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Got Mold? It Might Be Your Dehumidifier


I hope you got a chance to see my video about air filtration for mold. The next natural question I get is, what about dehumidifiers?

Dehumidifiers are created pretty equally when it comes to mold, because their solution is the same – remove humidity. Find a machine with good ratings on the sturdiness of the fan (usually the first thing to go out,) that has a built in meter so you can monitor humidity, and that is appropriately sized to the cubic feet of your space. Other than that, they’re pretty equal in my experience.

The key is to keep the watery bits free from mold.

In this video, I share tips on how to do this for both the drain tube setup and the bucket collection setup.

Break the mold, take back your health!


Hey Dr. Jill Crista here with more in my series, Got Mold?.

Well, spring has finally sprung here and you know what that means? Time to plug in your dehumidifiers in your house.

Mold can grow at a humidity of 50% or higher. So if you’re in a humid area get that dehumidifier running in your indoor environment.

A little tip. If you have one of those that you have a hose connected to a drain, flush that hose with some essential oils of either Tea Tree, Thyme, Cedar, Pine, Sage, some kind of essential oil that’s good against fungus and mold so that you don’t grow mold in the tubing. And if you have a dehumidifier that has a bucket catching you can add a little bit of bleach to that if you’re not sensitive to bleach or again essential oils to that bucket so that doesn’t become a reservoir to grow more mold.

Alright happy spring!

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