You love the benefits of your humidifier – softer skin, relief from coughs, and no new gaps forming in your hardwood flooring, woot! But chances are, you don’t always remember to clean your humidifier. And that’s a no-no. Cleaning your humidifier is actually really important (and really easy, too).
What happens when you don’t clean your humidifier?
1. Mineral buildup, leading to poor performance
The water that you add to the tank leaves hard mineral deposits (“scale”) throughout the humidifier. Scale can clog up your humidifier and hamper its performance.
2. Mold/bacteria growth, leading to unclean moisture or odors
Without regular cleaning, the parts of your humidifier that come into contact with water can develop mold and bacteria growth.
Since nobody wants a humidifier that (1) doesn’t work well or (2) becomes a mold hang-out spot, you absolutely need to clean your humidifier regularly.
The 3 Steps to Effective Cleaning
The good news is, cleaning your humidifier is really easy, especially if you clean it regularly.
1. Daily rinse and refill
A daily rinse and refill goes a long way towards preventing scale and mold/bacteria growth in the first place.
2. Weekly descale and disinfect
During periods of time when you’re using your humidifier, descale and disinfect it once a week.
If your humidifier has a filter, the filter should be replaced every 30-60 days.
3. Seasonal shut-down and start-up
The benefits of humidifying outweigh the small amount of cleaning that keeps your humidifier working well.
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