Living in such an old house near the ocean, this was bound to happen and some point.
Oh a warm summer afternoon, I noticed some dark spots on the wall of my closet. I did not want to think the worst, but I knew it wasn’t good! I could tell that it was either mold or mildew, but I didn’t want to find out for myself. I called my landlord and she showed up almost immediately Good news was that it was only mildew and not dangerous to my health. I was not sure how to treat this kind of thing, but my landlord told me that she would handle it. I was instructed to take everything out of my closet and leave the house for the day. I did as I was told and when I returned, there was a brand new dehumidifier in my room! The dehumidifier is used to remove moisture from the air and prevents the growth of mold and mildew. Living in such an old house near the ocean, this was bound to happen and some point. I knew that the house was old and that the moisture levels were high due to the location, but not until the dehumidifier did I realize how much moisture. After one day, my dehumidifier had gathered an entire gallon of water from the air! I thought that maybe there was just a lot of moisture in the air due to the recent rain and warm weather, but it turns out that my dehumidifier collects that much water each day. It is so crazy to think that without the dehumidifer, the moisture just sits in the air, or is absorbed by our clothes and furniture.