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How to Properly Clean a Humidifier?

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According to medical data, people breathe about 16-20 times per minute and breathe more than 20,000 times a day.

Life doesn't stop, and breathing doesn't stop. More and more people choose to let humidifiers into their lives to obtain higher quality breathing. The humidifier always provides people with a comfortable breathing experience. 

When enjoying the comfort, we have to face up to the pollution problem of the humidifier: in the use of the humidifier, due to factors such as water quality, air, usage, and other factors, when the humidifier is not cleaned for a long time, bacterial pollution will inevitably occur. Therefore, how to use the correct method to clean the humidifier is particularly important.

The cleaning of the humidifier is mainly divided into three aspects: basic cleaning, disinfection, and prevention of bacterial growth.

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▶Basic Cleaning

●Rinse the Filter

①First, unplug the humidifier to avoid dangers such as electric shock or damage to the humidifier during the cleaning process.

②Remove the filter, put it under the faucet, and wash the impurities with cold water.

③After cleaning the filter, put it on a clean towel to dry.

Tips: Do not use a cleaning solution to clean the filter. Chemicals will damage the filter and make it affect the use effect.

●Clean the Water Tank

①Fill the tank with 3 cups of vinegar, shake it to cover the bottom and sidewalls of the tank.

②Leave it for 1 hour. Vinegar can remove the scale accumulated at the bottom of the water tank.

▶Disinfection Humidifier

●Use of Bleach and Aqueous Solutions

①Pour 4L of water and a spoonful of bleach into the water tank.

②Let it stands for an hour and let the solution in the water tank play the role of disinfecting the humidifier.

③Pour out the solution and rinse thoroughly with cold water.

Tips: Do not let the bleach in the water tank for more than 1 hour to avoid the solution's damage to the water tank.

●Do a Deep Clean with Vinegar

①Pour a cup of vinegar and 4L of water into the water tank.

② Plug-in power and let the humidifier operate for 1 hour.

③After 1 hour, pour out the remaining water in the water tank and rinse with clean water.

④Pour clean water into the water tank and let the humidifier operate for 1 hour.


A. After putting the vinegar into the water tank, it is recommended to operate the humidifier in a ventilated environment, such as a balcony, to avoid the vinegar smell affecting the indoor air.

B. Do not use bleach or any other chemicals for deep cleaning on other parts of the humidifier.

▶Prevent Bacterial Growth

●Frequent Water Changes

Water left in the tank for a long time can cause minerals to accumulate on the bottom or walls of the tank. The longer the water is kept, the more deposits and the more difficult it is to clean. Therefore, when using the humidifier daily, pay attention to frequently adding and changing the water.

●Clean the Humidifier Every Three Days

When using the humidifier frequently, a quick cleaning with vinegar every three days and a deep cleaning every two weeks is recommended.

Replace the Humidifier If Necessary 

Many humidifiers gradually wear out parts as they age, which is more likely to breed bacteria. If the humidifier has been used for more than 5 years, consider replacing it with a new one. If you don't plan to replace your old humidifier for a while, it's recommended to clean the tank with bleach every two weeks.

●Keep the Area Around the Humidifier Dry

If the humidifier causes the surrounding area to become wet, it is recommended to disable the humidifier. Because a humid environment is more likely to lead to the growth of bacteria and mold, excessive humidification is not good for human health.


When purchasing a humidifier, you can choose a humidifier with a constant humidity function so that the ambient humidity is constant. Then you don't have to worry about excessive humidification.

●Properly Store the Humidifier

It is recommended to store it properly if you don't need it for a long time. Please make sure it is clean and dry before storing it in a clean place.

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