Clean Your Humidifier or Dehumidifier
As humidity levels in your home changes throughout the year in response to weather, different issues can arise. Humidity levels above 50 percent can breed dust mites, mildew, and mould, triggering allergies or other health problems. On the other hand, the air that isn’t humid enough can cause dry, itchy skin and breathing troubles. A good solution to alter the humidity in your home is to buy a home humidifier or dehumidifier. A humidifier is a device designed to put moisture into the air, while a dehumidifier is a device designed to pull moisture out of the air. These devices are invaluable to individuals, however, if there’s mould, fungus, or bacteria growing inside—a common occurrence with these devices—they could be doing more harm than good.
Simply follow these steps:
Mix equal parts Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – Oxygen PlusTM and water in a spray bottle.
Thoroughly spray the inside and outside of your reusable bags.
Let the bags dry before their next use.
Health issues from humidifier and dehumidifiers almost always occur because there are harmful microorganisms growing inside. Once your device has bacteria or mould growth, it distributes the pathogens through the air it puts out. As germs and mould spores are blown into the air, they have the potential to make their way into your lungs or sinus cavities.
Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms. Choosing a non-toxic cleaning product is equally important, as you don’t want to disperse harmful chemicals through the air either. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM, a food-grade solution in pure distilled water, comes in. Hydrogen peroxide 3% reduces bacteria, viruses, mould spores, yeast, and fungi to help prevent the transmission of common and serious illnesses. Plus, it’s completely non-toxic, containing no chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives found in traditional cleaning products.
The best way to keep your air healthy is by cleaning your humidifier or dehumidifier weekly. If you use a humidifier or dehumidifier daily, a cleaning routine repeated every three days should keep your air healthy.