During home inspections, our inspectors will check home appliances to verify that they operate as they should and if there are any apparent defects in the function of the appliance.
Some of the appliances we check, are:
We will often turn on the oven and keep it at 350F for about 15 minutes. They'll check that all of its parts are working properly, including lights inside or outside of your home--and once they're done with this stage there should be no more than 25-degree difference between set temperature vs actual air temperature.
When a dishwasher is running, water pressure can sometimes leak into the door and cause it to close. To fix this problem you should check for any leaks before adding more detergent by opening your appliance with a key or turning off both valves at once, which will also stop anything from getting stuck.
We will operate all the buttons on the hood to make sure all the lights work as well as the fan levels. They’ll also ensure that it’s not making any unusual noises while the fan is on.
They’ll also want to see that the vent is doing its job in capturing cooking grease and steam and properly extracting it outside. The fans and vents of your range shouldn’t just be there for decoration.
We will run it and pay attention if it’s making any strange noise or vibration. We will also run water and look under the sink to make sure no water is leaking.
It is important to mention home inspectors aren’t necessarily experts for each of these appliances. They aren’t required to diagnose or repair what’s wrong with them. However, they do several tests to make sure each appliance is operational and safe to use
Include refrigerators, freezers, wine refrigerators, among others.