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What is the best way to get rid of damp in the house. One minute they say open windows, now they are saying close windows. Which one is it ?

eyeballkerry
7 months ago
What do you think of this?
AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

It is humidity what cause it. Water in the air...the best to get a machine which makes it in the right level in the air.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
7 months ago

Got one of those and it does collect alot of water

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angemski
angemski7 months ago

eyeballkerry also make sure you get some silica gel type packs to put in wardrobes or areas that aren't aired regularly. You can even get bags that you put on a hangar to place in amongst your clothes. You didn't say what size or capacity your dehumidifier is - perhaps you need a bigger model.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
7 months ago

angemski Dehumidifier is the right size for my property but I will look into silica gel packs, cheers

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

eyeballkerry I found that if u switch on an electric heater it helps more...like dries out the air...

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Johnny
Johnny7 months ago

Assuming it's damp caused by condensation rather than rising damp, deal with the causes first and reduce the moisture in your home.

  • Get an extractor fan in the bathroom if you don't have one.
  • Avoid drying wet clothes inside on radiators etc if you can. Better to at least part dry them outside.
  • Open some windows for at least a few minutes every day
  • Wipe down any wet windows every morning with a towel or paper towel.

More tips and guidance, here:

https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/how-to-get-rid-of-damp-185033

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
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7 months ago

I do all of the above. Thanks for the link

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Johnny
Johnny7 months ago

eyeballkerry A tip for damp cars in the winter is to fill a pair of women's tights with cat litter and put it under the passenger seat. That should also work in cupboards etc.

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Johnny
Johnny7 months ago

eyeballkerry You're welcome

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KirstyW
KirstyW7 months ago

Get a dehumidifier to get rid of the moisture in the air and you can get mold and mildew sprays

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