When buying a home, there are so many more aspects than simply signing the paperwork. There can be concerns for air quality, interest in renovating the heating, refrigerating or air conditioning, or even CDC questions. Knowing where to look to find accurate information is important and below are some of the most important websites for such inquiries.
Residential Environmental Services of America uses professional analysis of environmental inspections to resolve issues due to asbestos, dust and mold causing allergies.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration website lists the laws and regulations for home services such as electrical, plumbing, and heating to ensure safety standards are up kept and your home does not pose any threats to your health.
Building Science Corp specializes in consulting and re/assessing building technology to determine the safety and standards for your home.
For advice on updating or changing any aspect of your home involving heating or refrigerating, check out the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers.
Some other websites with more specific information along the lines of safety and health in your home:
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Indoor Air Quality Association
- Center for Disease Control
- Institute for inspection, Cleaning and restoration certification
- American Industrial Hygiene Association
- Environmental Education Foundation
In addition to the links above, there are a few websites that, specific to homeowners, can be very useful. For example information such as health statistics, immunology and mortgage advice and information.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp website is equipped with guides for home buying, renting a home, and even mortgage loan insurance. It can be tricky to understand the steps that need to be taken in order for the home-buying process to go smoothly, but the guides available through this site help to relieve that stress.
The National Association of Home Builders Resource Center has some quality tips and information on the standards of homebuilding and how to ensure safety in your home, especially concerning mold.
Colorado Department of public Health and Environment has some valuable tools and information about their services, and health and safety tips involving the environment and what you can do in an emergency.
For more specific information about home buying environmental services feel free to also check out the following links:
- National Center for Housing and the Environment
- Minnesota Department of Health
- National Center for Health statistics
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
- Allergy and Clinical Immunology International