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How to Clean a Humidifier Nontoxically

Step 1

Unplug your humidifier from the outlet. This is an important safety measure to take before you start cleaning it.

Step 2

Remove the water tank from the humidifier and empty it. Dry it out and refill before putting it back in the humidifier. This should be done every day.

Step 3

Empty the humidifier and scrub it out at least once every three days or when you notice a buildup of residue. Scrub the humidifier thoroughly using a scrub brush.

Step 4

Rinse out the humidifier with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. This is a cleaning agent that is nontoxic. Again, scrub out the tank.

Step 5

Use clean water to rinse the tank several times. Then, dry it out, refill and put back into the humidifier.

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