Have you recently purchased your first Taotronics humidifier? Do you have no idea how to clean it? Look no further! You have come to the right place.
I have a Taotronic humidifier and have used it for a while. So in this post, I will educate you on how to clean a Taotronics humidifier step by step. Don’t be agitated! It is just like a walk in the park!
Note that if you don’t clean it on a regular basis, your Taotronics humidifier can turn out to be the breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Rather than relieving discomfort, it can make you sick in the end.
So cleaning your humidifier is crucial for your health and well-being.
What do you need to clean a Taotronics humidifier?
There is no significant difference between cleaning a Taotraonic humidifier and models of other brands. To clean and disinfect it, you should prepare:
1. A soft brush to remove stubborn stains and slime.
2. A soft cloth to clean the diagram.
3. White vinegar, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or other clean agents to dissolve scale and kill germs.
4. A clean towel to dry off the parts quicker.
5. A pair of goggles and gloves to protect your hands and eyes when using bleach or other harsh chemicals.
How to clean a Taotronics humidifier?
Once you get the tools gathered, let’s dive into the cleaning process immediately.
Step 1: Unplug your Taotronics humidifier
While using a humidifier is generally safe because it is a piece of electronic equipment, you should exercise caution. Ensure your Taotronics humidifier is turned off and removed from the power source before cleaning it.
Don’t pull the plug using wet hands to prevent any electrical shocks.
Step 2: Drain the water, rinse it off and refill the tank every day
Many Taotronics humidifiers may operate for up to 30 hours, but you must change the water every day to prevent the growth of microorganisms.
It is essential to rinse the water tank and reservoir before adding any new water. Otherwise, the germs can’t stop growing inside.
Step 3: Remove mineral deposits
Taotronics humidifiers, like other humidifiers you may have used, work best with distilled water.
If you continue to put tap water into it, the dissolved mineral will settle down and form the mineral deposits in the tank and base.
Those mineral deposits can clog the machine and get into the air as “white dust.” White dust is not exactly toxic, but it can be harmful to your health if you breathe it in.
As a result, you need to remove those sediment at least once a week. Although there are plentiful humidifier cleansers available, white vinegar can get the job done well.
Fill the water tank half full, pour one teaspoon of undiluted white vinegar into the tank, and then shake-shake-shake to ensure the solution reaches every corner of the tank.
Then you can put the tank back and let the solution flow into the reservoir. It will take some time for the solution to take effect, which is about 20 to 30 minutes on average.
After a while, drain the solution and give the tank a good scour with the cleaning brush. Regarding the diaphragm, you need to wipe it with a soft cloth to remove loosened mineral deposits.
Some Taotronics models come with a mineral absorption pad. You need to rinse it off and dry it with a dry cloth.
Don’t forget to rinse the tank and base a few times until you can’t feel the smell of vinegar.
Step 4: Disinfect the machine
You can use a variety of products to kill the bacteria in your humidifier. But vinegar and bleach are the most common clean agents most people opt for. Nevertheless, you can’t mix bleach with vinegar since it can create potentially lethal chlorine gas.
As per the instruction, you’d better remove the scale and disinfect the machine separately. If you use white vinegar to sanitize the device, you can repeat step 3 again.
If you’re going to use bleach as a disinfectant, make sure to wear goggles and gloves. Fill the water tank halfway with water and add 1/2 teaspoon bleach. Replace the tank cap and then shake the tank to ensure the solution reaches every side.
Let the solution sit for 10 to 20 minutes, and then pour out the solution. You have to rinse it off thoroughly since bleach can result in health risks when dispersed into the air.
Step 5: Clean the surface and dry off
To remove stains and watermarks, wipe the surface with a soft, damp cloth. After that, wipe away any extra moisture with a clean, dry cloth and air dry each part before refilling.
When you clean the Taotronics humidifier, ensure water will not get into the base through other places, like the control knob or the air outlet.
Step 6: Put away your Taotronics humidifier
You might decide to preserve it for a few months when the cold and dry winter months are gone. In this case, you’ll need to clean and disinfect your equipment thoroughly ahead.
What is important is that every part should be completely dry before putting into an enclosed place. If not, the mold and bacteria will thrive inside, and you’ll be surprised about how these tiny germs wreak havoc on your gadget when you decide to use it again.
How often should you clean your Taotronics humidifier?
Again, you need to change the water every day and clean and disinfect the tank and reservoir every three days or week.
If distilled water isn’t available, you can buy a mineral cartridge to place in the tank. Increasing the cleaning frequency is a sensible idea for those who intend to use it for babies or patients with respiratory issues.
It is vital to keep your humidifier well-maintained. The diligence you must commit to is changing the water every day and cleaning and sterilizing it once a week.
Cleaning a Taotronics humidifier can be effortless. By following this step-by-step guide, I am sure your Taotronics model will always be in a good state.