Humidifiers are wonderful for adding moisture to the air, especially in dry seasons, and can help improve breathing quality tremendously. However, like most devices that operate with a water pump system, bacteria and mould eventually begin to grow within the pump waterways, causing the humidifier to produce harmful fumes.
Keeping your humidifier cleaned on a regular basis is the best way to ensure that it continues to function properly and that you’re breathing pure air. To clean it, there are a few effective methods you can try:
Use bleach and water – Pour in about 1-2 cups of water (depending on how large your humidifier is) along with a teaspoon of bleach, and allow your humidifier to run its course, disinfecting any mold or bacteria that’s built up within the pump.
Use water and a natural disinfectant – If you prefer not to use strong chemicals like bleach, there are a few natural alternative disinfectants you can use instead:
Vinegar – has always been a widely used natural cleaner. Use a water-to-vinegar ratio of 2-1 cups and pour into your humidifier and allow it to run its course.
Peroxide – is another toxin-free disinfectant that you can use along with water to help clean your humidifier.
Important things to remember:
Use cold or lukewarm water – never use boiling or scalding water in your humidifier, as this will damage it, and always be sure to read your humidifiers operation manual.
We also recommend that you add a reminder to your calendar to clean your humidifier at least once per week to ensure that you’re breathing the cleanest air possible and maintaining a higher level of comfort.