How to Remove Mildew Stains Caused by Steam Humidifiers
If your home features any steam humidifiers that have been producing mildew stains on your walls or floors, you should educate yourself on how to get rid of them. Fortunately, any mildew stains produced by steam humidifiers can easily be removed with white wine vinegar and a little bit of elbow grease.
Tools You'll Need
Step 1 - Mix Your Cleaning Solution
- White wine vinegar
- Empty spray bottle
- Paper towels
Begin the mildew removal process by combining a mixture of 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup cool water in an empty spray bottle. Once your ingredients have been combined, seal the bottle and proceed with the next step.
Step 2 - Remove the Mildew Stains
With your homemade mildew remover at the ready, spray it onto any areas that show mildew stains. Then, after allowing your solution to set in for several minutes, use a sponge, washcloth or paper towel to vigorously scrub the stained areas. Once the stains have been successfully removed, rinse the freshly cleaned areas with the aid of a water-filled spray bottle before promptly drying them.
If you're interested in keeping mildew stains at bay, you may want to try running your home's steam humidifiers at a slightly lower setting.
How to Use a Volt-Ohm Meter to Test a Humidistat
Testing a humidistat is a pretty simple task and can be done easily with a volt ohm meter. Here are the tools that you need as well as the steps to help guide you through this task.
Tools and Materials Needed
Step 1 - Test the Meter
Start off by turning the meter off completely and then testing it to make sure that it is working properly. It needs to be on the RX1 setting now to test this and also later to test the humidistat.
Step 2 - Attach to Humdistat
Once you get the meter working, attach the ends to the volt ohm meter. Once it is connected you can turn the knob all of the way to the right for the humidistat.
Step 3 - Test
Now, move the knob back to the left slowly as far as it can go. Watch the meter as you are turning to make sure that the ohms are being measured. If it stays at zero, you have a problem and it needs to be fixed or replaced. However if you continue to get a reading then your humidistat is working properly. You can also check to make sure the overflow switch is working by attaching it to the meter and checking for a reading.