What Home Inspectors Look for in a Kitchen

Inspectors have a checklist of the things they check. Take a look at what exactly they look for while they’re in your kitchen!

As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. And, as any good home inspector will tell you, that means the condition of your kitchen can make or break a sale. That’s why, at EnviroTech Pros, we take special care to thoroughly inspect every nook and cranny of our clients’ kitchens.

Inspecting your Kitchen

Here’s a look at some of the things we look for:

1. Plumbing:

We check under sinks for leaks, test drains and faucets for proper function, and examine pipes for signs of corrosion or leaks.

2. Appliances:

We inspect ovens, ranges, microwaves, dishwashers, and refrigerators to make sure they are in good working order.

3. Electrical:

We test outlets and switches to ensure they are properly wired and grounded. We also check for signs of overloading (e.g., multiple plugs in one outlet).

4. Cabinetry:

We open doors and drawers to make sure they operate smoothly. We also look for signs of water damage or mold growth on cabinets.

5. Countertops:

We check for cracks, chips, or other damage to countertops. If there is tile backsplash, we make sure it is properly installed and free of cracks or gaps.

6. Flooring:

We closely inspect tile, hardwood, laminate, and vinyl floors for signs of wear or damage. Carpeted floors are checked for stains, tears, or other damage.

7. Walls and Ceilings:

We look for cracks, holes, or other damage to walls and ceilings. If there is wallpaper present, we check for any bubbles or peeling areas.

8. Windows and Doors:

We check windows and doors to make sure they are properly sealed and free of drafts. We also operate all windows and doors to ensure they open and close smoothly.

9. Ventilation:

We check exhaust fans in kitchens to ensure they are working properly. If there is a range hood present, we make sure it is vented to the outside of the home.

10. Miscellaneous:

In addition to the above items, we also check for evidence of pests (e.g., mice droppings), tripping hazards (e.g., loose floorboards), and fire hazards (e.g., overloaded outlets).

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important to have a professional home inspection done by a qualified company like EnviroTech Pros. Our experienced inspectors will take the time to thoroughly assess every aspect of your kitchen so that you can be confident in its condition. Call us today at 866-451-3385 to schedule your next project!