BEATING THE HEAT

Common sense and awareness of potential hazards help home owners prevent scald burns and other accidents.

Tap Water Scalds

Every year thousands of patients are admitted to emergency rooms with tap water scalds.
The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association recomends that the full-on hot water temperature at the faucet be set between 120' and 125' F. At that temperature it requires four minutes to scald. Also, the burn is easier to recover from.


KNOWN FACTS

Water Heaters:
The water heater is one of the most common-and most neglected-appliances in the home.


Carbon Monoxide:
Carbon monoxide wreaks havoc in the body because it latches onto the hemoglobin, the component in blood that carries oxygen to cells. Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin with 240 times more sticking power than oxygen. Soon cells can't get the oxygen they need. A headache is one classic early symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning: fatigue, nausea and dizziness are others. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home will decrease the chances of corbon monoxide poisoning by 80%.
LINKS:
TO OTHER SELF-HELP PLUMBING SITES

Click on web addresses below

I. www.plumbnet.com

Enter into Plumbnet's interactive plumbing network for expert advice, new products, industry trends and chat.

II. www.toiletology.com

A complete course in "toilet training". This site offers 33 lessons about throne anatomy, basic repairs, water conservation and "preventive plumbing".


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