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Old 06-08-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Default Water spilled down floor air vent--problem?

My cat overturned his water bowl which was near the floor air vent in a room. Some water went down there--at most 1/2 a cup. Is this a problem? What should I do?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
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The water is probably caught in a low point in the ductwork somewhere. 1/2 cup is not too much, so you could probably dry it out by turning the fan on and running the AC or heat for a while.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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The AC is on and will be on all night--should this dry it out? Are there any bad things that could come of this? I think it is probably a lot less than 1/2 a cup, as most of it got soaked up by the carpet.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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If you are concerned, you can lift the vent off and stick a towel down in there to swab off the excess water, as far as you can safely go...... but don't let go and get it stuck in there, and be careful not to cut your hand on any sheet metal edges.
It will probably evaporate too...
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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NOT a problem.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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I would worry more about why the cat is trying to ruin your life an induce stress (by worrying about spilled water), than the 1/2 cup that spilled.
Not an issue.

Now if the cat took a pee in the duct - THAT is a problem.
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