View Full Version : Stopping/delaying slime buildup in humidifier.

05-08-2015, 07:08 PM
In a large auto filling humidifier (one used to humidify a ~10,000 cigar humidor) is there a way to halt or slow the development of slime/mold?

05-08-2015, 09:54 PM
Take the humidifier out, clean it thoroughly with bleach solution -- especially the water tank. Make sure that you clean the housing well too -- running the bleach solution though all the tubes/nooks/crannies, etc. If the humidifier uses wicks -- get a new wick too.

Wharf Rat
05-09-2015, 11:25 AM
If you're talking about algae (pond scum), it needs light to survive. So, don't give it any...

05-09-2015, 11:43 AM
Cleaning with bleach has been covered. I might try a UV light on the water reservoir , should kill any nasties that grow into scum.

05-09-2015, 04:02 PM
Thank you very much for your responses. I'm assuming that bleach tablets or slow release bleach substances wouldn't be a good idea, though, as the bleach would end up being dispersed into the air when the machine turns on, yeah? Not so good for the cigars, I'd imagine.