I just checked my humidifier, which I installed last winter.
I know you're supposed to turn it off over the summer and clean
it, but somehow it got left on and I never got to cleaning it.
I opened it up, turned off the water, and took out the pan.
YUCK! Something was growing in there. Two spongy-looking
things, one was the size of a ping-pong ball, the other a
I emptied it and cleaned it out the best I could. I think I'll get
a new foam pad for it; it's not worth cleaning.
My question is: do these fungi or whatever spread spores in the air?
They were submerged, but I'm wondering if we're breathing the stuff.
Should I scrub the house down from top to bottom? What about the
I know that we're advised to keep the thing clean, but I've never
heard of any serious health warnings. How serious is this?