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Seller's Inspection Checklist Interior: Do wall and ceiling surfaces have holes or cracks that need patching? Do all the windows have operable latches? Can all the windows be opened and closed properly? Do any of the windows have cracked panes or broken seals? Do windows need caulking? Are any of the windows painted shut? Are stair railings loose? Are moldings loose, broken or missing? Do interior doors stick, or open and close smoothly? Are kitchen or bathroom tiles cracked? Can you explain the existence or repair of old water penetration stains on walls and ceilings? Does the chimney damper open and close properly? Does the chimney need cleaning? Does the chimney mortar need pointing? Is there insulation present in the attic? Is the insulation in the attic blocking attic vents? Is there a distracting amount of clutter in any of the rooms that would prevent a thorough inspection? Are there any signs of insect infestation?
 1) Pre-Listing Inspections: highly recommended. Take a tip from the pros. The will give you a chance to make repairs and document the condition of your home. It will also eliminate the possibility of one of those deal killer surprises. 2) Complete any deferred maintenance including: Roof and gutter systems Siding Plumbing fixtures Electrical panel, Outlets and switches Furnace, filter, and AC system Water heater Garage door and opener Appliances  
3) Treat the home inspection as a showing.  Encourage the sellers to clean and vacate the house. Remove any air fresheners, they will make your home inspector think that you are trying to hide something. It is a good idea to make arrangements for the pets too. 4) Provide good access to the: Furnace Water heater Circuit breaker panel Attic hatch Main water shut off valve Crawl space entry (if applicable) 5) Make sure that the key and lock box work well. 6) Gather important documents and have them on the kitchen counter or table. Sellers disclosure Service records for furnace Repair invoices Applicable building permits. Pre-Listing Inspection Reports Are you are ready to schedule Pre-Listing Home Inspection?
Electrical Are any receptacles, switches or their covers broken or loose? Are all receptacles hot and switches operable? Do any light bulbs, fluorescence or cosmetic lights need replacing? Do the ceiling fans work properly? Do the reset buttons of GFCI receptacles pop out when the test button is pressed? Do the front and back door bells work? Is the main electrical service wire entering the home secured to the exterior of the house? Do smoke alarms function when the test button is pressed? Does the built-in microwave work? Do all of the electrical range-top burners and ovens work? Does the kitchen exhaust fan work?
How Sellers Prepare a Home For the Home Inspection “Yikes, this is going to be stressful!” Frequently, I am asked are there ways to make the home inspection go smoother? Yes, there are. If the home is properly prepared for the home inspection, the process will tend to put the buyer at ease rather than on guard. Here are some suggestions:
Exterior Are there horizontal or vertical cracks in the foundation walls? Does the grading around the house direct rain water away from the foundation? Are any roof shingles missing? Are the gutters and down spouts connected and secured to the house? Are the gutters and down spouts clean and free from debris and weeds? Is the exterior wood trim in good condition? Is the wood trim around the door in good condition? Are there any wood surfaces in direct contact with soil? Are stair or porch railings loose? Are the wood or concrete steps in good condition? Does any of the siding need repair or replacement? Are the sidewalks and driveway in good condition?
Plumbing Do the bases of the faucets leak?                               Do the faucets shut off completely, preventing water from dripping? Are the faucet and shower head screens clear, allowing full water flow? Are any drains clogged? Do the stopper mechanisms of sinks and bathtubs open and close properly? (optional) Is there insulation on the water pipes in unheated areas of the home? Is there access to the main water shut off valve? Is there access to the main gas shut off valve? Are the bathtub and shower enclosures properly caulked? Are the toilets loose at the floor or at the tank?
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Colorado  Professional Inspections Colorado  CPI
Local Home Inspection in Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Estes Park, Boulder, Longmont, Larimer, and Weld
Colorado  Professional Inspections CPI
Seller's Inspection Checklist Interior: Do wall and ceiling surfaces have holes or cracks that need patching? Do all the windows have operable latches? Can all the windows be opened and closed properly? Do any of the windows have cracked panes or broken seals? Do windows need caulking? Are any of the windows painted shut? Are stair railings loose? Are moldings loose, broken or missing? Do interior doors stick, or open and close smoothly? Are kitchen or bathroom tiles cracked? Can you explain the existence or repair of old water penetration stains on walls and ceilings? Does the chimney damper open and close properly? Does the chimney need cleaning? Does the chimney mortar need pointing? Is there insulation present in the attic? Is the insulation in the attic blocking attic vents? Is there a distracting amount of clutter in any of the rooms that would prevent a thorough inspection? Are there any signs of insect infestation?
 1) Pre-Listing Inspections: highly recommended. Take a tip from the pros. The will give you a chance to make repairs and document the condition of your home. It will also eliminate the possibility of one of those deal killer surprises. 2) Complete any deferred maintenance including: Roof and gutter systems Siding Plumbing fixtures Electrical panel, Outlets and switches Furnace, filter, and AC system Water heater Garage door and opener Appliances  
3) Treat the home inspection as a showing.  Encourage the sellers to clean and vacate the house. Remove any air fresheners, they will make your home inspector think that you are trying to hide something. It is a good idea to make arrangements for the pets too. 4) Provide good access to the: Furnace Water heater Circuit breaker panel Attic hatch Main water shut off valve Crawl space entry (if applicable) 5) Make sure that the key and lock box work well. 6) Gather important documents and have them on the kitchen counter or table. Sellers disclosure Service records for furnace Repair invoices Applicable building permits. Pre-Listing Inspection Reports Are you are ready to schedule Pre-Listing Home Inspection?
Electrical Are any receptacles, switches or their covers broken or loose? Are all receptacles hot and switches operable? Do any light bulbs, fluorescence or cosmetic lights need replacing? Do the ceiling fans work properly? Do the reset buttons of GFCI receptacles pop out when the test button is pressed? Do the front and back door bells work? Is the main electrical service wire entering the home secured to the exterior of the house? Do smoke alarms function when the test button is pressed? Does the built-in microwave work? Do all of the electrical range-top burners and ovens work? Does the kitchen exhaust fan work?
How Sellers Prepare a Home For the Home Inspection “Yikes, this is going to be stressful!” Frequently, I am asked are there ways to make the home inspection go smoother? Yes, there are. If the home is properly prepared for the home inspection, the process will tend to put the buyer at ease rather than on guard. Here are some suggestions:
Exterior Are there horizontal or vertical cracks in the foundation walls? Does the grading around the house direct rain water away from the foundation? Are any roof shingles missing? Are the gutters and down spouts connected and secured to the house? Are the gutters and down spouts clean and free from debris and weeds? Is the exterior wood trim in good condition? Is the wood trim around the door in good condition? Are there any wood surfaces in direct contact with soil? Are stair or porch railings loose? Are the wood or concrete steps in good condition? Does any of the siding need repair or replacement? Are the sidewalks and driveway in good condition?
Plumbing Do the bases of the faucets leak?                               Do the faucets shut off completely, preventing water from dripping? Are the faucet and shower head screens clear, allowing full water flow? Are any drains clogged? Do the stopper mechanisms of sinks and bathtubs open and close properly? (optional) Is there insulation on the water pipes in unheated areas of the home? Is there access to the main water shut off valve? Is there access to the main gas shut off valve? Are the bathtub and shower enclosures properly caulked? Are the toilets loose at the floor or at the tank?
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