Originally Posted By: jpope
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It's obvious that you are not satisfied with your inspector regardless of the facts of the case. However, I would like to offer you some general information.
Most inspectors do not inspect appliances. Some exceptions may be "built in" appliances such as the dishwasher, separate cook tops, microwaves, etc. Your pre-inspection agreement may address these items.
Personally, I do not check washers, dryers or refrigerators, and I do not check water or oven temperatures.
Additionally, the inspection process is designed to disclose (or uncover) potential deficiencies that may not otherwise be obvious to the buyer and/or seller. If you saw the "rot under the sink" yourself, it is no longer considered an undisclosed defect. Your inspectors comment that "there must have been a leak," is prudent as indicated by the rotted wood.
It is my opinion that you would be better served by waiting for your inspection report before you cast your judgement. If you are still dis-satisfied with the results, it may be wise to get a second inspection. Your main concern at this point should be securing your investment before the close of escrow.
Be aware, no two inspectors will give the same report. What you "gain" from one inspector, you may "lose" from another.
Good luck with your purchase.
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