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.
Fevziie/Shutterstock Bathrooms are one of the most susceptible areas of your home to moisture and water damage. As Mansfield Plumbing points out, bathrooms trap a lot of moisture and heat when you shower or bathe, which can cause varying degrees of damage, but one of the most dangerous but likely outcomes is mold growth. Mold […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – Cleanup crews will spend the next two months removing mold from inside the Guilford County Detention Center in Greensboro. Ten recently released test results reveal the extent of the problem and the lengthy removal process in the 10-year-old facility. Environmental experts have found two types of mold around living units […]
Anna Elizabeth James, center, directs Kristen Davis and Greer Grammer during a scene from ‘Deadly Illusions.’ (Courtesy of Kiss And Tale Productions) Greer Grammer is constantly typed. She will embody bubbly, blond, not-so-smart characters. Grammer is okay with that, because she loves the roles. Yet she still wants to challenge herself. So when she was […]