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The Sellers Said They Don't Use The Dishwasher, And I Believe Them!

The sellers said they don't use the dishwasher, and I believe them!

Opening the door I saw the dishwasher was full of plates and small cups.  Full of them.

Since I am going to run the unit anyway I suggested they put soap in and run it on a wash cycle so what I do isn't wasted.

The homeowner said they don't use it, but he would find some soap and start it up.

Coming down a while later this is what I found!

Calling the seller I told him what happened and he said he didn't know what soap to put in it, so he filled the tray with the dish soap in the cabinet.

I said there is special soap for dishwashers that has bubble suppressants in it so this doesn't happen!  He said he thought any dish washing soap would work!

Telling him I felt badly because had I known he did not understand what soap to put in it, and had I seen what he was doing, I would have told him not to and that I would simply have tested the unit on a rinse cycle. 

And I offered to clean it up once the bubbles popped!

He said, "We never use it for anything but storing dishes.  We wash everything by hand."

And I believe him!

My recommendation:  sometimes we assume people know what to do in a given circumstance!  Well, you know what happens when we assume!  A simple suggestion that the dishwasher be run turned out to be a lesson for the seller.  What is life experience for?

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 50 commentsJay Markanich • November 02 2015 12:42AM
The Sellers Said They Don't Use The Dishwasher, And I Believe Them!
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