Cleaning a humidifier is not tricky, but getting it right can be unclear. This article explains how to clean your humidifier in easy steps so that you can maintain it and keep it running smoothly.
Cleaning a humidifier is easy if you follow these steps.
Best way to clean your homedics humidifier in a nutshell
Step 1: Unplug the humidifier.
Step 2: Clean all humidifier parts with warm water and a soft cloth or sponge. Make sure to wipe up any water left on the floor after cleaning.
Step 3: Don’t use abrasive cleaners or sponges, as they can damage your humidifier’s plastic parts and cause them to crack over time.
Step 4: Do not immerse your Homedics® product in water (e.g., bathtub).
Unplug it before you do anything else
When cleaning your Homedics humidifier, unplug the unit before doing anything else. That’s because plugging and unplugging a humidifier can be dangerous if you do not do it properly.
It would be best to always unplug your Homedics humidifier before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or damage to the machine is risky.
To safely remove the plug from its socket:
- Unscrew the cap on top of the outlet by turning counterclockwise with a screwdriver (or hand) until it feels loose enough for fingers to grip underneath;
- Use one hand as an anchor point when pulling upward on this cap—if it’s been tightened down securely, it may take some effort.* Slide off this cap completely (if necessary).
Check the water tank
Check the water tank for mold or mildew. Remove any with a soft cloth or paper towel, and clean the surface with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner. Rinse it thoroughly with clean water after cleaning.
Check the base of the humidifier and all removable parts
Clean the base of the humidifier first. Look for mold and mildew. If you find any, pour a cup of white vinegar into the reservoir, then let it sit overnight. The following day, run water through it to rinse out any residue before refilling it with clean water and turning it on again.
Next, check all removable parts for mineral deposits (which can be easily removed with a vinegar solution). Check them for dirt or dust as well as hair or other debris that may have clogged up vents and filters during use over time.
Replace Wick Filters as needed
It would help to replace the wick filters in your humidifier every 1-2 months, depending on your use. This is an easy task; all you need to do is remove the old filter, rinse it with water, then insert a new one.
You can find replacement filters online or at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores. If you need help finding replacement filters for your Homedics humidifier model, contact the manufacturer and ask them directly what the best option is for cleaning their product.
A clean humidifier is a healthy humidifier
A clean humidifier is a healthy humidifier. It’s easier to use, lasts longer, and is better for the environment.
- Cleaning your humidifier regularly will help keep it in better working condition and ensure it can continue performing at its best.
- A clean humidifier will be healthier for your family because it’s easier to maintain and safer from mold growth or microbes that could cause illness if left unchecked.
We hope that we have helped you with your cleaning needs. If you are unsure about anything or have other questions, please contact us!