No matter how well-built a home is, the threat of damp is always present. Damp manifests for many reasons, and once it gets a grip, it’s very hard to get rid of. This is why it is essential to keep an eye out for it, and nip it in the bud in the early stages. Where are you most likely to experience damp around the home? It is brought about largely thanks to excess humidity, so you should look out for damp in areas where steam may be a problem – such as the bathroom, kitchen or a laundry room. Then there’s the garage; if – like me – you have a treasured car or other items in your garage, you will know what a problem damp can be!
So, what can you do to beat damp in the garage? There are several ways you can tackle and prevent damp, and they are surprisingly effective. To begin with, adequate ventilation is important: if you use your garage conventionally, open the door on a regular basis to let air circulate. If, like many people, you have converted your garage into a play room or den, then make sure you have a window you can open for the same reason. Changes in temperature can encourage damp which, in time, fosters mould, and when mould begins to attack your furnishings, you have a real problem.
Buy a Dehumidifier
I work on my car in my garage, and use it for storing a variety of items, and discovered damp in the early stages, thankfully. I looked at many different ways of preventing damp; as I am often away for days at a time, opening the door on a daily basis, so I checked out my options and bought a dehumidifier. Now, you may think this to be an expensive option, but in fact I was surprised how affordable these very useful and effective machines can be.
I found a review of the top 10 best dehumidifiers at bestreviewer.co.uk, a great site offering a variety of in-depth reviews of various household and other items, and it helped me to find the model that was right for dealing with the damp in my garage. The review offered details of specifications, and cost comparisons, so I was able to make a quick choice, and to order my dehumidifier online.
Keep Damp at Bay
Once you have your dehumidifier, all you need to do is follow the instructions and it does the job for you. It works by encouraging the moisture in the air into its system, where it will be deposited in a tray or reservoir. You will need to empty this every now and then, but some models have large tanks that mean they can operate for days without needing to be attended to.
Check out the website I mentioned for details of the top 10 best dehumidifiers, and choose the one with the capacity for your space, and you can have a dry, usable garage once again.