If you have a humidifier, when wast he last time you cleaned it? Most people probably wouldn’t think of the humidifier as a harbor for germs, but it really is. Think about it…warmth and moisture: two of germs’s favorite things! Not to mention, it can fall victim to mold and mildew. Yuck! Generally speaking, while your humidifier is in use, you should empty and refill the water tank every day. Using filtered water can also help keep mineral deposits at bay. But still, during regular use times, it’s important to give your humidifier a good weekly cleaning. Here are some helpful cleaning tips.
1. Clean the Filter
After unplugging your humidifier, remove the filter if yours is equipped with one. Rinse the filter well in cool water, but don’t use cleaning products on it — they could actually damage your equipment. After rinsing, set the filter on a clean towel and let any excess water drain out. This is one of those cleaning hacks a lot of people miss when cleaning their humidifier.