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I was meeting a client for the first time a couple weeks ago, as usual i meet them at the inspection, and when i told him I would be there 2 1/2 – 3 hours he was shocked, and seemed upset.

I questioned him and he said he wasn’t upset with me, he had used another inspector looking at two other homes and was charged rates similar to mine. Here’s the kicker, the other guy was only there 25 minutes!

I asked him, if this guy went up or looked at the roof with binoculars, went in the attic, opened the circuit panel, turned on the heat to check for temperature changes, tested plumbing and electrical items throughout the home, or took multiple photos for the report.

He said, you’re supposed to do all that? I said, I do all that. That’s why I can’t inspect a home in 25 minutes.

OK folks, you can not inspect ANY property in 25 minutes, not and actually find and report things. This poor guy was completely ripped off two other times. Ask questions, and be sure you get what you pay for.

For information on my scope of inspection, in more detail, visit .


Mike Auger
Rhode Island Home Inspector
Auger Enterprises, Inc.
(401) 578 – 4878
RICB # 32856
NACHI # 110606065
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