How to clean a dehumidifier?

 How to clean a dehumidifier?


The quality of air in your home can determine the quality of health your family has. Dehumidifiers are highly effective in improving both. But like all good things that need attention, your dehumidifier too requires periodical cleaning so you can experience its complete impact. So, how do you clean your dehumidifier? Here is a simple guide to help you! 

Unplug Your Dehumidifier

Perhaps the simplest of instructions, but extremely crucial nonetheless. Before you start with the cleaning process, make sure the dehumidifier is turned off & unplugged from the outlet. This precaution will ensure the unit is safeguarded from electrical hazards. Now, you can proceed towards getting a clean dehumidifier

Clean The Exterior 

The unfortunate quality of our air means a significant amount of dirt and dust is bound to get accumulated both inside & on the surface of the unit. To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth to wipe off the dirt. Either a dry cloth or a slightly damp one can be used for this depending upon how extensive the dust deposit is. You can also choose to use small amounts of the good old elbow grease whenever needed to keep the shine intact. 

Clean The Tank 

The tank or the reservoir of the dehumidifier is the place where water gets collected. It is crucial to not just empty it, but even clean it from time to time. If left unchecked, you may find mold growing within, something that may spread to the rest of the home. To clean it, first, empty the tank then fill a quarter of it with clean and warm water. Use a scrub to properly clean the corners. Empty all the water, pour some vinegar to remove any smell & then rinse it off for a clean tank.    

Clean The Filter 

With all the impure air being sucked in the dehumidifier, the air filter witnesses large amounts of dirt being deposited. Cleaning it is essential to the dehumidifier’s functioning & performance. Use the user manual to identify where the filter is located. Remove it from the tank and clean the impurities in it by rinsing it with clean water. You can also place the filter in water with a safe de-odorizing solution for up to 10 minutes to remove any foul odor. Rinse it with clean water again & let it dry before placing it back. 

There is also a bucket filter that catches any other impurities that arrive in the dehumidifier. While it may not gather too much dirt, it can be cleaned following the same steps as above. 


Plug It Back In 

Once you have cleaned, dried & placed all the parts in their respective places you can now get back to enjoying clean & fresh air. Simply plug the clean dehumidifier back into the outlet. To help you with the reassembling, you can also refer the user manual for guidance. 

In Summary 

There are a lot of benefits that you can enjoy with the dehumidifier, however ensuring proper & regular maintenance is key to making the most of it. Go ahead, give your device a thorough cleanup & sit back to enjoy clean, fresh & hygienic air quality. 


Daniel Donny