Asked by: Parveen Crispi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th May, 2020

Can I put bleach in my dehumidifier?

Empty the liquid from the dehumidifier water basket into your sink or down a drain. Mix a solution of 1/2 cup chlorine bleach to every gallon of water and use it to fill the water basket and cover the areas affected by mold.

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Similarly, it is asked, how do you disinfect a dehumidifier?

  1. Unplug the dehumidifier.
  2. Pour equal parts water and distilled white vinegar into the tank.
  3. Fill a bowl with vinegar if you have other, smaller pieces to disinfect.
  4. Let the vinegar work on the pieces for at least 30 minutes and up to six or eight hours.
  5. Pour the vinegar out of the tank, heating element area and bowl.

Additionally, do dehumidifiers need to be cleaned? Your dehumidifier's water collection tank needs to be emptied frequently, but it also needs to be cleaned with soap and warm water or a disinfectant. Mold and mildew can build up quickly, and when inside a dehumidifier tank, it gets dispersed into your air, causing illness.

Furthermore, what is the black stuff in my dehumidifier?

Black mold growth can hide inside of water collection tanks on dehumidifiers. Obviously, it is wet inside these tanks, so all it takes is some dust particles and one mold spore to start a contamination problem.

Can a dehumidifier spread mold spores?

When dehumidifiers are set to remove enough moisture so the humidity level drops below 50-60%, the mold spores are unable to grow and spread. If this level of humidity is regulated for a certain about of time (approximately 1 week), the spores will be deprived of moisture and everything should air out.

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