This article was the most popular article on our website this week and has become a go-to reference for others looking to clean their hepa filters. Even those who don’t have hepa filter cleaning supplies in their home can certainly benefit from this tip.
The easiest way to clean your hepa filter is to use a paper towel and a wet rag, then lay the paper towel on top of the filter. Wet the rag with water then rub the paper towel over the filter and hold the rag by the edge, scrubbing the filter with the wet rag.
Another tip for those who don’t have a paper towel handy is to use duct tape. It’s very effective for hepa filter cleaning because it’s very thin (and flexible) and it drips with water and can be removed with a wet rag. Another tip for those who don’t have a wet rag handy is to use your fingernail. It’s very thin and flexible and can be taped to the filter.
Of course, a very simple cleaning trick is to stick your finger in the toilet bowl and see what’s left in there.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that while I was cleaning my filter using duct tape, I also used my finger. When you use your finger, you are actually cleaning the toilet bowl itself, but it works very well (at least I did).