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About Chris Kimmel

Chris Kimmel worked as an Associate Home Inspector for two years, handling numerous services including sewer scope inspections, pest inspections, mold air sample testing, radon testing, and water quality testing. Chris now works with Scott Home Inspection as a Content Writing Specialist.

Which Home Inspection Style Is Right For You?

By |2023-03-01T13:30:12-07:00March 1st, 2023|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

When it comes to purchasing a home, it's always wise to "look before you leap." In other words, buyers should familiarize themselves with a property as much as possible before taking that final, monetary "leap." That's why home inspections are so crucial. By hiring a qualified professional to conduct an inspection, a home buyer [...]

Navigating a Denver Residential Rental Property License

By |2023-02-20T11:13:27-07:00February 20th, 2023|Denver Rental License, Rental Property Inspection|

If you are a Denver landlord or property manager, you are no doubt aware of the Denver Residential Rental License Program. Residential rental property licenses are now required on all multi-family properties in the city of Denver. And, single family rental licenses will be due by January 1, 2024! There are several steps necessary [...]

The Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

By |2023-02-13T17:18:26-07:00February 13th, 2023|Back to Basics, HVAC, Uncategorized|

Choosing the right in-home heating and cooling system is an important job. You need a product that will condition the living space safely, sufficiently and efficiently. There are a lot of different options out there, all with their own pros and cons. In this blog, we will shed light on the air source heat [...]

Grading and Drainage: How Is It Important for Your Home?

By |2023-02-06T12:39:31-07:00February 6th, 2023|Back to Basics|

The exterior of a home is a very important thing. It provides the armor that protects its inhabitants from the unpredictable elements of the world. The foundation, siding, windows and roof work together to (hopefully) keep you safe and sound in your humble abode. But as important as all those elements are, they would [...]

What Is A TPR Valve and Why Do I Need It?

By |2023-01-20T10:51:22-07:00January 20th, 2023|Back to Basics, Plumbing|

A TPR Valve, or Temperature & Pressure Release Valve, is a safety device located on a water heater or boiler. As indicated in its name, this apparatus is designed to release water if the temperature or pressure in a water tank exceeds safe levels. They are critical components of hot water systems and play [...]

Manual J, Manual S, and Manual D: What’s The Difference?

By |2023-01-12T16:35:44-07:00January 12th, 2023|Back to Basics, HVAC, Uncategorized|

In this day and age, energy efficiency protocol is an integral part of the construction process. When it comes to newly built homes, everything from the building envelope to the HVAC must adhere to regulations established by the IECC. As an energy services company we are well-versed in all the aspects related to energy [...]

What Should A Buyer Do During A Home Inspection?

By |2023-01-05T08:58:02-07:00January 5th, 2023|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

Purchasing a home is a whirlwind of a process with lots of moving parts. Sometimes it's hard to know what to do and when to do it, especially if you are a first time home buyer. One of the most crucial stages of the home buying process is the home inspection. As a home inspection company, [...]

Residential Rental License Programs: Boulder Vs Denver

By |2022-12-15T14:13:16-07:00December 15th, 2022|Boulder Rental License, Denver Rental License|

If you are a property manager or landlord in the Boulder or Denver area, you are certainly aware of residential rental licenses. As a refresher, rental homes in the city of Boulder and city of Denver must meet a list of criteria in order to be deemed safe and habitable. The properties must be [...]

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HRV and ERV Systems: What You Should Know

By |2022-12-08T09:17:40-07:00December 8th, 2022|Back to Basics, HVAC|

If you own a newer home, it is likely equipped with an HRV or an ERV system. That is because these systems are crucial in maintaining in-home air quality. Nowadays, homes are built to meet high energy efficiency standards. They are constructed in an airtight manner, in order to keep conditioned air from leaking [...]

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Why Should I Get A One Year Warranty Inspection?

By |2022-12-01T08:25:26-07:00December 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

So you bought a brand new house, and it is seemingly flawless! However, after living in it for a few months, you start to notice some defects here and there. This is a very common occurrence. The fact is that, with something as complex and multi-faceted as a house, mistakes can happen - even [...]

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