21 September 2011
This article was written in September 2011 and discusses what to look out for when purchasing a property. An easy checklist for the new home buyer can include ensuring that there is no mould or moisture issues under or in the house itself. Good ventilation and no visible mobile phone base stations or high voltage power lines are easy things to look out for.
Ensure that you know what the property was previously used for, as you do not want to be situated on an old tip or where industry or a petrol stattion used to be based. Staying a good distance away from busy traffic routes and roads will also help in relation to indoor air quality. This is not all discussed in the article but it is a good article in terms of warning that a house and the environment in which you live and or work every day can and will affect your health and wellbeing.
If you are unsure about any aspect of the house or environment being a potential health hazard it is recommended that you contact a qualified Building Biologist to assess the home and surroundings.
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