PSA: This post is all about reducing damp and mould in your home so full warning, if you have no interest in this type of adulting, I won’t blame you for switching off now. On the other hand, if like me you now get excited over things like a dehumidifier…read on.
We live in a pretty old building, although it’s insulated it’s very very cold. We have our heating on every day (yay for expensive gas bills) but because the windows are so old, we end up with a lot of damp. And you know what damp leads to…mould. Yup, lovely mould. I hate hate hate it. It makes me think of dirty old buildings which is absolutely not the case. If anything, I’m a clean freak. But, with damp buildings and condensation, mould can easily occur.
We’d been researching solutions for this which wouldn’t cost the earth, new windows were going to cost us thousands of pounds because they’re so big and my bank account just wasn’t feeling that. It seemed like a dehumidifier was the answer. So, you can imagine my delight when I received a parcel from Maplin and it was this Ebac dehumidifier. You know you’ve hit true adulthood when receiving a parcel like this makes your week, right?
Anyway, we’ve been using the dehumidifier for four weeks now and I never thought I’d be so excited about a household appliance that reduces mould but it is a game changer. Let me tell you, it is a very satisfying feeling when you empty the water that it’s collected knowing that it would have just been lurking on the windows or the walls had you not had the machine switched on.
This time of year, washing gets dried inside because there is no way I’m going to spend my time doing a wash and hanging it out only to leave home and for the rain to start and stop my washing from drying. The dehumidifier helps to dry the clothes and also reduce any odours in the building too which is another thing that makes me excited because I have a real paranoia over my home ever smelling and me being oblivious to it.
As well as the dehumidifier reducing damp and mould in my house, it also helps me to manage my condition. Damp causes pain and of course, with reduced damp comes reduced pain…win win!
*This post is in partnership with Maplin and contains gifted items.