EXCESS moisture and condensation can prove a challenge for many of us this time of year.
In some cases, this can lead to the formation of mould which is not something anyone wants in their home.Asda is selling an “excellent” tool that can get rid of mould and condensation[/caption]
But this problem can be easily fixed if you have the right gadget.
Asda is selling an “excellent” tool that can help beat the moisture before it has a chance to breed mould and it will only set you back £1.25.
Asda is selling single dehumidifiers for £1.25 or a multipack for £3.
Similar to electric dehumidifiers, they work by sucking extra moisture out of the air, but these ones have the added bonus of being completely free to run.
These are very simple to use you simply peel back the foil, leave the lid on and let them do their thing.
After extended use, you will be able to tell how well the interior dehumidifier is working by how much water it has collected.
The Asda ones have two functions as they release a scent in the room you place them in.
Shoppers can choose from lavender or vanilla, they also sell a scentless dehumidifier as well.
One shopper said: “Work really well in small spaces and the lavender one gives off a beautiful scent.”
“Excellent in the car, keeps the inside of the windscreen dry from condensation,” said someone else.
A fourth shopper said: “Used these before surprisingly how much water they do take out of the air. I would recommend if you need a humidifier.”
Another user said: “I haven’t had to wait for my windscreen to demist once since putting this little Godsend in my car. Saves so much time in the mornings before the dreaded school run.”
You can find these small dehumidifiers in many supermarkets and hardware stores.
Most supermarkets sell these online and in-store for a few bob, Tesco has got one for £1.
Other ways of solving the problem
You can look into purchasing an electric dehumidifier, these are machine that extracts water out of the air to reduce humidity levels.
They aren’t cheap though – dehumidifiers typically cost around £150 to £200 and of course you will need to pay to run them.
The cost per hour will vary depending on size but Which? estimates use a dehumidifier for one hour every day, it will cost you £28.52 a year.
We’ve tested some of the best ones on the market so take a look and see which one might work for you.
There are some cheaper gadgets on the market Aldi is selling an electric window cleaner for £19.99 and its one fo the cheapest versions on the market.
The gadget is a motorized suction-squeegee and works by sucking the window dry after a cleaning solution is applied.
It is possible to simply wipe away condensation anytime it appears on your windows.
You’ll want to make sure you have a decent window cleaner and a microfibre cloth.
It’s good to open your windows every day to let fresh air in and keep doors between rooms open.
Ensuring that air continuously circulates through your home will reduce condensation so the mould cannot grow.
You should also open cupboard doors regularly to allow fresh air in to make sure there’s no mould growing inside.
Other things that can help include not leaving your clothes to dry on radiators, and always cooking with ventilation.
What to do in extreme cases of mould and damp
In extreme cases of damp and mould, it’s best to keep the windows open to allow airflow, consider using an anti-mould treatment to tackle the problem.
You can seek out an expert and if you are renting speak to your landlord about fixing the issue.
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