Having a humidifier at home is a beautiful luxury. It gives off a great mist that makes your home feel fresh and aromatic. However, when you dismiss maintaining it to become clean and still working as it should, you aren’t using the humidifier properly, which can potentially destroy it.
Here are the best ways to clean your homedics total comfort humidifier most efficiently and cost-effectively.
How to clean homedics total comfort humidifier?
So, how to clean homedics total comfort humidifier? We’ve listed down a few methods on how to clean them quickly and easily effectively:
Prioritize your safety first
Make sure to lie your humidifier on a flat surface.
Don’t use hardwood or a hard texture when placing your humidifier down, but instead, make sure you have a waterproof map that’s an excellent conductor to electricity to avoid grounding. There’s always static electricity when working on electronics, and it’s best to keep this in mind when working with technology and water at the same time.
Don’t put it on a rug or carpet.
A rug and carpet will damage not only your floor but your humidifier as well when deciding to clean the device. This is because it can capture moisture, damaging the humidifier without even knowing that it already is.
Make sure the humidifier is switched off.
Unplug all unnecessary plugs that will short-circuit the device. It’s always a good idea to have all devices turned off, especially a humidifier, so you won’t accidentally turn it on while cleaning it with water that can ground or make the wire combust into flames, thus destroying the precious humidifier.
The biggest DON’Ts when it comes to cleaning your humidifier
Here is a list that you SHOULD NEVER do when cleaning your humidifier:
- AVOID reaching the unit when it’s placed underwater. Unplug all cords as much as possible.
- AVOID storing it where there is heavy water, especially when it’s plugged in.
- AVOID dropping any available liquid within its vicinity to prevent malfunctioning.
- Anything beyond 86 degrees Fahrenheit is prohibited. Make sure to use tap water at room temperature when wiping it clean.
When cleaning, it’s essential to categorize each part to clean everything about the humidifier:
Cleaning the Transducer/Ultrasonic Membrane
To clean, remove the water mineral deposits as the red LED light emits so moisture won’t be diminished.
Here are the basic steps:
- Remove the lid of the water tank where the base is seen. Set aside all compartments.
- Throw away any water that’s left inside the reservoir.
- Clean the ultrasonic membrane by mixing half-white vinegar and water in one cotton swab or thin cloth.
PRECAUTION: Do not touch the membrane with your fingers. Always use a swab because natural oils from your skin can damage it.
Also, do not pour water in the base or any liquid, for that matter. Always do it slowly and precisely how we intend for you to clean it to prevent any malfunctioning.
Cleaning the tank
Remove the tank and follow these steps:
- Unscrew the top lid of the tank and rinse it in water.
- Wipe it with a soft microfiber cloth.
- You can either do this every day, every time you fill it with water or weekly if you want to conserve opening the tank’s lid. For weekly maintenance, be sure to use the 50% vinegar and water solution to kill germs.
Cleaning the oil tray
Here are the necessary steps to cleaning the oil tray:
- Open the lid of the oil tray, and don’t forget to remove the padding. Essential oil paddings are replaceable and have to be switched with new ones to give off the oil’s fresh and natural scent. Using the same old scent will make the smell awful after reusing it a few times, so don’t miss out on this crucial step.
- Leave the essential oil padding out when storing the oil tray inside. This makes it safer to use when placing new oils in to provide mists inside your home.
Cleaning the surface of the humidifier
This one is pretty easy to do. We recommend cleaning this one first because it’s the easiest to clean by far.
All you need to do is get a 50% vinegar and water solution and grab a clean microfiber cloth and wipe it around the humidifier. This way, you’re killing germs and putting away fingerprints that may have gotten there from oily fingers.
Once you’re done, rinse with water and store in a cold place to dry off the humidifier quickly.
The final step: Assemble it all back to the way it was.
Once you’ve cleaned the rest of the humidifier parts, it’s time to make sure that you’ve placed all the parts back to where they originally were. Again, this shouldn’t be hard because you’ve already disassembled it the first time around, so it’s going to be easier to do so when you put it back in.
If you somehow couldn’t put all the parts back, its instruction manual should be more than enough to help you with assembling it back together.
It’s recommended that you start with the minor parts first, like the membrane and the tray, then go outwards to the humidifier’s surface and the whole structure. Once done, do this once every other day or weekly to avoid accumulating germs and bacteria that keep it from working correctly.
You see, it’s that simple. You don’t need to be a technician or a savant in technology to clean your humidifier. The best part about it is when you tend it properly; it’s going to give off a beautiful scent that will make any room of your house smell great!
So what are you waiting for? Go clean out your homedics total comfort humidifier and enjoy the relaxing scent of what it can provide for you and your family!