According to the January 2013 issue of Consumer Reports, “Appliance problems, including fires, topped the list of incidents filed in 2012 with the federal data base that gives consumers a way to report complaints…”

Consumer Reports goes on to say “in our March 2012 issue we found that more than 15 million appliance units have been recalled in the previous five years for defects that could cause a fire.”

We think that rate of problems is alarming. It is a terrible experience having your home burn, and it happens far too frequently. My first home was badly damaged during the construction process, fortunately for me it happened at night and the home was not occupied. The loss was in materials and tools and did not deal with loss of life, my personal valuables or injuries.

With every full home inspection we provide a check of the appliances in the home. This free to our clients service, that documents the make, model and serial numbers into a data base to see if the appliances have had a recall notice. After the initial inspection our client can add or replace appliances and will be kept informed of any recall notices that are issued, now and in the future.

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