maintenance

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 [...]

By |2017-11-01T12:52:18-06:00November 1st, 2017|Radon Info|0 Comments

The Concerns Of Cellular Core Piping On Exhaust Systems

PVC or ABS plastic piping is often used on high-efficiency heating and water heating systems as vent piping for the exhaust gases, since the exhaust temperatures are relatively low.  This piping is often vented out the side of the home.  There are different types of piping used, and one style commonly used is called [...]

By |2017-10-25T14:06:43-06:00October 25th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|2 Comments