The typical home inspection is a visual survey to detect major defects or deficiencies to the major components of the home or building. An inspector relies on finding clues, signs, and telltales of major problems or significant safety issues. The focus and advertised function of the home inspection is to find major concerns and present the information in a clear and concise report so that the purchaser can make an informed decision. A professionally performed home inspection by Elite Inspectors should eliminate about 85% of the purchaser's risk.
A home inspection is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every detail, such as cosmetic issues or other minor concerns that are readily apparent to anyone. Furnishings can conceal areas and latent defects can exist. Elite inspectors does utilize modern technology (Infra red cameras, moisture meters etc.) as an aid for detecting latent defects, such as moisture intrusion, missing insulation in walls and ceilings, and faulty electrical conditions.
Experience matters. A home inspector gets better with age because every house, every building, every home inspection performed builds up product knowledge and experience. No two houses are the same. No two transactions are the same. Elite's inspectors have over 35 years of combined inspection experience. That means thousands of residential homes, and hundreds of commercial properties inspected.