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Relevant Safety and Homeownership Articles

Aluminum Wiring Fix for House Circuits

Carbon Monoxide Injures Family Article, The Columbian

Deck Collapse Kills Woman Article

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Article

Homeowners Insurance - Past Claims Can Effect New Owners Article

Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Warning

Professional Inspection Education (PIE) training business    

www.ProInspectionEd.com

To Check Home Inspector Licenses

Washington Department of Licensing (Licensed Home Inspector)

        https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/bpdLicenseQuery/

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WDO Licensing)

        www.agr.wa.gov/PestFert/LicensingEd/Search/

Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB)  (Home Inspector and Contractor Licensing)

       https://ccbed.ccb.state.or.us/ccb_frames/consumer_info/ccb_index.htm

Oregon Department of Agriculture (WDO Licensing)

        http://oda.state.or.us/dbs/licenses/search.lasso?&division=pest

Health & Safety Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Mold, etc.)

www.cdc.gov

Consumer Products Safety Commission (Recalls)

        www.cpsc.gov

Doctor Fungus.com (Mold Info Resource)

        www.doctorfungus.org

Institute for Business and Home Safety

        www.disastersafety.org

Mold Tips Web site by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

www.moldtips.com

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

www.epa.gov

Health & Safety - Specific Publication Links

Do It Yourself Network (Mold Investigation)

        http://www.diynet.com/DIY/article/0,2058,9488,00.html

EPA - Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?

www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html

EPA - Asbestos in Your Home

www.epa.gov/asbestos/ashome.html

EPA - Protect Your Family and Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/coftsht.html

EPA - Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home

www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/leadpdfe.pdf

EPA - Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldguide.html

EPA - A Citizen's Guide to Radon

www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html

EPA - Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon

www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html

Institute for Business and Home Safety (Protect Yourself from Water Damage)

        http://www.disastersafety.org/natural_disasters/water_damage.asp?id=8

The Insurance Information Institute (Homeowner Insurance - Mold)

www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insurance/mold2/

Oregon Public Health Services (Fact Sheet: Household Mold)

        www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/esc/docs/mold.cfm

Government and Association Links

American Institute of Inspectors (AII)     American Institute of Inspectors logo

        www.inspection.org

Building Industry Association of Southwest Washington

www.biasw.org

Census 2000 Results for Washington

www.ofm.wa.gov/census2000/profiles/index.htm

Clark County Association of Realtors

www.ccrealtors.com

Clark County Community Development

www.co.clark.wa.us/ComDev/Building/

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

www.hud.gov

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

www.nahb.org

National Association of Realtors (NAR)

www.Realtor.org

Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors (NWOCHI)

        www.nwhomeinspections.com

Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB)  (Home Inspector and Contractor Licensing)

        www.ccb.state.or.us

Oregon Department of Agriculture (WDO Licensing)

        www.oda.state.or.us

Portland Bureau of Development Services

www.opdr.ci.portland.or.us

Southwest Washington International Code Council

www.icboswwc.org

U.S. Census Bureau

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/53/53011.html

Washington Dept. of Labor and Industries (Contractor Licensing)

www.lni.wa.gov

Washington State Association of Realtors

www.waRealtor.com

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WDO Licensing)

        www.agr.wa.gov

Washington State Legislature, General Pesticide Regulations (WDO Inspection Requirements)

www.leg.wa.gov/wac/index.cfm?fuseaction=chapterdigest&chapter=16-228

Industry and Product Links

Cadet Electric Wall Heaters

www.cadetco.com

NAHB - Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Facts

http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=293

Louisiana-Pacific Inner-Seal Siding (Class Action Lawsuit)

www.lpsidingclaims.com

Weyerhaeuser Hardboard Siding (Class Action Lawsuit)

www.weyerclaims.com

Other Helpful Links

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Better Homes & Gardens

www.bhg.com

DoItYourself.com

www.doityourself.com

Do It Yourself Network

        www.diynet.com

HomeTips.com

www.hometips.com

Journal of Light Construction

        www.jlconline.com

MSN - House and Home (Getting the House Inspected)

http://houseandhome.msn.com/homes/inspection.aspx

This Old House Online

www.thisoldhouse.com

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