"New fridge with ice maker!"
So said the "feature" list in this house I was asked to inspect recently.
People always ask me to review the feature list and to look around to make sure it is accurate.
In this house there was indeed a new refrigerator!
And the new refrigerator indeed had an ice maker!
But the ice maker was turned off.
Turning it on to see if it would begin to make ice, and checking it later, the ice-making mechanism was dry.
Skeptical (because if a fridge has an ice maker it typically does NOT have ice-making trays in the freezer) I pulled the fridge from the wall.
Looking all around, behind and beside, I could find no tubing leading from a valve in the wall, or through the floor from a valve in the basement, which led to the fridge.
In other words, while there may have been an ice maker in the fridge, it was not serviced with water!
So while the feature list was "true," it was not entirely accurate.
No water, no ice.
My recommendation: the listing feature lists must be investigated not only to see if they are complete, but also accurate. Who better to call than a home inspector? And in Northern Virginia a home buyer should insist on calling Jay Markanich! I will have a thorough look see!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560