Before and After a Storm

DampRid Eliminates Musty Odors and Excess Moisture 

Before it does Damage

Severe storms, flooding and heavy rains bring excess moisture into your home that causes damp, musty odors and even mold and mildew.

DampRid® plays a key role in restoring your home by attracting and trapping excess moisture to prevent musty odors, stagnant air and damp, feeling fabrics.  It can help dry out any of the furnishings and possessions you want to save, including: carpeting, furniture, books, papers, clothing, flooring, wood and more.  Place DampRid in your home’s closets, bathrooms and laundry area to prepare for the storm.  It is non-electric dehumidifier so if the power goes out DampRid still works even if there is any standing water remaining.  And DampRid® requires no maintenance — it quickly and effectively absorbs excess moisture from the air and eliminates musty odors. Just place or hang containers of DampRid® throughout your home and it will go to work —drying out your home, and reducing indoor humidity until it reaches the optimal 50% level.

Tips
To dry out small possessions – place DampRid in an air tight container with the damp item.  Leave until item dries out.

Accidentally leave a car window or sunroof open?  Close all windows and the sunroof and place DampRid inside.  Continue until moisture removed from the car’s interior.
Place DampRid in closets, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other small areas.  Be sure to close door and windows. 

In addition, if water gets into your home, here are some actions you should take to reduce the chance that long-term problems will arise from excess moisture:

  1. Keep children and pets out of any affected areas until you can complete your cleanup, and, when there is standing water, be sure to wear rubber boots and rubber gloves, as well as eye protection.
  2. Extract any water that has accumulated in any indoor space. A sump pump and wet/dry vac will be invaluable for this.
  3. Remove all items that have been wet for 48 hours or more that cannot be properly cleaned or dried within the home. These items may include carpeting, carpet padding, rugs, drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, upholstery, bedding, wallpaper, clothing, books and more. “When in doubt take it out!”  And, be sure to consult with local authorities on how, when, and where to dispose of storm debris.
  4. You also need to support the drying out process as quickly as possible. Do not leave wet things in boxes or piles. Spread them out to dry.
  5. Open doors and vents to allow proper circulation and air flow. Utilize fans and space heaters to speed up drying – remember, fans should be positioned to blow outwards to help prevent the spread of mold.
  6. Obtain and use a wood moisture meter to determine any excess moisture in the framing of your home. If moisture is present in the wooden components of your walls, do not reseal them until they have been dried out properly.
  7. Be sure to thoroughly clean all hard surfaces with hot water and laundry or dish detergent, then disinfect with one cup of household bleach to five gallons of water.  If mold is a concern, use Home Armor® cleaners to remove and prevent mold and mold staining, or consider using a professional mold remediation service if mold growth persists.
  8. Use a dehumidifier to absorb excess moisture from the air and damp items. Electric dehumidifiers are effective, but require the use of power, which isn’t always available or advisable in the event of flooding.  Another option is a natural dehumidifier that will control moisture by naturally absorbing excess humidity from the air, helping to dry everything out.

So, in the event of a storm, use DampRid, and keep DampRid on hand to control excess moisture at all times.  Check out the complete assortment of DampRid products now.