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Do you want to pull your hair out every time you see damp spots climbing up your walls? There are fewer things that make a home uncomfortable and unpleasant. Whether you’re suffering with a persistent, penetrating dampness in your building or the excess moisture that comes from cooking or drying laundry inside (also known as condensation) the result can be a terrible, horribly musty smell. Combined with the onslaught of mold that can grow out of the dank, dark dampness, it can lead to serious respiratory problems. So, what can you do about it?

Consider investing in a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is a gadget that gradually removes moisture from the air.

Humidity?

A lot of the time, we just don’t give a moment’s thought to the atmosphere outside (or in our homes.) and this isn’t surprising, because it’s invisible! When you think about it, humidity, in our minds, is more of a gas. But outside, it’s a completely different point of view. There are clouds that signify that air contains water, and how it turns into a vapor when dry, and finally it turns into the form we know the most about—liquid. But, did you know that the same thing can happen inside your very own home? There’s a huge amount of moisture available if you dry laundry inside your home, or if you do a lot of stove-top cooking without proper ventilation, you’ll find that humidity levels can be surprisingly high. The sight of condensation on the windows (or even worse, water dripping down walls) is a sure sign of a problem in humidity.

Why it Matters

As humans, we’re essentially living bags of water. Our bodies are 60% water, but that doesn’t mean that our homes should function like fish tanks! If the humidity is high, it can cause all sorts of unfortunate and irritating problems. Your clothes can get moldy, short-circuit or rust out your computer, and ruin optical equipment, such as cameras and binoculars—hence why those things are sold with water-absorbing sachets of silica gel. Not only that, it’s terrible for your health. High levels of humidity can ensure that vile villains such as bacteria, viruses, mites and fungi can live with you as well, causing respiratory problems and illnesses.

So, about that Dehumidifier

about that Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is similar to a vacuum cleaner. It sucks up air from your room in one end, drinks in all the moisture and then blows it back out. Moisture then drips inside a collection tank that you’re required to empty from time to time. A dehumidifier also has a device called a humidistat that allows you to set your desired level of relative humidity. Most dehumidifiers can be broken down into four parts:

  • Fan Compressor -- This compresses and expands a refrigerant gas like freon to cool the dehumidifier's coils.
  • Reheater -- This captures and collects heat that the cooling process generates.
  • Compressor cooling coils
  • Reservoir

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How Dehumidifiers Drink in Moisture

about that Dehumidifier

It begins with a fan collecting air from the surrounding area, and pulls it inside the dehumidifier.

As air passes through, it comes into contact with the dehumidifier’s cool coils. These coils use the process of condensation to pull and drink in moisture from the air. The collected moisture remains on the coils and drips into the dehumidifier’s reservoir.

Lastly, the dehumidifier reheats the air and exhausts it (now dry) back into the room. 

If you’re using your dehumidifier often, it usually has a removable plastic bucket or some sort of reservoir, and nowadays most buckets have a space where you can place a hose so that the collected water can drain straight into a floor drain, or a pump. This frees you from the worry of checking to dump out the collected water. But don’t worry too much about the reservoir overflowing, because most dehumidifiers have an automatic shut-off built in. If your environment is extremely moist, you could need to keep your humidifier on at all times, so look into a unit that has a built-in condensate pump. This regularly pumps out the water out of the reservoir rather than relying on gravity to empty the hose.

Now that you know the process and parts of the dehumidifier, don’t forget to rely on us for any of your needs.

Always Choose LMS Restoration

We, at LMS Restoration, have been serving homes located in the surrounding areas of Paris, Texas, since the year 1997. Our team of trained professionals will only use the best of the best resources and techniques to bring your home back to its pre-damaged state. We offer quality services for both water and fire and smoke damage restoration, and accept projects for both residential and commercial spaces. If you are interested in hiring us, dial: 903-229-4846 or visit our contact page here, and we'll come to the rescue!