When my home inspector performed a home inspection, he used a moisture meter to detect moisture around the walls of the shower, but I have not seen him using the moister meter to check the ceramic tile floor of the shower.
Recently another home inspection was done and the inspector used a moisture meter to check the ceramic tile floors. Moisture was detected by the meter. I suspect some area of the grout may be moist and requires re-grouting and application of grout sealant. Visually, the shower floor has no sign of mildew or water damage. There has been no complaints from previous occupants including myself.
My questions are:
(1) What is the standard practice for home inspectors when inspecting the shower floor? Can they use moisture meter to check shower floor?
Another inspector says that he usually do not use moisture meter on the shower floor unless there is visual signs of moisture problem.
(2) If moisture meter can be used on shower ceramic tile floor, what type of moister meter should be used?
(3) (if you can help me further) what are the proper repair processes to address the moisture issue?
Thank you in advance for your help.