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Posted by Nelson Matos on 8/16/2017

Welcome to the Mill River Complex! This beautiful, well maintained, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Garden style condo is located in a sought after location. Nestled in a lovely landscaped area that offers privacy, peace and quiet, yet close to Routes 495, 140, 24, and the Myles Standish Industrial Park. Hardwood floors through out. Off of the corridor is a Large Master Bedroom with access to a Master Bath and Laundry! Secure storage is located in the basement. Move in Ready. First showing is Saturday at the open house 11-1pm come take a look and make an offer!

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Posted by Nelson Matos on 8/13/2017

Most of us toss things into the trash without considering where it goes after. The fact that items end up in rivers, water supplies, the ocean, and landfills escapes us because throwing something into the trash is such a seemingly simple act. However, many common items throughout your home are considered household hazardous waste. The EPA defines household hazardous waste as products that can "catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic." The EPA, state and local government regulate the use, storage, and disposal of such materials. Improper disposal includes pouring them into the ground or down a drain, as well as throwing them out with the garbage. Learning which products you need to dispose of properly will help you and the environment. Read on to learn which products you might not realize shouldn't be thrown out with the trash, and how to properly dispose of those items.

Where do I dispose of __________?

  • Batteries  Anything in your home that is battery-powered is considered household hazardous waste. Batteries contain strong, corrosive acids that can harm us and the environment alike. There are many different types of batteries and disposal methods vary accordingly. Contact your local hazardous waste disposal site or bring small alkaline batteries to a recycling center than some stores have.
  • CFL light bulbs CFLs contain mercury and are therefore considered household hazardous waste. You can bring them to your local hazardous waste disposal site or bring them to a store that recycles CFL bulbs, such as The Home Depot. Just call first to make sure your local store participates.
  • Medication, needles, and lancets Many medications can be disposed of in the trash. However, prescriptions should be brought to a take-back facility. Check with your local law enforcement for a time and place to bring expired or unused medications. For sharps like needles and lancets, put them in a sharps container and ask your doctor about local disposal areas.
  • Pesticides and herbicides These chemicals can be dangerous to local plant and wildlife. They can also be flammable and should be disposed of at your local hazardous waste disposal site.
  • Ink cartridges Many stores will collect your used up ink cartridges and give you a discount on your next purchase. Other companies offer rebates for mailing in empty cartridges. Try your local Staples first.
  • Automotive liquids Fuel, oil, antifreeze, and other automotive liquids are all considered hazardous. Many auto parts stores accept used oil and other automotive liquids, or you can bring these items to your hazardous waste disposal site.
  • Household cleaners  Cleaning supplies like ammonia and drain cleaner contain harsh chemicals that may be considered hazardous in your area. If you can't use up the products, you could consider donating them to a local store or organization who could. Otherwise, check with your local hazardous waste disposal center to determine the best option.
  • E-waste (electronics waste) E-waste is growing more and more common with advancing technologies that are becoming outdated faster and faster. Many state and local governments regulate e-waste. Some stores, like Staples or Best Buy, accept electronics and electronic appliances for recycling but you should call before dropping your items off. Another option is to donate your working electronics to a place like Goodwill, Savers, or The Salvation Army.

Posted by Nelson Matos on 8/6/2017

We all want a more energy efficient home. And while we know an energy efficient home is an eco-friendly one our favorite benefit is that it also helps save on utility bills each year. Below are some ways you can perform a home energy audit yourself to hunt out the places your home needs to have repaired to prevent energy leaks: Manual Tests Start by locating any air leaks. Areas where two different building materials meet are especially susceptible. These places include along baseboards and floors or where walls meet the ceiling. If there are any obvious cracks or gaps you have an energy leak. Windows, doors, plumbing, switches, and outlets are all guilty suspects as well and should be tested for drafts. For less obvious leaks dampening your hand and passing it over areas that are likely offenders will help you find drafts. If there is a draft the passing air will make your hand feel cool as it passes by. Another test to try is to start by closing any vents in the room and then light some incense. Watch closely if the smoke moves or billows around in areas you suspect are a culprit to any energy leaks. If the smoke wavers there is a leak. Check for leaks around windows and doors by closing them on a paper bill. If it is easy to pull out the bill you have a leak. This test is also a great way to check the seal of your fridge doors for any leaks. Tech Tests Buy a home energy monitor to determine which appliances are your biggest energy hogs. Consider upgrading old appliances to more energy efficient ones, keeping them unplugged when not in use or getting rid of the appliance altogether if it isn’t essential. Devices that have a standby are energy consumers even when “off” as they are never truly off. If it has an indicator light, charger, AC adapter or digital clock than it is using up power when plugged in. Plugging these devices into a power strip will allow you to easily flip them to off and disconnect all power to them when not in use. Investing in a handheld infrared thermal leak detector to detect any leaks in walls in places like outlets, cable wire holes or around windows, doors and attic hatches. If you find a significant difference in temperature as you pass the detector over a likely culprit you have an air leak on your hands. Whether you opt for the cheap ways to audit your home or invest in a little bit of tech to hunt out those energy leaks taking the time to test your home is well worth the effort. Finding where you home is losing energy and repairing them will save you money in the long run and turn your home will become a more eco-friendly one to boot!

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Posted by Nelson Matos on 8/5/2017

Welcome Home to this beautiful split level home located on a corner lot with lots of updates and curb appeal. Features 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, cozy living room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling, large eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets, finished basement and lots of storage. Stay cool in the summer with central air and save in the winter with the energy efficient heating system and new vinyl windows. Newer carpets and laminate flooring throughout. Nicely landscaped yard with fenced in back yard - great for entertaining. First showing will be Open House, Saturday, August 5th - 12pm-2pm. Stop by and make an offer...

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Posted by Nelson Matos on 8/1/2017

A rare find... Check out this solid, clean and spacious 3 family home with small detached single family home in one lot.This neat property offers: 1st floor with 3-4 bedrooms, large eat-in kitchen and an adorable outdoor patio. 2nd floor apartment offers 3 bedrooms, eat in kitchen with tile floors and beautiful tile back splash, an enclosed porch and large living room. 3rd floor apartment is equally as spacious with 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors throughout, double living room that could also be used as a separate dining room and a bright large eat-in kitchen. Finished basement with Kitchen and Bath, plenty of storage and a coin-operated laundry room. Separate 1 bedroom ranch in backyard - perfect for owner occupied or additional rental income. Almost everything updated, Separate utilities, Gas heat, New roof and much more. Current rents much below market rents. Check it out and make an offer..

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