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How to get rid of dampness in your home/house

Updated on September 4, 2011

The curse of dampness in our homes

Dampness and moisture seem to lurk in our homes, and the unfortunate thing is that it has the potential to damage wooden floors, walls,expensive furniture and other upholstery through the production of mold and mildew!! Your risk of dampness increases if your home is a new build,is placed in an wet area or has had a water leakage. You can test the dampness using a damp meter and surface thermometer.

Dampness in homes has been shown to increase incidence of respiratory disorders and other health complaints.

Dehumidifier help remove dampness

Get rid of dampness in your bedroom quickly with a dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers remove the moisture in the air and are suitable for getting rid of dampness in many areas including your bedrooms and other rooms in the house. The air passes in through the vents at the front and after the moisture is removed it is passed through the vents at the back of the instrument back into the room. For many people dehumidifers are a life saver when it comes to drying out rooms and removing the dampness and wetness that walls and concrete floors absorb.

When purchasing a dehumidifier one has a choice in what features they wish to go for. It is better to go for a dehumidifer that has a large water tank to collect the moisture. The larger the tank the less you will have to empty it. Some instruments also had an automatic switch which turns them off when the water tank is full. This is an important feature to ensure no water leakage or spillage from the instrument.  Another beneficial feature is a dehumidifier which has the potential to remove 20 litres or more moisture per day. The more water that can be removed the quicker you will remove the dampness and dry out an area.


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      C_Gautreaux 8 years ago from New Orleans

      I wonder why the chance increases with new buildings.