I questioned whether a home inspection was necessary on the condo I was purchasing because it was very clean, well kept and nicely maintained. But realizing I am no expert I decided to go ahead with one. I was very glad I did. Almost everything checked out satisfactorily, but a scan (infrared?) Todd performed in the first floor living room indicated moisture in the ceiling right under the second floor bathroom. It turns out there is an apparent leak in the area of the bathtub plumbing. There was absolutely no visible indication of any problem prior to the testing performed by Erie Inspection Service.
There is no telling how long it would have taken for enough moisture to gather in the material of the ceiling for part of it to collapse. And who knows how much might fall or who or what may have been under the debris.
The cost of the inspection now seems minimal to the potential amountof damage it prevented.
-- Peter S