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Humidifier filter clogged in one month with white residue

What causes the residue?

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  • gyale28e Jan 27, 2009

    We tested the water from the well and after leaving the water softener. This is limestone country, so calcium was what we expected. The results show the calcium content is high going into the softener and low coming out. The guy who installed the humidifier has never senn anything like our problem.



    We did change from salt crystals to salt pellets in the water softener. Does anyone have experience with salt pellets in a water softener? Any problems?

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Thanks for you question,
the residue that you are seeing is Calcium, it is a natural mineral that is found in all water, the easiest way to remove the calcium build up from your humidifier screen is to use (CLR) it is a calcium, lime and rust remover, a simple diluted mixture with water, then soak the screen for about half an hour, rinse the screen then reinstall, a soft water system would help with the calcium build up as well, but tend to be alittle on the spendy side, your could try inline mineral filters that need replacing yearly, I really hope that helped ansewr your question, let us know with some feed back, thanks again for your question, mr.grzz

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