How to Clean Warm Mist Humidifiers
Warm mist humidifiers are a kind of humidifier which produces steam by heating water. This steam, in turn, warms and moisturizes the air in a room. This device is useful for people with asthma and allergies. It needs to be cleaned regularly for proper functioning.
Tools and Materials Needed
Step 1 – Disassemble the Humidifier
- Undiluted white vinegar
- Measuring cup
First of all, turn off the humidifier and unplug it. Then, allow the water inside it to cool. Once the device has cooled down, remove the water tank and set it aside. Also, take out the misting chamber and the removable tray.
Step 2 – Clean the Base
Measure 1 cup of undiluted vinegar and pour it into the base. Leave it for 20 to 25 minutes. Then, clean it with the sponge. After that, rinse it thoroughly in plain water.
Step 3 – Clean the Misting Chamber
Wipe the outside surface of the chamber with a damp sponge. Also, take out the removable tray and rinse it thoroughly in plain water.
Step 4 – Disinfect Water Tank and Base
Mix 1 teaspoon of bleach with 1 gallon of water. Fill the water tank and base with the solution. Leave it for 20 minutes, and then rinse it with plain water. Finally, wipe off excess water and reassemble your warm mist humidifier.
How can I automatically empty my home dehumidifier?
A home dehumidifier is a useful installation in a moisture-heavy space. It works to draw in air, remove the moisture and expel it back into the room, far dryer than before. This appliance can be of great help for people with allergies, asthma or who are easily congested.
If in constant use, the water collection pail of a dehumidifier must be emptied every few days. If your home has a sump, you can modify the dehumidifier to empty automatically. You'll basically run a drain line from the collection pail to the sump with an electric pump in between. Water will flow from the pail to the pump. From there, the pump will forcibly move it through tubing and/or pipe to the sump.