Mustiness, mildew and mould in the home are all history if you have a dehumidifier. The good news is that dehumidifiers do not need a great deal of maintenance but they do need a little attention every now and again.
Here are some of the maintenance tips including regular cleaning schedules and some troubleshooting ideas.
There is not much point in using a dehumidifier to keep your place free of mould and mildew just to allow it to collect inside the reservoir of your dehumidifier so that must be kept clean!
Although it has lots of parts your dehumidifier is easy to get to, the parts that attract dust and form mildew are easy to clean.
The reservoir can be cleaned regularly with detergent or disinfectant.
Any build-up of mould in the tank is dispersed back into the atmosphere making it airborne, not at all good for you.
Grills and filters
Guidance for placement, humidity levels and compressor care
Keeping it at around 50% is ideal, healthy at the same time energy efficient
Troubleshooting DIY or Repair?
Little or no water in the reservoir
No air blowing out
The fan pulls cold damp air in and blows dry air out, if there is no air coming out it is most likely that the fan motor needs replacing (take for repair)
If you already have a dehumidifier then you do not need to know the benefits, you already know.
If you are thinking about ways of dealing with humidity and or condensation problems in your home take a look at dehumidifierweb.com for advice on dehumidifiers.
They can tell you more about mini/portable dehumidifiers using silica gel also known as desiccant.
They can advise you on 20 or 30 pint dehumidifiers up to 70 pint dehumidifiers and the size you need to keep your home dry.
Remember dampness can attract unwanted visitors in the form of airborne particles, living spores of fungus, not to mention roaches, silverfish and centipedes.
Keep your home dry and keep it to yourselves!
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