Will A Dehumidifier Dry Out My Damp Walls?

One of the most common issues homeowners experience is rising damp. It can result in unsightly damp walls and harmful black mould growth. Damp walls can also cause the damp to spread from the walls to the curtains, carpets, furniture and floors. If you do not address the problem, the paint, plaster and concrete will disintegrate, requiring extensive repairs.

Many homeowners believe that a dehumidifier will help them dry out damp walls. While this is true to a certain extent, you should also make an effort to consult a damp specialist to provide damp treatment for your home. Using a dehumidifier is not the long-term solution to damp.

What Does A Dehumidifier Do?

A dehumidifier extracts excess moisture from the air by sucking it in. Thereafter, it releases dry, warm air that is devoid of moisture. As a result, it helps to balance humidity level in your home. So, while it can help dry damp walls, it is necessary to tackle the actual cause of the damp.

 

Using a dehumidifier cannot be a long-term solution. For the short-term, it will improve air circulation in your home and even balance out the moisture, but once you stop using the device, the damp will return and wreak havoc with the walls, furnishing and other areas that are cold and not insulated. 

Choose Wisely

A dehumidifier is an effective device to dry out damp walls. However, to get rid of damp for good, it is essential to use a damp specialist. This is where we are here to help, we will ensure superior results and ensure you do not have to keep using the dehumidifier going forward. Our specialists will ascertain the root cause of damp and produce a customised solution to treat it.