On this new construction, to err is oven, to test is divine.
When doing a final inspection on a new home, it is good to be able to test everything.
That is, after all, why we are there.
But with this oven something was wrong.
We were unable to get the key pad to respond to anything! The "Press Cancel-Reset" did not change what we saw. *
Obviously there is something that can be done. But we didn't have a manual to figure it out. An oven can't give an error signal forever without some remedy.
It's always best to be able to test an appliance! One might say that's divine!
My recommendation: new construction needs home inspections as much as older construction does. You never know what will work or not work; what will be installed properly and what is not. Not doing a home inspection on new construction might just get you an Err signal after you move in!
* I find the words "Keyboard" and Key" on the panel to be interesting. There are no keys on that computer pad - and there is no keyboard! I happen to know where those words come from, but I bet a lot of the younger generation have no idea. Similarly, our use of other OLD words as "dial," "ring," and "hang up" with our phones, or "type" and "return" with our computers (and a host of other words) have foundations in real reasons for the use of those words, but those reasons are really not understood by many. The words are just still used!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560