If you fail to keep your closet air, walls and ceilings dry and moisture-free you run the risk of developing moisture problems. That musty, odor will get into your clothes and anything else you store or hang in that space.
The first sign of too high a moisture level in your closet is that telltale damp, musty odor that announces the presence of moisture problems. That’s your warning of danger ahead.
Here’s how to keep that from happening:
- Never put anything damp into a coat, clothes, storage, towel or linen closet. Always, always, always make sure all items are completely dry before putting or hanging them in a small dark closed-in space with no air circulation and no way to dry out completely.
- Do not pack things too tightly in there. Leave room for air circulation.
- Use shelving that promotes circulation such as coated wire shelving.
- Air out the closet from time to time.
- If it’s located near your laundry room, bathroom or hot tub, keep the door tightly closed whenever you’ve got the shower or washer or dryer or whirlpool running.
- If on the other hand, it’s in a drier part of your home, try louvered instead of solid door to promote air circulation and reduce closed-in dampness.
- If you live in a damp climate or near water, monitor your indoor humidity to keep it below 50%. An inexpensive meter can measure the relative humidity.
- If humidity is chronically above 50%, you need to dehumidify. The simplest, quickest, safest, most cost-effective solution is DampRid Moisture Absorber which naturally removes humidity from the air in your closet, helping to keep the air and everything else fresh, dry and free of musty odors.
DampRid is the Key to Moisture Control.
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