What is it?

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  1. Jul 18, 2017 #1

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    What is it?

    Should I be worried?

    How do I clean it up?

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    Photobucket doesn't like you today.

    You can directly upload pictured here
     
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    Photobucket has adopted a pay to play policy.
     
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    Looks like they don't want people using them much anymore.
     
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    Here it is.

    floor 1.jpg
     
  6. Jul 18, 2017 #6

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    right now it is just a picture.:)
    Where is it, what shape is it ? what is it attached to? what material do you think it is?
     
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    It is on the concrete floor beside my freezer in my basement. I am thinking it is some sort of salt. It is crusty.

    Can I just vacuum it up?
    How do I prevent it?
    Where is it coming from?
     
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    My house in California did that on my garage floor every time it got wet. I was never sure of what it was but I just swept it away til the next time. Made it so my epoxy floors started chipping up. It is Efflorescent, pretty much salt from the concrete. They sell chemicals that are supposed to stop it or reduce it.
     
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    Ok, S, now I know what it is, and what is causing it, and how to clean it.

    Is there any way to stop it from occurring again? Why is it happening near the drain of my freezer?

    I know I have seen white in other places too, so this is likely a problem with the entire basement.
     
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    Water wicks toward heat in concrete. The heat of the compressor likely doesn't help.
     
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    Would putting it on blocks be better?
     
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    Definite maybe.:p
     
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    Looks like effervescence.
     
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    I would put down something like this.

    Deep Penetrating Sealer
     

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