De-humidify Immediately for a Safer Home - Your Children Will Thank You

 


Article by: Donald Grummett

Many parents are unknowingly putting their children at risk by allowing them to play in areas of the home , Fat or Sugar? where mildew may be present.

Being noisy, overly energetic creatures children are often relegated to the basement. , A Primer On Dish Washer- A Useful Home Appliance: Many a weary mother thinks of the basement , Bathroom Vanities and Bedroom Vanity Sets - Elegant and Functional Furniture To Transform Your Home playroom as the next best thing to a nanny. But, by doing this you may be placing them in the part of the home , Candle Holders that is the dampest. You wouldn't work in a mildewed office, so why expect your children to play where mold lives.

What to do =======================

Therefore, if you find the basement , Feng Shui Your Home, Work and Life For Balance and Harmony damp a de-humidifier may be an inexpensive solution to this problem.

A de-humidifier is somewhat of a crossbreed. It is a mixture of a refrigerator and an air , Twenty-First-Century Barn Raising conditioner. It is designed to do only one thing - remove moisture , Calculate the Right-Sized Air Conditioner For Your Needs from the air. , Choosing And Cleaning Shower Curtains No other appliance can do this as well.

It is similar to an air , A Complete Guide to Finding the Perfect Ceramic, Mosaic and Bathroom Tile conditioner because both will remove moisture , How To Organize Your Home Clutter from the room air. , Candle Holders But while an air , classic and contemporary styles conditioner cools the room, , Hot Tub Overview & Maintenance a dehumidifier will actually add heat , The Truth About Roofs the room , A Guide to Choosing the Best Security Mailboxes as it works. So at those times of the year when the room , Buying a Vacuum? Start by Asking What is the Primary Purpose feels damp but the room , Candle Holders temperature is already cool, the dehumidifier becomes king.

It is somewhat of a niche product. , Change The Style Of Your Interior With A Minimum Of Costs But, for anyone with a damp room , Heat Pump Buying Tips or basement , Bathroom Vanities and Bedroom Vanity Sets - Elegant and Functional Furniture To Transform Your Home it can be an appliance worth its weight in gold.

Symptoms of excess humidity ===========

Too much moisture , Why Ipe Wood Decking? – Get The Best In Tropical Hardwood in a room , Alexander, the Great was a Real Corker! can leave the air , Fat or Sugar? feeling uncomfortable. It can even cause wood , Home Remodeling to swell and crack, harming any furniture, , Engineered Wood Flooring - A Great Alternative To Solid Hardwood Floors tables, or wooden , Ceiling Fans - More Pleasant Days items. Irreplaceable family treasures such as stored clothing, photograph albums, pictures, and books can be permanently damaged. Walls , Hot Tub Overview & Maintenance and floors , Ceiling Fans - More Pleasant Days (including carpets) can take on too much moisture. , Choosing And Cleaning Shower Curtains Even metal , Giving Your New Bathroom Your Finishing Touch is affected - primarily by rusting prematurely.

Without a de-humidifier there is an increased possibility of mold and mildew building , Feng Shui: Water And The Cycle Of Life up on the walls. , Wow! Outdoor Tile Murals ~ Any Image, Any Size Both have been linked to the increased incidence of asthma, especially in children. Adding a de-humidifier to the home , The Versatile Reciprocating Saw: The Power Tool of Your Dreams may help your children in later years.

They do require some work on your part. That is, you have to empty the water , Why Ipe Wood Decking? – Get The Best In Tropical Hardwood collection bucket. Make sure the one you obtain has a light , Tumbling Troubles – How To Get Your Dryer Working Again to indicate when the bucket is full. It is easy to forget that at certain times of the year this may have to be done every few days. The indicator light , It's that time of the year again! quickly reminds you.

Also make sure it comes with a spigot at the bottom of the drain pan. This is a threaded nozzle at the rear of the machine that empties into the water , Hot Tub Overview & Maintenance bucket. Some models have a hose connection attached to the water , Tumbling Troubles – How To Get Your Dryer Working Again bucket itself - this works just as well. It allows a drain hose (an old piece of a lawn , Alexander, the Great was a Real Corker! hose) to be attached. This eliminates the need for the bucket. It will drain the water , Tumbling Troubles – How To Get Your Dryer Working Again into the hose, which can be directed into a floor , Barbeque Makeover for Less: How to Turn Your Aging Grill or BBQ Smoker Into a Shiny New Machine drain.

Make it fully automatic ================

While most people leave them on the floor, , A Complete Guide to Finding the Perfect Ceramic, Mosaic and Bathroom Tile some consumers install the de-humidifier above a sink to allow for easy draining. The over the sink method works but limits their usage to one area. Also regular maintenance such as cleaning the filter becomes difficult. Simply leaving the de-humidifier on the floor , ing Shopping Traps is usually more convenient. Plus it allows it to be quickly moved to others rooms, , A Guide to Choosing the Best Security Mailboxes if required.

With a lawn , Engineered Wood Flooring - A Great Alternative To Solid Hardwood Floors hose added for draining, the distance between de-humidifier and drain hole becomes virtually unlimited. Remember water , How To Organize Your Home Clutter will always flow downhill. Therefore if the drain hole is lower than the drain spigot on the de-humidifier the water , Change The Style Of Your Interior With A Minimum Of Costs will run down the hose.

If unsure of spigot to floor , ing Shopping Traps drain levels, pour water , Showers into the de-humidifier end of hose while slowly raising hose into the air. , The Truth About Roofs Keep raising hose until water , Bathroom Vanities and Bedroom Vanity Sets - Elegant and Functional Furniture To Transform Your Home drains out the lower end. (This may take a couple of tries because the hose must be full of water , Mexican Copper Bathtubs or Soaking In Style. for it to work). The level at which the water , Feng Shui: And The Cycle Of Life runs out is how high above floor , Twenty-First-Century Barn Raising level the de-humidifier end of the hose must be raised to ensure proper drainage. Once done the de-humidifier becomes fully automatic. You should never have to empty the machine again.

Limitations ======================

A de-humidifier will not operate efficiently if the room , A Complete Guide to Finding the Perfect Ceramic, Mosaic and Bath Tile temperature is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Below this temperature , Flooring Shopping Traps the cooling coils will begin to frost up and very little moisture , The Benefits of Synthetic Air Compressor Oil will be removed from the air. , Hot Tub Overview & Maintenance This usually occurs at the same time of year as you begin to feel the need to turn on the furnace. Some de-humidifiers even have a sensor to turn them off when the room , Candle Holders temperature is too low.

If the amount of water , Home Improvement: Ten Pretty Good Rules being removed by the de-humidifier drops off suddenly, suspect the room , Can you see your love light? temperature. If this slowing of water , Repairing a Hole in a Sheetrocked Wall production seems to occur earlier in the season , Wind Turbines - How to Harvest the Wind than last year, then also suspect a dirty filter or a de-humidifier that requires maintenance.

Bonus ======================

As an aside to the above advantages of the de-humidifier there is one other. Free distilled water. , How To Organize Your Home Clutter That water , Feng Shui: And The Cycle Of Life you are emptying from the de-humidifier is valuable. All the time the machine operates you have access to an unlimited supply of distilled water. , Fireplace Face Lift: Just in Time for Santa's Visit Some people have a hose attached to the outlet of the de-humidifier drain. This way it drains into a clean pan or bottle which they put to use later.

Distilled water , Tumbling Troubles – How To Get Your Dryer Working Again can be used in items such as the steam iron, or other appliances that require de-mineralized water. , Barbeque Makeover for Less: How to Turn Your Aging Grill or BBQ Smoker Into a Shiny New Machine Others use it for watering household plants. , Fat or Sugar? So don't buy distilled water , Repairing a Hole in a Sheetrocked Wall for the house , Make Your Kitchen Sparkle With A Glass Washing Brush when you can get it for free.
Copyright 2005 by Donald Grummett. All right reserved. Donald Grummett is an appliance service manager in Ottawa, Canada. In the trade over 30 years as a technician, business owner, and technical trainer. Learn more valuable information , Wind Turbines - How to Harvest the Wind about your household , Engineered Wood Flooring - A Great Alternative To Solid Hardwood Floors appliances by visiting http://www.mgservices.ca

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