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Charlotte Home Inspector Starts Providing Recall Check

September 16th, 2011 · No Comments

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We’re taking it to a whole new level here at Home Inspection Carolina…as of September 19th, when you get a home inspection from home inspection Carolina you not only get our superior inspection and 90-Day Warranty, you also get RecallChek, the manufacturer’s recall reporting service.

Here’s how it works:  we take down the make and model numbers from your appliances, and run them against a database of over 200 million recalled appliances.  About 90% of the time, we’re going to be able to tell you that your home’s major systems are absolutely free of recalls due to fire and safety issues.  But that means about 1 in 10 homes we inspect has a recalled appliance.

The best part is that when we find a recall, we help you get it fixed for free, in your home, by the manufacturer.

Now, if you’re a current homeowner and not in the process of buying a home, you should visit our website at homeinspectioncarolina.com and click the “RecallChek” button.  You can get that same recall report we offer to our inspection clients for your own home, a $79.95 value, for only $24.95 when you visit our website and use the promo code “radio”. 

It’s a one-time fee, and it covers your home for life with ongoing recall protection.  Your listeners will never have to register their appliances again James, and they can update their appliances at any time.  You also get a monthly newsletter with a valuable maintenance tip from me, that you can implement in your home in 5 minutes or less!

Common Questions and answers:

What type of appliances can you check?

The RecallChek report covers anything that can be attached to the home…kitchen appliances, washers & dryers, furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters…even pool equipment.

What’s the most commonly recalled appliance?

Believe it or not, dishwashers.  We think this has more to do with price point than anything.  Look at it this way , when General Electric orders a half million dishwashers to be manufactured in China, they need to save on shipping and raw material costs.  So what they do is they hire engineers to come up with the smallest possible components…like solenoids that can leak and relays that can overheat and cause fires.  When they test 100 dishwashers, everything can go fine, but once you have hundreds of thousands of them in use in real scenarios problems can arise.

Won’t people be made aware of a recalled item, like they are with autos?

Cars are a little different – they are pretty much universally registered with motor vehicle bureaus.  Therefore, there’s a reasonable way for the manufacturer to contact the owners.  Usually it’s the dealers that accomplish that too, because they have a vested interest in doing the repairs and billing the manufacturers they represent.

In home appliances, it’s a little different.  A very small number of appliances every get registered- maybe as few as 1%- so while the manufacturers do post public notices, there’s usually very little publicity and they don’t get seen by the appliance owner.

How often are appliances recalled?

Every month we process several tens of thousands of newly recalled merchandise.

 

If you are moving to Charlotte NC area and will be in need of a home inspection  please consider Home Inspection Carolina.  They have performed over 24,345 home inspections and have many videos on youtube.  They have over a hundred years of combined home inspection and construction experience.  Home Inspection Carolina will not let you buy the money pit.  They inspect every home as if it were for a family member.  There is a reason Home Inspection Carolina is the best Charlotte home inspector.  They fix the small stuff and use infrared thermal imaging as well as test for Radon in order to give you the most thorough inspection possible.  Call today (704) 542-6574

 

Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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