For your convenience, we are listing some interesting links that may provide you with helpful information when buying or selling a home.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. EPA and CPSC have banned several asbestos products. Manufacturers have also voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles. Please, read more……
Lead is a toxic metal used for many years in products found in and around our homes, mostly in interior walls, doors, door frames and exterior walls. All homes built before to 1978 are required to provide a lead-based paint disclosure form, referred as the Property Transfer Notification Certification, properly signed by the seller, the listing and the buyer’s agent, as well as, a lead-based paint educational brochure issued by the State of Massachusetts.Please, read more…..
Air and Water Quality – Did you know that there is a growing belief that climate change has an impact on air and water quality and consequently our health and well being? Chemical contaminants released into the air can have the same effect as those released on the ground or in the water: they can persist in the environment and accumulate in the tissues of plants and animals, moving through the food chain and affecting growth and reproduction in living creatures of all sizes. Water Quality
From time to time we find it necessary to contact a city or town to request information about the basic services provided in such city or town, such as utility companies, zoning laws or simply to contact our elected representatives.
This link will take you to the list of telephone contacts for any given city or town in Massachusetts. The link is provided by the office of the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts an it is updated regularly. Click here for more information
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Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. Radon is created when naturally occurring elements such as uranium and radium in rocks and soil break down during a process called radioactive decay. Once radon is emitted, it migrates upwards to the ground surface through pore spaces in the soil. Radon can enter homes through cracks, joints, cavities and gaps in building floors and walls. Radon gas can also dissolve in well water and become released into indoor air from running water, but groundwater is not thought to be a major contributing source of indoor radon.
In outdoor air, radon is diluted with other atmospheric gases and is present at very low concentrations. However, inside buildings and enclosed spaces radon can accumulate to higher concentrations. The concentration of radon gas is measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L). A curie is an international unit of measurement of radioactivity, and a picocurie is one-trillionth of a curie. Click here for more information.