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JLH
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May 2018 15 23:12

I'm new

Hi everyone I'm new to the site. I have been caretaking for 3/4 years with another SSO to gain experience when I get my own school I have now moved on. I have been working in my own school since January this year loving the job.

Anyway that's enough about me.

I have a question when we had that snow few months back I ordered some salt grit bags I have stored them my yellow grit bin and some bags in the store cupboard outside but I have noticed the bags seem to have developed fungal or bacteria on the bags I opened up the yellow grit bin today and it's covered in the stuff.

Is the stuff harmful and what's causing it thanks in advance

Jay

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May 2018 16 00:28

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Welcome to the forum.

I would say they are salt crystals which have developed due to moisture in the air. It is unlikely to be fungal or bacteria as salt is a very good preservative and prevents any bacteria from developing. They used to pack fish rations in salt on ships to keep it fresh for months on end.

Nothing to worry about apart from what else is in the room. I used to store salt in the boiler house in the theory that it would keep dry. Alas, all the metal items (including the boilers themselves) in the boiler house started to corrode. Not a good idea [Blush.png]

I also used the minibus once to move some salt bags to save me lugging them up the hill, within 6 months the minibus was covered in rust.
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May 2018 16 06:41

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Welcome aboard bro. Yep, that's salt crystals from the moisture around. Just make sure you stir it up when you go to use it next time to mix it back in.
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May 2018 16 08:22

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Thanks guys I've never seen anything like it before. I wasn't sure if I was breathing in something dangerous or not. It's stored within my container outside which holds toilet rolls toilet paper, cleaning products and random bits and bobs.

But knowing it's safe has made me feel better. The stuff when I wiped it was almost like snow but case solved I can go about my work as normal

Thanks everyone

J

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May 2018 16 08:22

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welcome mate just a bit of salt rash but keep away from anything metal or the rash gets really bad [Waving.png]

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May 2018 16 08:59

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Welcome aboard.

Salt is nothing to worry about unless you have it on steel as it will eat it away really quickly. Tends to happen as the salt gets older. The dryer it can be kept the better.
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