Furnace not heating the house? There are a few things you can check while waiting for a repair person to show up. It’s important to keep the house warm, your health and that of your family depends on the warmth a furnace provides, particularly in the cold of winter. First of all, make sure that someone has not in advertently turned down the thermostat , as obvious as it may seem. Turn the thermostat’s temperature dial up about 10 degrees above your normal setting and give it minutes to see if it the heat comes on again.
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Home safety and security is one of the most important concerns of families today. Crime, fires, and accidents may threaten a home’s security at any time. However, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. By preparing and taking a few precautions, it may be possible to avoid disaster.
The swimming pool pump fulfills the function of drawing water from your pool, pushing it through the filtration equipment, and then returning it to the pool. The majority of pool pumps on the market are an integral unit housing an electric motor and a mechanical pump sealed in heavy duty molded plastic. They are available in a variety of horsepower sizes, starter system configurations and casing materials, but the basic design does not vary too much.
Mold is a fungus that can be found in damp places like bathrooms and basements. Mold travels in the air as tiny spores. The spores find their way to a wet area. This is where the spores breed and grow.
Effects of Mold on Human Health
Great exposure to mold can cause a lot of health problems. Mold can effect the human health by causing allergies, infections, and toxicity. Those most at risk are infants and children, the elderly, pregnant women, allergy and asthma patients, and immune compromised patients. Symptoms that you may be exposed to mold are wheezing, nasal and sinus congestion, burning eyes, and a dry cough. Other more severe symptoms may include headaches, memory loss, and flu like symptoms. These may be a sign of exposure to toxic mold.
Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) belong to the bird family Columbidae, most people refer to them as “pigeons”. Contrary to popular belief, they do not spread disease to people, with the possible exception of avian flu, and it isn’t quite fair to call them “rats with wings”. However, they can be a nuisance around a home; they leave droppings that make a big mess and their cooing is annoying to just above everyone. Pigeons can also carry parasites like lice and ticks. If you’ve found this page I’m sure you don’t need to be sold on the need to get rid of pigeons around your house.