Priority One Home Inspections is involved in developing and teaching courses in building codes, builder’s licensing, home inspection, testing/inspecting for mold, and lead-based paint renovation, repair, and painting.
Teaching others what you know is a rewarding experience. And learning new things is natural and exciting for us all. Great ways to become a teacher include spending a lot of time studying and learning, whether on the Internet, in a library, in a classroom, or simply by listening in a conversation with others. Good home inspectors learn new things constantly, in the designs and features of new construction materials, kitchen and utility room appliances, roofing and siding products, electrical and plumbing equipment, safety products, and building codes. Some home inspectors have personal experience in construction trades, such as structures and roof framing, roofing and siding, concrete walls and slabs, insulation, drywalling and painting, finish carpentry and cabinets/counter-tops, flooring, tile work, electrical and mechanical, systems, moisture controls, ventilation, and deck-building. But some inspectors have neither on-the-job experience or formal education. Some are not licensed builders or degreed scientists/engineers.
As an adjunct to thorough home inspections and 35 years of on-site experience in all of the areas above, I am privileged to be a licensed builder and a State of Michigan approved instructor for the builders licensing courses, building code update classes, and lead paint renovation, repair, and painting. I also offer courses in mold inspection and testing, home inspection training, and radon, lead, and asbestos testing. So while I inspect your home, ask questions and be prepared to come away with some new and interesting information. And tell me about your experiences as well, because most of my knowledge comes from those who took the time to be a teacher.