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October 2012
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Greetings!
 
The large multi-room addition we have been working on in Wellington's Binks Estates neighborhood is now complete.  By looking at the various interior photos above it is easy to see why the homeowners are thrilled with the final product.

There are a wide variety of new jobs that will be starting as soon as permits are issued.  They include water damage repairs, a master bathroom remodel for accessibility, and rebuilding an addition that is sinking because it was not built properly the first time.  Interesting pictures will be in future issues.
 
Our "remodeled" website is up and running.  Have you check it out yet? I  look forward to getting your feedback.  The site address is:  www.leadingedgehomes.com

Till next month...

Sincerely,

 

Todd Perry
Leading Edge Homes, Inc.

 

Why It's Important to Maintain Your A/C System
The main job of your A/C system is to remove moisture from the air inside your house.  Low humidity is what makes the air comfortable.  This moisture leaves the air handler unit (indoor part of system) as water that flows out of the machine and drips outside through a pipe (condensate line).

 

Here is why ensuring that the condensate line is clear and free of any build up is so important.  If the line becomes clogged, the water can not go outside and backs up into the machine.  If you are lucky, your machine has a safety float switch in the line that detects a backup and turns the machine off until the line is cleared.  If you are not lucky, the machine will continuously dump water on the floor and create a flood which can lead to water damage and mold. 

 

Two of my clients just experienced this preventable disaster and can attest to the fact that it is no fun at all.  I recommend three things to avoid this headache:

  1. Install a safety float switch in the main condensate pan (will shut machine down if main line get clogged)
  2. Put a galvanized metal pan under the air handler unit with a safety float switch in it (will shut machine down if main line safety fails and/or machine overflows main pan)
  3. Install a PVC ball valve clean out fitting in the main drain line (allows easy access for pouring a cup of bleach down the line every month)

 

If you need a recommendation for an excellent A/C contractor who can install any of the above items if you don't already have them, please call the office at 561-795-2551 or email me at: [email protected] and we will give you their name and number.

 

 A Vanity Sink Is a Vanity Sink, right?
Like so many things in life, you get what you pay for.  Inexpensive vitrous china bowls from China, Mexico, Spain and elsewhere are available from the big box stores and local plumbing boutique stores.  Beware, however, of what you buy.

 

A past client of mine found out the hard way and it cost her over $700 to correct the problem.  Vitrous china bowls are glazed and MUST have either a sticker on them stating what American or Canadian safety standard they have passed or have manufacturer's documentation stating what American or Canadian safety standard they have passed.  For tempered glass vessels (bowls that sit on top of the counter like in the picture at the top of this newsletter) there is a Canadian safety standard they must pass.  Plumbing inspectors check for this.  Don't fail an inspection needlessly.

If you have specific questions, please call me at 561-795-2551 or email me at: [email protected] and I'll be happy to share my knowledge with you.
On a Personal Note...
He did it.  Whoo-hoo!  My son has passed the Florida Bar exam and has been sworn in as an attorney. 
 
Todd Perry
Leading Edge Homes, Inc.
729 Cindy Drive
Wellington, Florida 33414
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In This Issue
Why It's Important to Maintain Your A/C System
A Vanity Sink Is a Vanity Sink, right?
Featured Article
Want to ensure your A/C system doesn't flood your house one day?  Then click on "Why It's Important to Maintain Your A/C System" above.

 

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