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A to Z Guide of Uses for Dehumidifiers

Achoo Allergy offers a wide selection of dehumidifiers with numerous sizes and features for nearly any environment or application.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Attic Spaces Attics are convenient storage areas for many people. Valuables often are  placed in attics in geographic areas where there is a threat of water  damage caused by basement flooding. To protect these valuables from  mold and mildew, a dehumidifier can be used to regulate the humidity and the temperature in your attic.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Basements Basements and underground personal bunkers need to be kept dry to  prevent mold and musty odors. Because they are underground, these  rooms are susceptible to water penetration and leaks. Stopping the leaks  and using a dehumidifier are keys to keeping your basement dry.

Crawlspaces are low areas beneath the floors of a building that give workers access to wiring, plumbing, and HVAC units. Houses that are constructed without a basement usually have a crawlspace. This open area under your house becomes wet during cold and rainy weather. Water from the ground, through vents, and from concrete can get in the crawlspace and cause mold. Because warm air rises throughout your home, mold is carried up from the crawlspace. You need to keep these areas dry.

Damaged areas from rainstorms and natural disasters need industrial strength dehumidifiers. As soon as a hurricane or large storm passes through an area, the clean up begins for home owners, community leaders, and businesses.

Electronics, semi-conductors, and clean rooms are important components to the technological developments of today's cyber world. Computers and other electronic equipment use metals to transport currents to perform their jobs. Corrosion can build up on the metals in these units and negatively affect performance and function.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Fire and Water Damage Fire and water damage restoration are cleaning processes that need  powerful dehumidifiers. Moisture that cannot be removed by extraction  can be removed by drying the walls, floors, carpets, etc. This process  saves money in replacement costs and loss of production time for businesses.

Greenhouses are buildings that require constant monitoring of relative humidity. Many plants and trees need a certain level of humidity to bloom properly. Small greenhouses for orchids and other delicate flowers need to have humidity between 45% and 60%.  An indoor dehumidifier that will help you maintain specific humidity levels.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Hospital Use Hospitals must control their operating room environments to prevent  infections and to keep patients comfortable. The best way to do this is to  keep the temperatures in the hospital cool. Cool temperatures often lead to condensation and moisture. A commercial dehumidifier helps a hospital control the moisture that can result from cooler temperatures in a large building.

Industrial applications are numerous for dehumidifiers. Factories  involved in any kind of manufacturing have to be temperature controlled  environments. An dehumidifier can be used to prevent damage to  costly materials and to prevent corrosion and rust from forming on delicate machinery.

Jacuzzi and spa areas create a tremendous amount of humidity because of the combination of heat and water movement in a small space. Without proper dehumidification and ventilation, dampness and moisture problems are bound to occur. Musty odor, peeling paint, and foggy windows are all symptoms of an indoor moisture problem.

Kitchens and dry stores in restaurants must be kept clean and free from mold in order to provide the best food for diners. Restaurants also must pass routine health inspections. A dehumidifier in a large kitchen helps to control humidity, moisture, and possible mold growth on counters, in sinks, and on utensils.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Locker Rooms Locker rooms in health clubs or gyms are breeding grounds for mold, fungi, and bacteria. Most gyms have shower areas, pools, saunas, and hot tubs that may keep this area wet almost all of the time. Proper dehumidification will make for a more comfortable and safe work out environment.

Museums, libraries, and archives are favorable areas for mold spores. Artifacts, paper, and the adhesives found in book bindings are ideal breeding grounds for microbes. You can combat the presence of mold by controlling the humidity in these buildings with a powerful dehumidifier.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Nursing Homes Nursing homes must provide comfortable conditions for their  residents. In the summer when temperatures are over 90 degrees and  humidity levels are around 70%, many people indoors have trouble  breathing. A dehumidifier can lower humidity levels in large common areas and make it easier to breathe.

Offices and warehouses need a dehumidifier that stays out of sight and regulates the relative humidity in the building year round. The Orion dehumidifier from Ebac for instance, can be installed into your existing HVAC system to give your employees a more comfortable work environment and to protect your products from damage caused by high humidity.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Prevention of Corrosion Preventing rust and corrosion of machines and machine parts is a must  for businesses to keep production costs down. Metals, like iron and steel,  are susceptible to corrosion in the presence of moisture. To prevent  corrosion, the space is maintained by a dehumidifier at a specific relative humidity. The products or materials are not able to absorb the moisture from the surrounding air.

Quick construction projects must stay on schedule to accommodate real estate developers and home owners. Using a commercial dehumidifier allows you to dry recently painted rooms more quickly and efficiently. A restoration humidifier can be operated by one man. They are easily transported between rooms in a building or between job sites.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Restoration Restoration of water damaged homes is one of the best places to use an  dehumidifier. Quickly drying out the carpets and walls of a restoration  project is vital to getting a room or basement restored to its original  condition. These units save time and money on any restoration project.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Indoor Swimming Pools Swimming pools in homes release excessive moisture and chemicals  into the air. This can cause nausea, wet pool areas that never dry,  humidity can rot the building structure, and walls become wet and  damaged. By using air movement and dehumidification, pool owners can control their indoor air quality.  A wall mounted dehumidifier designed for use with an indoor pool is a good choice.

Telecommunications gear uses lightweight and composite materials to transport messages in our society. These substances have an affinity for moisture and will collect moisture that could damage the entire system. This damage could be costly and hard to remedy if not prevented in a timely manner.

Underground facilities used for storage or for government employees need a dehumidifier. To control the temperature and humidity underground, the HVAC system must be working in conjunction with a dehumidification system.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for Vaults and Safes Vaults and gun safes need dehumidifiers because of the delicate and  precious metals that are stored in these areas. Without proper care and  temperature control, guns can be transformed from working and  valuable to corroded and worthless. A large vault or gun room is a great place for a commercial dehumidifier.

Wastewater or sewage treatment plants are damp environments that must be controlled to prevent bacteria and mold growth. These plants are set up to control water that is being used by the public, but inside the plant itself the conditions are wet and ideal for bacteria growth. A dehumidifier can help keep the relative humidity level inside the building at a constant percentage.

Ebac Dehumidifiers for X-Ray Preservation X -ray film preservation is vital to a hospital records room. Because of  the type of paper used in X-rays, these films are very susceptible to  damage from moisture. They are also records that people need access to  over a long period of time. Proper dehumidification is important to any records or storage room.

Yachts and houseboats are living areas that are near large bodies of water. These vessels are frequently exposed to broad temperature ranges and weather conditions. You can keep your home on the water mold free by using a dehumidifier and porting the water.

Zoos and kennels use dehumidifiers for food storage purposes. Storing large quantities of hay, branches, twigs, and other natural food elements requires controlling environmental conditions. Food must be kept at a constant temperature. During damp weather, dehumidifiers continuously run to keep food dry and palatable for longer periods of time.

For more information on home dehumidification, visit our Dehumidifier FAQ page. To learn how a dehumidifier works, check out our How Does a Dehumidifier Work article.