How to Clean Humidifier Mold

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Humidifiers are prime places for mold to grow because of the wet conditions and lack of ventilation. Mold is more likely to grow in your humidifier if you don't clean your humidifier regularly; you should clean it daily using dish detergent and water. When cleaning mold off your humidifier, be sure to treat all surfaces of the humidifier, including the reservoir (inside and outside) and the base. Use vinegar and chlorine weekly to prevent mold growth.

Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Cloths
  • Distilled water
  • Mix 4 cups white vinegar with 4 cups warm water. Fill the reservoir with the mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wet a clean cloth in the solution and wipe down the outside of the reservoir as well as the inside and outside of the base.

  • Wet a clean cloth with warm water and wipe down the surfaces to rinse off the vinegar solution. Empty the reservoir and rinse well with warm water.

  • Put on your gloves. Combine 1 cup chlorine bleach with 1 gallon warm water. Fill the reservoir tank with the bleach solution and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wet a clean cloth in the solution and wipe down the outside of the reservoir as well as the inside and outside of the base.

  • Dampen a clean cloth with warm water and wipe down the surfaces to rinse off the bleach solution. Empty the reservoir and rinse well with warm water.

  • Fill the reservoir with distilled water to eliminate mineral buildup.

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