The good news is that dehumidifier cleaning takes far less time and effort than humidifier cleaning.
Air humidifiers give moisture, but if you don’t maintain them spotless, they may also introduce germs into your home.
Dehumidifiers take out moisture from the air, and there is minimal chance that they may transmit pests.
Maintaining their functionality is the major goal of keeping them clean.
What You Need
- Dish soap: Use this to clean the dehumidifier’s bucket.
- Gentle cloth: Scrub the bucket and clean the machine’s exterior with a soft cloth.
- Vacuum cleaner (optional): Use a vacuum to remove dust and lint from the filter every few weeks. As an alternative, you may just run the filter under water to rinse it.
With Respect To Your Model:
- Screwdriver: If your machine includes a pump, you’ll also need to take out and clean the filter after using it for a few weeks. For this step, a screwdriver may be required.
- HEPA-type filter: None of our recommended products need one, however some machines do. Every six to twelve months, they should normally be changed.
How Long Will Cleaning This Take?
Maximum ten minutes.
Step 1: Remove The Filter First, Then Clean It.
Unplug your device and turn it off.
With a soft cloth, clean the outside surfaces, paying close attention to the air-intake grille where dust and lint may collect and obstruct airflow into the device.
The grille may also be cleaned using a vacuum.
The filter, which is located behind the intake grille, should then be taken out.
To access it, you may need to unclip the grille panel, remove the reservoir, and slide the filter out.
Clean the filter with a vacuum or hose it off (if you go that route, let the filter dry before reinstalling).
Step 2: After That, Clean The Inside.
After taking out the bucket and emptying it, you should take off the splash guard, which serves as the tank’s cover.
To clean the bucket, use a gentle cloth or non-abrasive sponge, some dish soap, and warm water.
After a thorough rinse, replace the bucket’s cover and place it back into the machine.
This step is only required whether you physically empty your machine or use the pump to do it since in both situations the bucket is continually moist, which means it might potentially support some bacterial or mold development.
You don’t need to clean the reservoir bucket if you’ve been passively emptying your machine with a hose.
Remove the pump’s filter if it has been in use and clean the bucket at the same time (it will be mounted to one wall of the bucket, possibly by a couple of screws).
After cleaning the bucket, rinse the filter under the faucet and reattach it.
See page 10 of the instruction booklet if you’re utilizing our top selection from Frigidaire for a useful diagram.
Any model with a pump will have something comparable, regardless of the maker.
A brief video from Frigidaire leads you through its suggested cleaning procedure; any manufacturer will use a similar one.
Step 3: After That, You’re Done.
Follow the instructions above and allow the bucket thoroughly dry before putting the dehumidifier into storage if you’re putting it away for the year.
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