The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the busiest room where the family congregates for mealtimes and socializing. Not only is it important to have a working kitchen immediately upon moving in for convenience, but for practical reasons as well. You have to have a way to keep food fresh right when you move in, unless you plan on eating out for every meal. Finding out that your refrigerator doesn’t work or that the pipes are leaking will only add unneeded stress to your move. The home inspection experts at InspectPros, Inc. know how important a thorough inspection is for your whole home. Here are some key areas that inspectors should check for defects in the kitchen.
Poor electrical wiring isn’t just a defect, it is dangerous. Inspectors often find wiring located too close to plumbing, especially under the kitchen sink. Sometimes people try to DIY wiring to add lighting or extra appliances. Electrical wiring should only be done by a professional and can cause a myriad of problems if done incorrectly.
Plumbing problems are typically easy to fix, but if left unchecked, can cause widespread damage that is expensive to repair. The home inspector needs to check all faucets, drains, and pipes. They should also check for plumbing vent defects and water heater defects.
Repairing or replacing kitchen appliances can be very costly. Home inspectors will check the built-in appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, ovens, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. They will also check the exhaust vent to be sure that it actually moves the air and does not just make noise.
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