Asked on Jan 11, 2020

How can I clean up excess moisture in the house?

VimarhonorDeb KEm


Do u have topics about cleaning after extra moisture or damp is managed in the home?

12 answers
  • Cindy
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Hi Margo. I'm Cindy. If you click on the little blue house at the top of this page, left-hand corner, boxes will drop down according to categories. There is a box there about cleaning. If you click on it, you will see several cleaning hacks. Try writing "dampness" in the search box, (that's what I did) and different cleaning methods for dampness will drop down.

  • Hi Margo - There are several ways to get rid of mold, but most importantly, you need to address the root cause to keep it from returning. This article focuses on the bathroom, but is an overall great article that covers methods of how to remove mold, if bleach is safe to use, and how to prevent it from coming back. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Laura Cooper
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Mold and mildew remediation companies will use ozone treatments. You can rent an ozone machine from any tool rental facility. You set up the ozone, vacate the building of all creatures (human or otherwise) then let it run for the designated amount of time. Let the area sit unoccupied for a couple of hours after the treatment. When you re-enter the area, open windows and doors to air it out. The place will smell fresh and clean.

    on Jan 11, 2020

    After we dealt with moisture problems in our mobile home - we did these things to get rid of the musty smell:

  • Betsy
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Hi Margo: The Dollar Tree sells moisture containers called Moisture Eliminators. They are about 4 or 5 inches tall and maybe 3 inches wide and 5 inches long. They work quite well and, depending on the amount of moisture in your area, can last a long time. If you have a lot of moisture in your home, I'd use several in a corner. I have them and they work for me and, the best thing is, they only cost a dollar! :) The above suggestions for cleaning are good, I'd try them and then the moisture containers. I always keep several back ups for my basement:) Good luck

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Run a dehumidifier 24/7 with a drain hose into a floor drain or shower pan.

  • Ollie Kay
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Use silica sand available in hardware or building supplies it comes in bags up to 5 lbs pics up moisture will drip in to a pan

  • Sharon
    on Jan 12, 2020

    Use your ceiling exhaust fans when showering and cooking. Run a dehumidifier, and I like those small fans you can use in the window to exhaust odors, moisture, I usually give one to each of my disabled clients they are so useful..... if you have a spill a fan will dry it faster. I get the little 10" box fan with 2 speeds, about $15.

    If your windows are single paned, you might want to use those plastic film kits during the winter months to prevent condesation.

    One area most people forget to ventilate is there basement or crawl space which leads to excess moisture and odors in the home. Its very unhealthy. You can use glass blocks in one of the basement windows and install a small fan to exhaust the area, air movement will usually get rid of that musty odor.

  • Em
    on Jan 12, 2020

    My house is humid all summer long. I run a dehumidifier in the basement and one on the 1st floor all of the time spring thru early fall. I have the kind that automatically shuts off and beeps when they need emptied since there is no floor drain where I need them.

  • Deb K
    on Feb 9, 2020

    1. Hi Margo, here are some ideas you can try, hope they help, you may want to pick up a dehumidifier as well, Use a Dehumidifier. ...
    2. Grow Plants that Absorb Humidity. ...
    3. Don't Boil Water on Especially Humid Days. ...
    4. Dry Your Clothes. ...
    5. Clean Your AC Filters. ...
    6. Take Colder and Shorter Showers. ...
    7. Replace Your Carpet.

  • Vimarhonor
    20 minutes ago

    Hello. Very often in humid areas like basements a dehumidifier is important. We have had the humidifier is hooked up to our sump pump in basement areas and the excess water is deviated out that way.

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