For homes or areas that regularly struggle with mold damage, controlling the humidity is an important factor. One major tool at your disposal here is a dehumidifier.
At AAA Restoration, our mold removal and prevention services include the professional use of dehumidifiers – but you can also use them on your own to help prevent these issues from cropping up. Here are some basics on the right times to use a dehumidifier and how to use one.
Dehumidifiers are best used in damp, musty-smelling rooms, and for people suffering from respiratory problems like asthma or allergies. Ideally, you’ll shoot for a humidity level between 40 and 50 percent in a given room – more than this leads to mold growth, while below 30 percent can lead to structural issues.
If you live in a humid climate, the best places for a dehumidifier are the basement, bathroom and attic. If you’ve recently had flooding or water damage issues, dehumidifiers can help with drying as well.
A few basic tips on safely using a dehumidifier:
For more on dehumidifiers, or to find out about our mold removal or water damage restoration services, speak to the pros at AAA Restoration today.