New Home and Appliances - Safe?

amandacatherine

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1) I’m moving from my parents’ into a new manufactured home next week. I’m concerned about using a brand new heating system and new appliances, that they may emit toxins that could hurt my budgies. I was planning on keeping the birds at my parents’ for a couple weeks while I use the appliances so anything harmful can burn off. Is that long enough, and is there anything else I can do to mitigate the risk to my birds? I am always so paranoid that something in the air will hurt them! Is there a detector or way to tell if there are toxins in the air?

2) The house isn’t huge; I’m planning to keep them in the bedroom farthest from the kitchen, but there’s still only one room separating them from the kitchen. As long as I use cookware that is PTFE/PFOA free, will they be okay there?
 

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Manufacturer homes 'now-a-days' are build to the most recent Building Codes of your State. The also are built to the most recent low-energy usage specifications.

I am guessing that your Home has a Natural or Propane heating system. This new technology is IMHO is benign to a point that there is zero air mix between the interior area and the fuel burning chamber. As a result there is zero concern regarding the Furnace.

The only other item of concern would be the Range and since it is rare that Manufacturer Home to have Kitchen Vents to the great outdoors, which requires the extensive use of the bathroom vents. The ovens tend to have a light coating used as part of manufacturing that can cause problems. The normal way of clearing that coating is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and leave it at that temperature for a three, plus hours. The bathroom vents can be used to clear the air with a Kitchen window left open.

The Home is commonly delivered with a primer water based paint. There will be a newly painted smell to the Home and with time it will fade.

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amandacatherine

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Manufacturer homes 'now-a-days' are build to the most recent Building Codes of your State. The also are built to the most recent low-energy usage specifications.

I am guessing that your Home has a Natural or Propane heating system. This new technology is IMHO is benign to a point that there is zero air mix between the interior area and the fuel burning chamber. As a result there is zero concern regarding the Furnace.

The only other item of concern would be the Range and since it is rare that Manufacturer Home to have Kitchen Vents to the great outdoors, which requires the extensive use of the bathroom vents. The ovens tend to have a light coating used as part of manufacturing that can cause problems. The normal way of clearing that coating is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and leave it at that temperature for a three, plus hours. The bathroom vents can be used to clear the air with a Kitchen window left open.

The Home is commonly delivered with a primer water based paint. There will be a newly painted smell to the Home and with time it will fade.

Welcome Home!
Thank you so much!! I’ll definitely preheat the oven before I bring the birds in. Hopefully some warmer weather comes soon so I can open the windows without freezing!
 

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