Ahhh the question I get more and more as of late. Do you inspect like Mike Holmes? Do you like Mike Holmes?
OK, Mike Holmes has an entertaining show, the premise is he is following a bad inspector’s work and fixes the problems. Mr. Holmes has brought attention to my profession, and that’s good. More attention will mean more scrutiny and hopefully, better quality and service for you.
He does sensationalize it a bit. He does trash other inspectors, but not ALL OTHER inspectors, only ones who do a bad job.
You need to remember that I cant go busting down walls just to have a look, as i do not have a show and the intent on putting it back. As home inspection is a visual inspection. yes I have some test equipment to help me find as much as possible, but i cant disassemble, or remove things to try to find hidden issues.
What i do, is take my time, follow a system proven by me and other NACHI inspectors to give you the best inspection and reporting i can every time. I continuously educate myself to learn better ways to inspect property.
I don’t personally know Mike only his TV persona, cant say i like or dislike him. If he brings attention to standards of practice and the bad inspectors are forced out of the industry because of public awareness and intolerance of sub-par work, then i like what he’s doing.
All that being said, I have never seem a home I’ve inspected on his show.Mike Auger Rhode Island Home Inspector Auger Enterprises, Inc. email@example.com (401) 578 – 4878 RICB # 32856 NACHI # 110606065