A. Though we make every effort to find every major defect, it should be noted that the inspection (as all home inspections) is visual and non-invasive. I know that Mike Holmes rips down the walls. Real home inspectors cannot. Our experience and technology allows us to see much without invasive measures, but we are not wizards.
We also can’t turn on gas or water valves that are off at the time of inspection. We don’t know why they are off (hidden leak, bad valve, etc), and doing so could cause severe damage to the property and poses a potential safety risk. We can’t do it, and please don’t ask.