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Cleaning a humidifier in a hard water area

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LoopyLa Tue 18-Mar-14 10:17:42

I've had 2 humidifiers for my toddler DS's room but they've both stopped working due to hard water scale deposits. I did try to clean them but probably not often enough! hmm

Does anyone know of a quick & easy way to clean the inside of a humidifier to banish those annoying deposits? Either daily, weekly or whenever? Or of a way to reduce the deposits in the first place?

TIA smile

PigletJohn Tue 18-Mar-14 11:05:05

you could fill them from a Brita jug.

LoopyLa Tue 18-Mar-14 11:47:50

Oh really? That's interesting to know - will it cut down the deposits?

PigletJohn Tue 18-Mar-14 11:57:31

I believe it absorbs the calcium. It does not work the same way as a water softener. I asked Brita once,

Do your humidifiers have a simple wet sponge, or a spray?

LoopyLa Tue 18-Mar-14 12:15:40

They were electric ones which sent out a cool mist, same make & similar model to this

PigletJohn Tue 18-Mar-14 13:22:17

ah, it sprays a mist ultrasonically. Do the makers have any descaling instructions?

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