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Old 06-10-2018, 03:05 PM   #1
ElkTwin
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Biofilm in active humidifier

I noticed today that the humidity in my main cabinet was taking longer than usual to climb back to normal after having the door open. I pulled the humidifier and found that the media and water pan were choked with a slimy, gelatinous mass of bio-film that had built up over a couple of years. That meant the water could not evaporate properly and led to a stagnation issue resulting in a bit of mold and some dark fungus on the walls of the unit.

Nothing a toothbrush and some bleach couldn't handle, but it could have been worse if left for longer. When the humidifier clogs it can't distribute moisture properly so you get a humid hot spot around the unit and dryer air farther away. A recipe for mold...
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