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How to Use a Dehumidifier Properly

PuroClean Canada
Publication date:
December 14, 2018
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The most important details are when to use a dehumidifier and how to operate it safely. The dehumidifier should be used in damp and musty-smelling rooms where a relative humidity of 40-50 percent is needed. It should also be used in humid climates to dry up flooded areas. Maintenance tips should be followed and the air filter and exhaust grilles should be checked and cleaned. The dehumidifier should be placed on a level and stable surface with at least 25 centimetres of free space behind it and 1.5 metres in front of it.

The dehumidifier should be kept away from flammable items and heat sources, plugged into a grounded outlet, and kept away from windows and doors. It should also be regularly cleaned and vacuumed, and turned off when nobody is home. The tank should be emptied as often as needed, and powering the dehumidifier on must be done 10 minutes after turning it off. PuroClean is a leading commercial and residential restoration franchising company that offers fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mould mitigation and remediation, and biohazard cleanup and removal.


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PuroClean Canada
How to Use a Dehumidifier Properly
December 14, 2018
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