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Are Home Appliances Checked During a Home Inspection?

Home AppliancesMany people wonder whether or not home appliances are checked during a home inspection. Babcock Home Inspections does check certain appliances– the ones considered “permanently installed appliances.”

Essentially, permanently installed appliances are the ones that would generally stay in the home when it’s sold to someone new. Most are located in the kitchen. Babcock Home Inspections specifically checks the stove/oven/cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, electric garbage compactor, and oven exhaust fan. In addition, if a home has a built-in central vacuum, that is checked, too.

The inspection is rather simple: does it work or not? The inspector will test to see if the appliance is performing or not performing at the time of inspection and record the results. Note: no warranty is available from the inspection company. If an appliance isn’t working, it’s up to the owner to have it fixed, if they want to do so.

Realtors can be helpful should a new homeowner want to find a warranty program for appliances in their home, as well as dealing with such things as the water heater, A/C unit and garage door opener. It’s not unusual for a home buyer to be connected with a home warranty company program through their realtor. It’s a way to protect against any problems in the home during the first few months (or years) of living in the new place. For a couple hundred dollars, the home warranty provides peace-of-mind.

Babcock Home Inspections serves clients in the San Antonio/New Braunfels/Boerne, Castroville, Pleasanton, Helotes and Medina Lake area. Comprehensive reports can be done indicating what the inspector finds in need of repair. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspection so you know the state of the house and its permanent appliances.

Please call Babcock Home Inspections at 210-325-2106 to schedule an inspection. You can also email


Written by Ray Babcock

Ray Babcock

Ray Babcock is the owner of Babcock Home Inspections in San Antonio, Texas. They are dedicated to highest quality in Home Inspections & Termite Control within the San Antonio area.

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