How to Clean an Ultrasonic Humidifier

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Cleaning your ultrasonic humidifier is important for several reasons. First off, improper use of the ultrasonic humidifier can cause minerals to be sprayed into your house. In addition, mildew and bacteria can grow and spread into the air with the rest of the water from the ultrasonic humidifier. Here are a few tips for cleaning your ultrasonic humidifier to keep your house safe.

Use Distilled Water in Your Ultrasonic Humidifier

You can fill tap water with all sorts of minerals that your ultrasonic humidifier can spread throughout your house. This can lead to white, powdery dust settling throughout your house. Water that has been distilled has undergone a process to remove most of these minerals.

Empty the Water and Clean Everyday

Make sure to empty and refill your ultrasonic humidifier every day with fresh water. Stale water can lead to the growth of bacteria, and changing the water daily can prevent that. Also, be sure to wipe the ultrasonic humidifier with a disinfectant before refilling to kill any bacteria which may have grown the previous day.

Clean the Base and Tank with White Vinegar

When cleaning the tank or base, fill them with white vinegar and sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Afterward, wash thoroughly to remove any excess vinegar.