The overuse of a Vicks Vaporizer can lead to excess humidity and condensation stains on walls. This is a danger because over time, excessive moisture can lead to mildew and mold build up that emits harmful bacteria into the air of your house. If your Vicks Vaporizer is producing condensation stains on your walls, it is essential that you allow the room to thoroughly dry out and then clean the walls. To prevent future mold build up, make sure you have a window cracked or a door open in the room where the vaporizer is used to decrease the humidity levels in the room.
Fill the bucket with hot tap water and enough liquid dish detergent with a grease fighting property to create soap suds. The bathtub is an excellent place to fill the bucket.
Place towels beneath the latex-painted or washable-wallpapered wall that has condensation stains. If you wish, spread the plastic drop cloth over anything that cannot be moved that shouldn't get wet.
Bring the bucket of hot, soapy water to the wall you plan to clean. Soak the sponge in the water, and wring it out so that water isn't pouring from it.
Using an up and down motion, scrub the stained area of the wall with the sponge. The anti-grease formula in the dish detergent will dissolve any Vicks product inhalant additives that were in the steam. If your wall is painted with flat paint, you will need to re-paint rather than wash out the stains, as flat paint cannot be washed.
Continue scrubbing with the hot, soapy water and the sponge until stains are removed. Dry the walls thoroughly with towels or with a hair dryer if the wallpaper seems too wet. Leave the window in the room open to allow ventilation. Drain the bucket water and rinse the sponge and allow it to air dry. Clean up any towels or drop cloths, and make sure you towel dry any surface that got wet during the cleaning process.