Dehumidify Your Life

Date Fri, November 22 2013

Sometimes homes can become overrun by mold. This condition doesn’t result from lack of cleaning or even carelessness, but high levels of indoor humidity. Mold in the home is uncomfortable and creates a musty environment that is both unhealthy and unattractive. The best way to combat such a situation is to invest in a dehumidifier. Beyond clearing up must and mold problems there are a host of other benefits to dehumidifiers that can make your home happier and healthier.

Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

Overly humid environments naturally create musty smells thanks to mold and mildew’s ability to thrive in damp conditions. Not only are these conditions unfavourable, they are also unhealthy. There are all kinds of air fresheners and Febreeze type options to address musty smells but unless you tackle the source of the damp, the condition will persist. Dehumidifiers reduce and eradicate dampness altogether by removing the moisture from the air that mold and mildew require to grow.

Protect your Things

Dehumidifiers also protect your belongings. Mold can destroy books, clothes, art, shoes or even food. By reducing the moisture in the air, you are effectively preventing any damaging mold or mildew from attacking your most beloved personal items. A dry home is also helpful in preventing invasions from other pests like silverfish which also love to snack on clothes and books.

Improve your Health

The health benefits of a dehumidified home are also significant. If you or one of your family members suffers from allergies or asthma, a humid, moldy home is a veritable nightmare. The filters built into many dehumidifying units have the ability to get rid of any dust mites, pollen, mold spores and other contaminants that may be present in the air circulating through your home. Dehumidifiers filter the indoor air, making it cleaner and easier to breathe.

Dry your Clothes

One of the best perks of having a dehumidifier in the home is its ability to help dry clothes quickly and efficiently. Hanging damp clothes in the home (especially when the weather is wet and miserable outside) can increase mold and mildew in the air and perpetuate a vicious cycle of humidity and spore growth. Dehumidifiers can dry clothes overnight regardless of outside weather and use a fraction of the energy of a conventional dryer.

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2 Responses

  1. Jenn November 23 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Good tips. We once lived in a rented house that was comprised of lots of wood paneling, and was set back in the woods. We had serious humidity issues. You know how if you leave bread or cookies unwrapped they’ll get stale? In that house, they would get SOGGY. It was seriously gross.

  2. Cole November 24 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I hate wood paneling but for other reasons. My bread tends to get moldy fast here in the summer but soggy.. eww

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