Prevent Molds and Mildews With House Dehumidifiers

 


Visitors: 128

Mold is a growing concern and a basement is a great place for mold to grow. Mold and mildew are musty smelling fungi that thrive in moist conditions. Keeping humidity down reduces the chances for mold to grow. In general, mold will not grow at less than 50% relative humidity! Of course, any groundwater, plumbing or other leaks should be fixed, as part of a strategy to eliminate mold.

A house dehumidifier will keep your home below 50% relative humidity, thus helping to prevent the growth of mold and drying up existing mold - removing that musty smell and you may be able to start inviting people around again.

It is during the rain that the humidity level reduces. When the rain stops, the atmosphere then begins to get warmer and the humidity level rises again increasing the amount of water vapor in the air. At this point molds and mildews begin to grow as these conditions suit them best and when this happens you are in trouble because it is the molds and mildew which create that musty smell.

House dehumidifiers come in various types. Mechanical/refrigerant and desiccant humidifiers are the most popular choice for most households. These models may be gas fired or electrically activated. They can be installed near the furnace or in ducts. There are also portable house dehumidifiers available that you can carry around the house.

Try and pick up a portable dehumidifier if you can because that way you can move it around the house wherever you see fit.

For vital information on all things concerned with Dehumidifiers and Preventing Molds visit our Basement Dehumidifiers Website

(282)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Cleaning Dryer Vents - Tips To Prevent A House Fire!
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Injection Molds and Rotational Molds Manufacturing For a Demanding Marketplace

by: Kadence Buchanan (July 18, 2008) 
(Business/Industrial Mechanical)

Common Diseases From Black Mold And Mildews

by: Markus Skupeika (January 22, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness)

How to Prevent Electric House Fires

by: Lora Davis (July 29, 2016) 
(Home Improvement/Electrical)

Frequently Asked Questions About Black Mold And Mildews

by: Markus Skupeika (March 26, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Cleaning Tips and Tools)

Quick Tips to Prevent House Fires

by: Kevin Germain (November 17, 2010) 
(Home Improvement)

How to Prevent Foreclosure & Save Your House Today

by: Rayson Sean (November 05, 2008) 
(Real Estate/Foreclosures)

Can Whole House Water Filters Prevent Cancer?

by: Larry L. Taylor (July 29, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness)

Steps to prevent break-in and burglary to keep your house safe and secured

by: Henry J Williams (February 08, 2012) 
(Home Improvement/Security)

How To Prevent Your Wife Nagging By Fixing These Simple Things Around Your House

by: Tu Tran (April 14, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Energy Efficiency)

Cleaning Dryer Vents - Tips To Prevent A House Fire!

by: Margarette Tustle (January 03, 2006) 
(Home and Family/Home Appliances)