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How to Clean Mold in an Air-O-Swiss

Air-O-Swiss is a company that manufactures air treatment systems such as humidifiers. Adding moisture to your home, especially when you sleep, will help you sleep better and will keep your skin, hair and nails moisturized.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • Cloths
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrubbing brush

Air-O-Swiss is a company that manufactures air treatment systems such as humidifiers.  Adding moisture to your home, especially when you sleep, will help you sleep better and will keep your skin, hair and nails moisturized.

Because it is pumping more moisture into the room and because it is constantly wet, an Air-O-Swiss humidifier can develop mold growth.  Clean this mold growth as soon as possible to prevent mold spores from circulating in the air.

  1. Turn off the Air-O-Swiss and unplug it. Never attempt to clean a unit that is still attached to power and that has electricity running through it.
  2. Remove the base of the humidifier by pressing the release button and pulling it out.
  3. Empty the base of water by pouring it down the sink.
  4. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. White vinegar is a natural cleaning solution that will kill bacteria as well as mold spores.
  5. Spray the base completely with white vinegar. Let it sit for several minutes.
  6. Scrub the white vinegar and mold off with a scrubbing brush. Rinse the base with clear water but don’t submerge it.
  7. Fill the base with water and replace it by pressing it into the Air-O-Swiss until it snaps into place.
  8. Spray any other components with white vinegar and scrub the mold spores off. Wipe the humidifier with paper towels or cloths to remove the mold and white vinegar residue.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • Cloths
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrubbing brush

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.