In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the initial areas a home inspector will typically be looking into as they tour the kitchen of a given home. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms for almost any home, serving as a central location for occupants, and as such it carries major weight in terms of home value and related areas.
At Aerolite Consulting, our team provides quality home inspections for any need you may have, plus themes like environmental contaminant testing to give you a true idea of the quality of the space in question. What are some of the other areas our inspectors will be looking at in a given kitchen? Here’s a simple rundown.
When evaluating a kitchen, our inspectors will take a look at the sink and any other hardware that is present. This includes assessing the condition of the sink itself, as well as ensuring that all hardware is properly installed and functioning as it should be. We’ll also check for any leaks that may be present, which can cause serious damage if left unaddressed.
In certain cases, for instance, we may notice that a sink in the kitchen was not properly mounted to the countertop. This can lead to problems down the road, so it’s important to have it addressed as soon as possible.
Another major area of focus for our inspectors will be the countertops. We’ll take a look at the condition of the countertops themselves, as well as assessing how they’re installed. In some cases, we may find that countertops were not properly sealed, which can lead to water damage or other issues.
We’ll also check to make sure that any appliances that are installed in the kitchen are properly secured to the countertop. This is important for both safety and functionality, as loose appliances can pose a serious hazard.
Like any other room in the home, the kitchen must be structurally sound in order to be safe and functional. Our inspectors will take a look at the walls, ceiling, and floors of the kitchen to make sure that there are no signs of damage or instability.
In some cases, we may find that a kitchen has been remodeled without proper permits or approval from the local building department. This can pose a serious safety hazard, so it’s important to have it addressed as soon as possible.
Another major area of focus for our inspectors will be the electrical system in the kitchen. We’ll check for any signs of damage or wear, and we’ll also make sure that all outlets are properly grounded and that there are no loose wires.
In some cases, we may find that the electrical system in the kitchen is outdated or not up to code. This can pose a serious safety hazard, so it’s important to have it addressed as soon as possible.
These are just a few of the areas our inspectors will be looking at when they evaluate the kitchen of a given home. For more on this, or to learn about any of our home inspection, energy audit or other services, speak to our team at Aerolite Consulting today.