Moisture, mold, and mildew can do a lot of damage to your outdoor storage building if not properly protected. If it is a wood storage building, like a shed or garage, moisture can cause the wood to rot at an accelerated rate. Fluctuations in the temperature and humidity are a precursor to moisture, mold, and mildew. A storage dehumidifier can help with that.
Why You Need A Storage Dehumidifier
Excess moisture can lead to mold growth which can result in hazardous health problems as it can greatly reduce the quality of the indoor air and cause foul odors.
This can cause damage to the contents of your storage shed however there are a few things you can do to prevent that.
1. Cracks and Holes Can Cause Serious Damage
First, look for any cracks or holes made by animals in the shed that may be allowing water to seep in the building. Seal the cracks and holes where possible water damage can quickly occur.
2. Weather-Resistant Floors are a Must!
You should also have a weather-resistant floor and floor frame. A cement floor is a good choice that is coated with a moisture-resistant paint or stain. If you do use wood as a floor frame, make sure the wood is pressure treated and elevated off the ground if possible.
3. Plants are Beautiful, but Seriously Trap Moisture!
It’s also recommended that you keep plants away from the structure as they keep moisture trapped along the sides and foundation. They also create shade which can prevent the wind and sun from keeping the structure dry.
How An Eva-Dry Storage Dehumidifier Can Help
One of the main tools you can use in order to keep moisture out of your outdoor spaces and prevent mold and mildew is to use a storage dehumidifier inside. This will greatly reduce the amount of moisture in the air and protect not just your shed or garage but also whatever you store inside it.
Consider using the Eva-Dry E-333 model which works in areas up to 333 cubic feet, requires no batteries or cords for use, and is 100% renewable. It lasts up to ten years, is compact and quiet, always spill and mess-free and is non-toxic, child and pet safe.
For larger spaces, check out our EDV-2500 mid-sized electric dehumidifier that is designed to remove excess moisture from areas up to 2500 cubic feet! It uses advanced thermal electric Peltier technology to pack a powerful punch against the damaging effects of moisture in storage units.
Safe, Effective Way to Reduce Moisture Causing Mildew & Odors
Eva-Dry dehumidifiers provide a safe and effective way to reduce moisture, mildew, and musty odors all over your storage building around the clock.
Place the dehumidifiers in areas that need it most and watch them work their magic!
They absorb excess moisture into small silica gel beads without the use of cords or batteries. Silent and completely non-toxic!
As the storage dehumidifier absorbs the excess moisture it is reducing the chance of mold, mildew, and other harmful bacteria that can cause health risks.
To learn more about how to deal with excess moisture using storage dehumidifiers, contact us today or check out our available units that are perfect for your storage area. Improving your air quality is just a click away.