Appliance Testing

Appliance Fire and Failure Evaluation

Engineering Specialists Inc. has 30+ years of experience in fire investigation and forensic examinations.  Our experienced engineers can conduct further analysis to pinpoint critical information including the ignition source of the fire and/or failure, and whether component failure, user error, external contributors such as power surges or lightning or the product design may have contributed to the incident.

Typical Appliances We Can Evaluate for Point of Failure:

  • Washing Machine / Washer and Dryer
  • Dishwashers & Kitchen Appliances
  • Range Oven / Stove / Cooktop
  • Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Space Heater / Water Heater
  • Furnace / Air Conditioner / Heat Pumps
  • Electronics / Batteries / Phone Systems

Why Did It Fail?

ESI’s professional engineers study all aspects of specific components that contribute to appliance failure.  No detail is overlooked in our forensic evaluations.  ESI can conduct destructive testing on site or can arrange for testing to be completed at our own facilities.  Our staff will take the lead to coordinate with all interested parties and provide a professional report which clearly documents our methodology and findings, along with product research and photographic documentation.

We can find you the scientifically defensible facts to inform your claim.

Contact Us Now

Contact us for a free consultation and start the process to figure out if and why your appliance has failed. We have worked with big-name manufacturers and their retailers to represent them at joint evaluations and make sure the specific cause of a failure is properly identified.

We can review your existing case and provide feedback on your next steps for evaluating your potential failure.