Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning the IonFlow air purifier is extremely easy and only takes a few minutes.
Cleaning the collector
1.) Remove the collector from the ion generator and clean it with washing-up liquid, water and a soft sponge or dish brush
2.) Dry the collector with a dishtowel.
3.) Put the collector back on the ion generator according to instructions in the manual.
If you have followed all the above instructions but the collector is still not clean, try the following:
1.) Spray universal cleaning detergent all around the collector and let it work for 5 minutes.
2.) Use a damp sponge and rub any remaining spots until they disappear.
3.) Dry the collector with a towel and place it back on the ion generator according to instructions.
Cleaning the ion generator, corona needles and acrylic stand
1.) Occasionally you may need to carefully clean the fragile corona needles. Use a small brush (e. g. a toothbrush) and carefully brush away the thin layer of white lime scale and dirt which may have attached to the needles. Do not use pressure or water when you clean the needles.
2.) Clean the ion generator and the acrylic stand with a damp cloth or sponge when needed. Wipe clean and rub away any remaining dirt. Dry with a towel. Do not allow the top and bottom to come into contact with water and be careful with the corona needles on the ion generator.
Do NOT wash the collector in the dishwasher.
Do NOT use cleaning products that contain alcohol solutions, ammonia or alkaline substances, as these products may damage the air purifier.
Always unplug the transformer before cleaning the air purifier.
How often you need to clean the collector depends on how polluted the environment is where it is placed. In general the collector should be cleaned approximately once every two weeks, but may require more frequent cleaning if used in highly contaminated environments.
The collector has a strong positive charge that effectively attracts the particles in the air. It will be dirty on the outside. At first you may experience it as a change in color as the particles are extremely small and fixed evenly over the surface of the collector. After a while it will however become visible. When, depends on how polluted the environment is where the air purifier is placed. In the city centre of middle sized town the collector will be visibly dirty in just a few days. Below you see a clean collector vs a dirty collector.