You’ve finally found the perfect home for your family. It’s in the right neighbourhood and at the right price. You’ve put in an offer, but how can you make sure that all the appliances that may be included in the offer are in good working order?
Professional home inspectors will check that major systems, like furnaces, air conditioners and water heaters are functioning. Some home inspectors, like those at AmeriSpec, may also do a courtesy check of dishwashers, fridges and other appliances included in the purchase.
But how would you ever know if one of the appliances was subject to a recall for a defective part or safety issue? It’s a real concern.
Fortunately, AmeriSpec offers access to RecallChek, a database of millions of appliances that may be subject to recalls. This amazing database sorts through your specific appliances and identifies if any have been recalled—and it keeps checking for the lifetime of the appliance!
“Appliances are not normally inspected as part of our standards of practice; however, many AmeriSpec inspectors will perform that duty as a courtesy. RecallChek goes above that by notifying homeowners of appliances that might be in good working order at the inspection, but subject to a recall 1, 2, 10 years down the road,” explains Jeff Brookfield, business development consultant at AmeriSpec.
Once the AmeriSpec inspector inputs the information on your appliances into the RecallChek database, you’ll receive a full report via email in just 48 hours. The best part – if a recall is identified, it will be repaired for free!
RecallChek covers nearly all fixed or built-in appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, as well as home appliances, like stoves, fridges, and dishwashers, washers and dryers.
But don’t manufacturers alert consumers of defective products? Brookfield explained that manufacturers make general public advisories, but they are not specific to homeowners. The manufacturers wouldn’t know what home the appliances are in…unless the purchaser registers the appliance at the point of sale by mailing in the registration card. But how many of us actually do that?
RecallChek offers peace of mind for homebuyers. Is it wonderful to have one less thing to worry about? Contact AmeriSpec at 1-866-284-6010 for more information.