How To Clean Your Humidifier
Not sure how to clean a humidifier? If you live in a location with a dry climate, you’ll know how important a humidifier is to add some moisture to the air. However, it’s also essential to keep your humidifier clean to make sure it’s working properly. With the knowledge of just a few key techniques in cleaning and maintenance, you’ll really be able to prolong the lifespan of your humidifier.
If you live in a home which has issues with damp and mould then you are more likely to have respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma.
It’s also now known that damp and mould can affect your immune system.
Before you get started cleaning your humidifier, it makes sense to prepare all the materials you will need. These items include white vinegar, tea tree oil or bleach, bottle brush, water, and your humidifier. However, be sure to check the user’s manual to see if you need to use a bottle brush for scrubbing away dirt in the device before getting started.
Remove any remaining water that is still in the tank, and break down the different components of your humidifier. A number of humidifiers come with a lock over the heating element. Again check the manual to make sure that each element that can be removed, is. No point in doing half a job!
After you have cleaned every component of your humidifier, then begin rinsing the unit and its parts with tap water. Be sure to give each component a shake to further remove any dirt or debris, and allow each of the pieces to air-dry.