On average, Malaysia weather is hot and humid throughout the year, meaning that it may be a relatively high level of water vapour in the air. When the environment is humid it may cause many unwanted problems such as mould, mildew, and seasonal allergies.
The humid climate is more prone to these problems especially in a living space that has very limited ventilation such as basement, bathrooms, apartments or any other common area where moisture can build up. Leave a room or enclosed space closed up for a few weeks and you would experience such signs and symptoms.
Some of the common human allergy reactions are:
Sneezing, wheezing and difficulty breathing
Stuffy nose, Itchy eyes and nose
Skin rashes and other irritation
To combat these problems it is advisable to make sure the environmental condition is in a balanced condition. One of the ways to combat it is by using a dehumidifier where it can provide many benefits to your indoor environment.
Below are some of the benefits you can get when you use a dehumidifier;
1. From damper to drier environment
A damp and humid environment is the most favourable condition as the breeding ground for mould. A damp environment can cause the surrounding air to dampen anything that it comes in contact with, meaning moulding may occur to your furniture, books, documents, electronic appliances, building materials, clothing and much more. To alleviate this problem, the level of humidity should be reduced to ensure that it doesn't encourage the production of the mould. A dehumidifier helps by absorbing the excess moisture and releases drier air back into the room.
2. Prevent mould and mildew
Mould and mildew are one of the root causes of many health problems, the most prominent one is allergy reactions, asthma and breathing difficulties.
If the place has just been struck with flood it is advisable to get a dehumidifier because the flood water that seeps into the wall or things could potentially increase the humidity level and encourage the reproduction of mould and mildew .
3. Say goodbye to a musty smell
A musty smell is the consequence of excess humidity and the cause of mould and mildew to form. These fungi release foul gases which can be absorbed into any fabric present in the area. These could be very damaging to your property and very uncomfortable for the dweller in the room.
Placing a dehumidifier in the area can help absorb excess moisture and remove any unwanted smell in the room.
4. Delay the growth of dust mites
Dust mites live surround us. It lives cheerfully in our curtain, bedsheet, pillowcases, rugs and etc. These mites obtain their nutrient from human dead skin cells by breaking it down into smaller particle so that they can digest. Now that your skin is crawling, do not worry, you would not even notice that the dust mites are there.
However, if the area is damp it will create an optimal breeding ground for the dust mites to multiply in number causing another problem which is dust mites allergy reaction.
5. Reduce condensation
We may have not to notice that many of the current home appliances that we used create condensation such as water heating, showers, baths, and etc. But, if no prevention action is taken it may create even more problem such as paint wall or wallpaper peeling, shrinking wood, and etc. So it wise to obtain a dehumidifier to minimise condensation from occurring.
6.Promotes indoor laundry drying
During the rainy season, drying laundry outside would not be an option. Most of us will opt to dry our laundry inside our house. Indoor laundry drying could potentially create more harm to us than we thought. It may seem like a small matter but it creates optimal conditions for the growth of spores and breeding ground for the dust mites especially in a poorly ventilated room. Hence with the presence of a dehumidifier will help combat this issue when drying laundry indoor.
Living in a condominium or apartment is part of today’s lifestyle. Occupants usually do not have laundry drying space and they look towards using a dehumidifier to dry their clothes rather than clothes dryer. There is a distinct advantage of this as clothes dried using a dehumidifier do not wrinkle or crease as it is hung out to dry and not tumble dry.
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