Kitchen Inspections: What We Look For
The kitchen is a major component of any home, so it’s essential to have a professional inspect it for any potential issues. At Linkhorn Home Inspections, we provide comprehensive kitchen inspections to help homeowners make informed decisions. Whether you’re buying or selling, our team of certified inspectors will thoroughly examine the kitchen‘s condition and provide detailed information about its components.
Here’s what we look for when conducting kitchen inspections:
We check all appliances in the kitchen including the refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and other large appliances. We make sure each appliance is functioning properly and is up to date with safety codes. We also check for signs of water damage or rust on appliances as these could be signs of larger issues with plumbing or ventilation.
Testing Electrical Outlets
The electrical outlets in your kitchen need to be up to code and functioning correctly. Our inspectors test all outlets by plugging in an appliance and making sure it works properly. If anything appears faulty, we recommend that you contact a qualified electrician as soon as possible.
Checking Plumbing Fixtures
The plumbing fixtures in your kitchen must be in good working order so that they don‘t cause any water damage. Our inspectors examine every faucet and pipe for leaks or standing water that could indicate underlying problems such as corrosion or clogs. We also inspect drain lines for signs of blockage or improper venting which can lead to hazardous situations if not addressed promptly.
Evaluating Cabinets & Countertops
In addition to inspecting all components of the kitchen, we also evaluate cabinets and countertops for signs of wear and tear such as chipped paint or broken drawers. We check hinges on cabinets to make sure they are functioning properly and look out for any signs of mold, mildew or rot which could indicate structural problems with the property itself.
Assessing Ventilation Systems
Kitchens require adequate ventilation systems in order to prevent smoke build–up from cooking activities as well as odors from food spoilage. Our inspectors check exhaust fans, range hoods and vents to make sure they are up to code and venting properly outside of the building envelope. This helps ensure that your family is living safely at all times within your home!
At Linkhorn Home Inspections, our goal is to provide homeowners with peace of mind when buying or selling their homes by providing comprehensive home inspections tailored specifically for their needs! With over 3000 5–star Google reviews across Greater Columbus Ohio alone, you can trust us with your home inspection needs! Contact us today if you have any questions about what we look for during our kitchen inspections, or if you’d like to schedule your property inspection today!