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Arsenic & Uranium Bedrock Well Study

A summary of results and links to the full text of the USGS report on arsenic & uranium in private wells, with related fact sheets  - http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/arsenic-uranium-bedrock-well-study-2.html

Chimneys

Certified Chimney Sweeps
Chimney Information.

Chimney Safety Institute of America

Chimney information.

Electrical

 

         

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Hazards
Report from Dr. Jesse Aronstein on Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok electrical panels.  

 

Page 20 from Dr. Jesse Aronsteins Report 

Section 10 FPE Stab-Lok panels be replaced?

 

Electrical Fire Safety
For a detailed guide to  protecting your home from electrical fires, read the Department of Fire Services pamphlet.  

 

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is one of the most important parts of the modern electrical system. It is also one of the most misunderstood. It is often thought to be an Overload (Circuit Breaker) device. It is in fact very different. 

 

Knob & Tube Wiring
Knob & Tube wiring. 

 

US CPSC - Electrical Safety
US Consumer Products Safety Commission (US CPSC) - Electrical Safety Publications.

Energy

MassSave

Home Energy Assessment -  An Energy Specialist will assess your home’s current energy use, provide a custom list of energy-saving recommendations, and will help you develop a plan to make your home more energy efficient.

Foundations

CRACK-X 

Foundation Repair. 

 

Foundation Repair Information
Foundation Repair Information.

 

Residential Foundations

Foundation Types.

 

BASE
Boston Association of Structural Engineers.

HVAC - Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning

Air Conditioners 

Air Conditioner operation.

 

U.S. Boiler
Manufacturer of boilers and burners used in oil and gas heating systems.

 

Heat Recovery Ventilators
Heat Recovery Ventilators. 

 

Homeowner Oil Heating System Upgrade and Insurance Law

Homeowners who take these preventive measures can avoid the disruption and expense that can be caused by heating oil leaks. A leak may result in exposure to petroleum vapors in your home.

 

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing ("CSST") is subject to nearby (a.k.a. indirect) lightning strikes causing electrical arching which can rupture CSST products leading to property damage and potential injuries or death.

Lead Paint

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program  The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was established for the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lead poisoning, including the elimination of sources of poisoning through research and educational, epidemiologic, and clinical activities as may be necessary.

Database of Lead Inspections
Lead in residential paint was banned in 1978, and due to the large quantity of pre-1978 homes in Massachusetts, you will find many properties in this database. You can look up the inspection history of a property by entering a street name or street name and number. This database will indicate whether a property has ever been inspected for lead, has had any lead hazards or has a letter of compliance.

Search For A MA Lead Paint Inspector Find a lead paint inspector, private risk assessor, or deleader. Provided by Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services.

Mold / Indoor Air Quality

Facts Regarding Mold
Facts about mold.

Mold Resources
Mold Information from the EPA. 


Enviro Safety Products

Health problems from black mold, exposure symptoms, remediation, and mold understanding.  Learn about products to reduce your risk of harm when exposed to biological pollutants.

Plumbing

List of Title V Inspectors
MassDEP list of Soil Evaluators and Title 5 System Inspectors.

MA Approved Plumbing Products
Approved Plumbing Products System of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters contains over 100,000 plumbing and gas products.

 

MA Plumber Regulations
Rules and Regulations Governing Plumbers and Gas Fitters 248 CMR 1.00 - 11.00

Title V and Septic Systems
Buying or Selling a property with a Septic System.

Roofing
Roof System Solution
Roofing Products and Common Problems.


Roof Ventilation

Roof & Attic Ventilation: Healthier, longer-lasting roof performance.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
A comprehensive list of recalls for products sold in the U.S. . You can search by product type for a list safety recalls. 

 

U.S. Consumer Protection YouTube Channel

In keeping with its commitment to protect the lives of children and families, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is launching "CPSC 2.0," a comprehensive social networking initiative that will make lifesaving and other safety information more accessible to consumers.  Utilizing a variety of technologies and social media sites, CPSC will rapidly expand its reach to millions of consumers.

Wood Destroying Insects

Termites

Consumer Information Bulletin.  Information you should know about termite applications.  Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.