Once you’ve spotted mold or smelled its characteristic musty scent (see: how to spot mold in your home), you’ll want to assess the rest of your home first before deciding on a dehumidifier. If the mold is confined to one area or room, a small efficient dehumidifier which can remove about 16 gallons of water from the air at a time will likely do the trick. But if you have mold in a large, open space, like a basement or even an entire floor of your home, you’ll want to invest in a much larger machine that can filter up to 8 gallons of moisture per use.
Any dehumidifier you choose should also have overflow safety devices. Make sure to look for a dehumidifier with automatic shut-off when the tank is full. Alternatively, you can also invest in a machine that allows for a hose attachment to help drain so you never have to worry about overfilling.
You don’t need us to tell you how unsightly and annoying mold can be. However, when removing mold, it is a good idea to use natural, non-toxic products whenever possible, to protect yourself, your home and the environment. There are a number of great home remedies for mold killing – we’ve outlined our top five […]
Hi, nice to meet you. I am Botrytis cinerea, better known as gray mold. If you’ve seen me before, I’m sure you’ll agree that’s the perfect name because, well, I’m gray mold. The gray color is mostly in my spores. I do about 60,000 at a time. (A Penn State professor counted them: bit.ly/3HGbSAU). You […]
Clean your washer regularly to prevent mold and mildew from forming. Chris Monroe/CNET Your washing machine can harbor mold and mildew if it is not cleaned regularly. And while it’s not always noticeable, there are a few signs that can tell you if your washing machine needs to be scrubbed. If there’s a sulfur smell […]