You bought that air purifier to help to clean the air in your home. However you have forgotten about it and now you expect it to still clean, when all of the cleaning surfaces and the filter that catches the big chunks are completely used up and covered with dust and dirt.
Here is what you need to do on a regular, like monthly, basis to keep it working well.
You now will have your air purifier working in top condition again
- If your unit has a filter or pre-filter pull it out and wash it gently in some warm soapy water. If the filter is a throw away one then place it in a plastic bag and dispose of it. Be careful not to throw it away before you make sure you know what to get to replace it. You may need the old one for comparison when purchasing a new one. Also take note of how you removed it and the direction of the air flow. Some of the filters are made to have the air flow in a certain direction. The filter is often located in the back side at the bottom of the unit.
- Take apart everything that you can on the air purifier and clean all the pieces with a moist cloth. You may need to take toothpick or something small to clean out the small grooves and crevices in the unit.
- Leave everything dry completely before reassembling the unit. This may take quite a while for some of the filter media. A few hours is not uncommon, be patient.