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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.

Why Are Egress Windows So Important?

By |2022-08-17T15:58:51-06:00August 17th, 2022|Denver Rental License|

If you are a professional in the housing market, you have likely heard about proper egress standards. Agents, you've probably heard of the term, "non-conforming bedroom," which generally refers to the egress methods (or lack thereof) in a bedroom. Property managers, you are probably familiar with the egress requirements of rental properties, which often [...]

What Are Insulation R-Values?

By |2022-08-11T10:43:26-06:00August 11th, 2022|Energy Audit Info, HERS Ratings|

When it comes to optimizing in-home climate control, increasing energy efficiency, and saving money, one of the most important aspects of the home is insulation. In fact the EPA calculates that, by sealing homes and insulating properly in the appropriate areas, homeowners can save up to 15% on yearly heating and cooling costs. There [...]

Hail Damage in Colorado

By |2022-08-04T09:30:33-06:00August 4th, 2022|Back to Basics, Roofing|

If you've lived in Colorado for at least a year, then you've likely experienced one of its infamous hail storms. Every year, Colorado residents brace themselves for these annual storms and the potential hail damage that comes along with them. Hail is not only dangerous, but it can be extremely costly when it occurs. [...]

The Dangers of Lead-Based Paint in Homes

By |2022-07-20T16:11:17-06:00July 20th, 2022|Back to Basics, Denver Rental License, Lead|

It is no secret that lead is toxic. Over the years, authorities have made efforts to increase awareness about lead poisoning, end production and consumer use of lead products, and remove the substance from communities. But the truth is, it is virtually impossible to completely eliminate lead hazards from all American communities. Because, for years, [...]

Why Is Air Leakage In Homes So Important?

By |2022-07-12T12:46:03-06:00July 12th, 2022|Blower Door Testing|

As modern day homeowners, we face so many month-to-month expenses. There are routine maintenance expenses, repairs, utility bills, insurance, mortgage payments and the list goes on. With all these recurring expenses hanging over our heads, there is one thing we all have in common - we want to save money. So how do we do that? [...]

How Will Colorado’s New Radon Law Affect Radon Professionals?

By |2022-07-05T13:19:45-06:00July 5th, 2022|Radon Info|

Starting on July 1, 2022, Colorado's new radon law took effect. According to this law, titled HB21-1195, "an individual is prohibited from practicing as a radon measurement professional or radon mitigation professional unless the individual is licensed by the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies." This is [...]