I had an Agent today rant and rave about not testing the washer/dryer and refrigerator during my afternoon inspection.
I told her that normally these items are not included in a general home inspection, but I would turn on the dryer, run the washer on a short cycle, and look at the refrigerator (all were 3 years old). She then went ballistic on me…no kidding!
She started to go around the unit and inspect things that she thought I may have overlooked or assumned I did not test. I quess she thought because I did inspect the non-built in aplliances, that I may have missed or didn’t inspect other things in the condo.
I tried to keep my cool, but she started to explain to my client that I was not doing my job and that other inspectors evaluate and report on the non-built in appliances. (Ugghhh)
Ok, I am explaining all this because I would like to get some feedback as to what other inspectors whould do in this situation. I have conducted over 750 inspections since I started in this business, and have had agents ask a few times in the past if I look at the washer/dryer, but nothing like today.
What would you have done???
Also, why are the washer/dryer and refrigerator excluded in SOP’s?? I mean, the range that is installed between base cabinets and the coundertop is not technically built in…is it? (just playing devils advocate)
This issue is really hard to explain to a client much less a Realtor.