How To Keep Buildup Off of a Portable Humidifier

How To

To benefit the most from your humidifier, clean it regularly (after each use), to eliminate odors and prevent growth of bacteria. Proper maintenance and cleaning is important to the continued performance of your Portable Humidifier. Remember this is an electronic appliance and it requires careful attention when in use. To keep your Portable/Room Humidifier working efficiently, and to keep micro-organisms from growing in the water within the water tank, routinely follow the cleaning procedures listed below:

 

Maintenance for Cool Mist, Ultrasonic, and Evaporative Humidifiers

 Daily Maintenance (or after each use):

1. Turn off, and unplug the Portable Humidifier

2. Carry the water tank to the sink or tub.

3. Remove the wick or filter (if your unit has one), rinse with fresh water, and place in the sink or tub. 

NOTE:  Do Not wring out the wick (or filter), or use soap, detergent, or any other cleaners on the wick (or filter)!

NOTE: Use distilled water in a Cool Mist, Ultrasonic, and Evaporative Humidifiers.  Distilled water has a lower mineral content compared to tap water, bottled water, or spring water.

4. Empty all the water out of the water tank, and rinse tank thoroughly to remove dirt or sediment.

5. Wipe the water tank clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 

6. Put the wick (or filter) back in, replace the housing, refill the water tank with cool water, and resume use. 

 NOTE:  Do Not overfill the water tank!

   

 Maintenance for Warm Mist, and Steam Vaporizers

If you are using distilled water in your Warm Mist Humidifier, or Steam Vaporizer, add a bit of salt to the water.  Unlike, Cool Mist, Ultrasonic, and Evaporative Humidifiers, Warm Mist Humidifiers and Steam Vaporizers need minerals in the water in order to conduct electricity and create steam.

 Daily Maintenance (or after each use):

1. Turn off, unplug, and let the unit cool for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Carry the water tank to the sink or tub.

3. Empty all the water out of the water tank, and rinse tank thoroughly with lukewarm water.

4. Wipe the water tank clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

5. If your unit contains a Medicine Cup, remove the medicine cup from the unit and wipe with a clean, soft, damp cloth

6. Replace the housing, and refill the water tank with cool water, and resume use.

 NOTE: Do Not leave water in the water tank or heating chamber when the unit is not in use. Doing this can cause build up of mineral deposits and bacteria!

 

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