When DampRid's white pellets are exposed to the air, they absorb excess moisture and dissolve into a brine (salt solution). They won't dry the air to a level that damages plants, animals or clothing. The formula is non-toxic, septic safe and friendly to the environment. It's safe for home, family and pets and is easy to dispose of after use.
DampRid® Moisture Absorbers work in three phases:
Excess moisture is absorbed into the white calcium chloride crystals. The white crystals begin to harden and form a solid mass. They have not yet dissolved. You may see liquid dripping into the bottom chamber of the product at this stage.
Excess moisture will most likely be dripping into the bottom of the product. Approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of the white crystals will have dissolved.
All of the white crystals will have dissolved and the bottom of the product will be full of liquid. You will see a small line of colored freshener beads in the top chamber of our DampRid fragrance products.
Discard the DampRid® product and replace with a new one. For refillable products, empty the collected liquid into the sink (with running water) or toilet and refill.
The timeframe listed for each product should only be used as a guideline. The product may last a shorter or longer period of time depending on changes in temperature and humidity.
DampRid® products come in a variety of sizes and types — one will be just right for you.
DampRid® only absorbs excess moisture from the air — if placed in an area where humidity is not a problem, the crystals will not begin to harden and dissolve. The DampRid® crystals remain viable and continue to work, but only as needed.
DampRid® crystals will initially harden as part of the natural moisture absorption process. Some consumers incorrectly assume the product is defective when they see the hardened crystals.
If DampRid® turns to liquid form in a matter of days, this signals significant humidity and may indicate a serious moisture problem that should be looked into by a professional contractor or inspector.
DampRid® crystals may turn color — often brownish, orange, reddish, pinkish — from trace amounts of minerals in them. This discoloration does not affect performance, and can be rinsed off with water or left until the crystals have dissolved away entirely.