After 43 years in the real estate business Jim has decided to retire. He began his career in Portland Oregon in 1976 selling homes on Portland's east side. In 1981 he moved his family to Bend. Jim now turns his business over to his son Matt ...View More
Bend Oregon real estate brokers have a responsibility to inform their client about lead clean up. - If testing identifies the presence of lead in paint, there are various remedial options available. It should first be noted that if the lead-based paint is in good condition and not on a surface ...View More
If exposure to lead is suspected, then a blood-screening test can determine the level of lead in the blood. The amount of lead in the blood is expressed as micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl). It is estimated that the general population of the United States had a lead blood level ...View More
The effects of lead on human health have been known for years. The Greeks even suspected that it was a poison. The scientific community has known for years that high levels of lead ingestion or inhalation may be the basis of many serious health problems. Recent studies have shown that ...View More
For centuries, lead was used in many products. The Greeks and Romans used lead in making pottery. Some historians have attributed the decline of the Roman Empire in part to lead poisoning. Lead was even used in medicines in early Greece and other ancient cultures. More recently, lead was used ...View More
Many homeowners in Bend do not realize the serious health related risks of asbestos exposure. They will simply reason that a one-time removal of asbestos containing materials from their house cannot pose that great of a risk. Although no governmental agency can prevent a homeowner from doing his/her own ...View More
The majority of asbestos fibers enter the body through inhalation. The fibers less frequently enter the body through ingestion. The fibers cannot be absorbed into the body through the skin. Older Bend homes for sale can contain asbestos.
If inhaled, asbestos fibers can cause diseases that harm the ...View More
Asbestos describes six naturally occurring fibrous materials found in rock formations. Of the general group, the minerals amosite, chrysotile, and crocidolite have been commonly used in building materials. These minerals are primarily found in Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, the United States, and Canada. Much ...View More
Bend Oregon has pure water!!
No water is naturally pure. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves and absorbs the substances it touches. Some of these substances are harmless ...View More