Regardless of the climate you live in, dehumidifiers can be a great investment for your home. Even in arid environments, unforeseen things can happen – pipes can burst, a flood can occur – and you can find yourself dealing with extra moisture, humidity and all the headaches it can bring.
What Does a Dehumidifier Do?
Dehumidifiers are designed to extract extra moisture from areas of your home. They are often portable and can be placed in a variety of areas that might be subject to high humidity levels.
When choosing a dehumidifier, you want to take into account your budget (of course!) and the overall size of your room. You’ll want to assure that your dehumidifier can adequately service your room’s square footage. Also consider the number of pints that will be extracted from the area in question.
While there are certain places that seem ideal for dehumidifiers due to their tendencies to acquire extra moisture (basements, crawl spaces), we found 3 that might not jump out at you as places where moisture could turn into a problem (but often does)!
Closets – especially ones connected directly to a bathroom – are one of the surprising places in your home that can be affected by excess moisture. Even with an exhaust fan running, daily showers, baths and toothbrushing sessions can contribute extra moisture to immediate surroundings.
If your closet it located in or near your bathroom, this could mean trouble for the condition of many delicate, vintage, or leather items in your closet. A dehumidifier can help wick away the wetness left behind by sinks, showers and toilets.
The laundry room:
If your laundry room has developed a strange odor, it could be mold or mildew that’s resulted from an overgrowth of moisture. After all, laundry rooms are known for harboring piles of wet clothes, and its central feature is a machine that’s responsible for churning through dozens and dozens of gallons of water. Sometimes that extra dampness is slow to dry out, leaving odors and allergens behind.
Indoor, glassed-in patios:
If you’ve ever walked into your glassed-in patio on a hot summer day, chances are that if your home is also air conditioned, you’ve seen little droplets of condensation on the glass. That condensation is water, and it has to go somewhere. Oftentimes this means it seeps into the walls, floors or carpeting of your home. That moisture build-up can eventually cause wood casings to rot, or mold to form in the track of your door or inside the window trim.
Where to Buy a Dehumidifier
If you’re looking to buy a dehumidifier, Allergy Buyers Club offers a variety of dehumidifiers in all sizes that can help you safely and effectively remove excess moisture in your home. What are some of the places you’ve used your dehumidifier? Leave a comment below!