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Given the ever-increasing cost of Built-In Kitchen Appliances and the amount of appliances that are recalled, Inspector Paul feels it is important to perform an inspection of your new homes appliances.

Inspector Paul performs a detailed built-in kitchen appliance inspection of every home.  Inspector Paul inspects all:

  • Dishwashers
  • Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Cook tops
  • Range Hoods
  • Trash Compactors
  • Food Waster Disposers
  • Microwave Cooking Equipment


Inspector Paul records the manufacturer of all built in kitchen appliances.

Over the past few years we have seen more frequent occasions where the electrical supply to a gas cook top or stove is wired downstream of a GFCI receptacle/breaker serving the kitchen countertop.  Receptacles for stoves or cook tops are almost always installed behind the stove or inside of the cabinet and do not serve the kitchen countertop; since they do not service the kitchen countertop they are not required to be GFCI protected.  This type of installation violates every appliance manufacturer installation instructions we have seen.  Many gas appliance manufacturers installation instructions state:  “It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this range be provided. ...This gas range is not required to be plugged into a GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet. It is recommended that you not plug an electric spark ignition gas range or any other major appliance into a GFCI wall outlet as it may cause the GFCI to trip during normal cycling…” or something very similar.  If the GFCI trip before the pilot is lit, the gas can continue to flow from the appliance.  This can be a dangerous installation and should not be accepted. 

Wiring Gas Cooktops

leaking dishwasher
A Loose Brioler Element in an Oven

This oven would not heat to 200 degrees

A Garbage Disposal Missing a Romex Connector

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Call: Paul King

704-467-7328 (INSPECT)

1820 Sunnyside Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204

& 201 Tom Hall St. #236 Fort Mill, SC 29715


Professional, detailed, thorough home inspections in Charlotte, Pineville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Weddington, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Waxhaw, Monroe, and Marvin, North Carolina as well as Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Indian Land, York, Clover, and Lancaster, South Carolina.

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