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Co2 safety Recommednations

 
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that formsfrom incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleumgas, oil, wood or coal.
 
 
 
Facts and Figures
 
480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from non-fire-relatedcarbon-monoxide poisoning.
 
Most CO exposures occur during the winter months, especially in December(including 56 deaths, and 2,157 non-fatal exposures), and in January (including69 deaths and 2,511 non-fatal exposures).

failure in double pane windows

 
 
 
Condensation is the accumulation of liquid water on relatively cold surfaces.
 
 
Almost all aircontains water vapor, the gas phase of water composed of tiny water droplets.The molecules in warm air are far apart from one another and allow thecontainment of a relatively large quantity of water vapor. As air cools, itsmolecules get closer together and squeeze the tiny vapor droplets closertogether, as well. A critical temperature, known as the dew point, exists wherethese water droplets will be forced so close together that they merge intovisible liquid in a process called condensation.

Knob & Tube wiring

 
Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was an early standardized method ofelectrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard,although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved.
 
 
 
Facts AboutKnob-and-Tube Wiring:
 
It has no ground wire and thus cannot service any three-pronged appliances.
 
While it is considered obsolete, there is no code that requires itscomplete removal.

bathroom fan ventilation issues

 
 
Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust odors and moist airto the home's exterior. Typical systems consist of a ceiling fan unit connectedto a duct that terminates at the roof.
 
 
Fan Function  
 
 
 
 The fan may be controlled in one of several ways:
 
Most are controlled by a conventional wall switch.
 
A timer switch may be mounted on the wall.
 
A wall-mounted humidistat can be pre-set to turn the fan on and offbased on different levels of relative humidity

wet basement solutions

 
Water Damage Concerns
 
 
 
Basements are typically the area of a structure most at risk for water damage because they are located below grade and surrounded by soil.  Soil releases water it has absorbed during rain or when snow melts, and the water can end up in the basement through leaks or cracks.  Water can even migrate through solid concrete walls via capillary action, which is a phenomenon whereby liquid spontaneously rises in a narrow space, such as a thin tube, or via porous materials.
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