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Dylan: Hi everyone, Dylan Wolf here with Windermere Real Estate. And today, as part of our home inspection series, I’m again with Hamed with Caspian Home Inspections. And he’s going to show us what he’s looking for at an inspection in a kitchen. So Hamed, welcome.
Hamed: Thank you Dylan. So, the inspection on the kitchen has the different sections. So first we just check for example, for our counters and check our cabinets, make sure that they operate well, properly. And there’s no gap or there’s no broken caulking or something. Make sure that they’re all sealed because you don’t want to see water goes down behind your counter, which is really bad. And then also we’re just going to check some appliances. Those appliances are fixed there. For example, this microwave, range, oven. Also, we check refrigerator. Also the most important thing is our …
Dylan: Dishwasher?
Hamed: Dishwasher, yeah, disposal. And some of them they have a trash compactor. We check the trash compactor too.
Dylan: Okay. And do you also check underneath the sink at all?
Hamed: Yeah, we check the plumbing, which is really important because there are some stuff under the sink that we need to make sure that it’s there because it’s a safety thing. And also it’s just about the pipe and plumbing. And one part of the plumbing happening in the kitchen, so we just want to make sure that the plumbing is really good up there and client doesn’t have any problem there in the future.
Dylan: So we’re now looking underneath the sink, and what are you seeing over here Hamed?
Hamed: Well, whenever you are going under sink, you just want to make sure that all the pipes are in the … There’s no leak on the pipes from top to bottom. And make sure that they’re all sealed because we check the water. We just run the water in the different times to make sure that the water is just running well.
Hamed: And the most important thing is we just want to make sure that we have traps here, which we call P-traps because it looks like a P. Do you see like that? It looks like a P. There are some traps called S-traps which no longer they use because of the safety things, because they smell or something. So the P-trap is right now is in the market to make sure that they don’t feel the smell or you don’t feel that the water is just stand there or something.
Hamed: And the other thing that is about this drainage pipe, which is important too, we just want to make sure that there is a high end here and coming down and connected to that disposal or anything that they just have drainage or something. So for example, this one is not in a good shape because again, because of the cross connection, which has lots of information or explanation, which is not going to be, you can’t explain it in the video.
Hamed: So this pipe should be this shape, just like a high end, standard, and just go down. These things that we just want to make sure that in a good shape and everything is, especially there’s a slope and also the pipe and everything. Yeah.
Dylan: Okay. So again, it sounds like water’s the main enemy.
Hamed: That’s true. Yeah, [crosstalk 00:03:13].
Dylan: All right. And I’m sure there’s plenty more stuff that you check for during an actual home inspection. So if you want to learn more about a home inspection in the kitchen or home inspection in general, please contact me or Hamed for any questions. All right. Thank you for watching.