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Mike Auger

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My pre-RI home inspection career prepared me well for my current profession. I grew up in Rhode Island. I'm a military vet, I hold a degree in electronics engineering from Community College of the Air Force. I have over a decade of experience as a Rhode Island contractor.

As a Rhode Island home inspector, I'm certified through interNACHI. InterNACHI has a rigorous certification requirement, one of the most challenging in the industry. So much so that only about 10% of applicants are accepted and able to maintain certifications. I'm required to, not only pass a certification exam, but am required to continue my education constantly and be tested in those areas as well.

Recent Submissions

TV Home Inspectors Versus the Real Thing TV Home Inspectors Versus the Real Thing

By Mike Auger

Ahh... the question I get more and more as of late: do you inspect like Mike Holmes? Do you like Mike Holmes?

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Home Inspections: Not Just For Buyers Home Inspections: Not Just For Buyers

By Mike Auger

Over the years performing home inspections in Rhode Island, I have noticed a similar theme, not during my inspections per se, but rather after when the client gets the report: the home inspection report is often used to re-negotiate the sale price.

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Don't Overlook the Importance of Proper Gutter Function! Don't Overlook the Importance of Proper Gutter Function!

By Mike Auger

I've inspected hundreds of Rhode Island Homes and often I see improper gutter systems. I always write them up as a defect but most people think it isn't that big of a deal. I decided to write up a small educational piece on why well-maintained gutters are important:

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Home Inspections: A Benefit to Realtors Home Inspections: A Benefit to Realtors

By Mike Auger

The fact the realtor wants a detailed thorough inspection builds trust. They want you to get the best home inspection possible even if it kills the sale. The good realtor wants you to buy a home and be happy with it. When you trust someone, you will do business with them, you will refer friends, co-workers and other people you like to them.

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Common DIY and Safety Questions Common DIY and Safety Questions

By Mike Auger

Inspecting homes throughout Rhode Island, I get a repeated question...

Mike, how bad is this defect?...

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Water: Friend or Foe Water: Friend or Foe

By Mike Auger

In my career as a home inspector in Rhode Island, I write home inspection reports detailing all my findings on material defects of a home. Every...

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Rhode Island Home Inspections: Frequently Asked Questions Rhode Island Home Inspections: Frequently Asked Questions

By Mike Auger

I'm buying a new home: do I really need a Rhode Island home inspection? Well... yes! Some lenders require a home inspection; some insurance companies will too. But the main thing you need it for is to know what you're buying.

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