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Why is my humidifier leaking?

January 19, 2010

Answer: Your household water supply feeds the humidifier. Yours may have a reservoir or use a continuous flow system.Humidifier

Check the water connections and valves for leaks. Reservoir systems use a float ball to control the level of water in the holding tank. Make sure the float is working properly.

If your humidifier is a continuous flow set-up,you want to make sure that all the hoses, valves, and tubing are connected tightly.Plastic fittings and hoses have a tendency to break down over time. You will also want to make sure that the filter and drain lines aren’t clogged or kinked in any way.

Due to expansion from heat, and contraction from cold, sometimes fittings become loose. Put a wrench on and make sure the   connections are snug and secure.

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Fall home maintenance checklist

September 18, 2009

Fall is here and it’s time once again to break out the rake and clean the gutters.

Periodic home maintenance will help to prevent expensive repair jobs down the road and this Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist from the NationalPost.com is a good place to start. This story offers important inspection suggestions and tips every home owner should perform.

Some appliance-related items from the story include:

1. “Clean out the dryer exhaust vent.”

    We want to add: Clogged clothes dryer vent’s are one of the cause of house fires in the U.S. (according to Consumer Reports, about 4,000 per year) To aid your cleaning, purchase a vent cleaning kit that attaches to your home vacuum cleaner.

    If your dryer venting has become bent and pushed in over time, replace it with metal clothes dryer ducts, either flexible or solid.

    2. “Check for proper operation of gas or propane dryers as they can vent carbon monoxide into the home”

      We want to add: Purchase a carbon monoxide and install one on every level of your home. According to the HomeSafe.com website, “Do not install carbon monoxide detectors directly above or beside fuel-burning appliances, as appliances may emit a small amount of carbon monoxide upon start-up.” That’s good to know!

      Also, check over your air humidifier machine. Purchase or order any humidifier filters, humidifier wicks, cleaners, water treatments, or other humidifier parts now.

      If your humidifier is not working properly, use the internet to look for free sources of humidifier repair help.