Excess moisture is harmful to health and the human body, so we should always try to prevent moisture at home. But this task can be difficult in certain areas, depending on factors like weather, and so we use various techniques to help us reduce moisture levels. Dehumidifiers are very useful for this, although it is noteworthy that those sold on the market can be expensive. That is why we explain in OneHowTo how to make a homemade dehumidifier.
To make a homemade dehumidifier you need to buy some calcium chloride. You can find this in drug stores or DIY centres, usually sold as small white balls or flakes.
Once you have the calcium chloride (which will be responsible for absorbing the moisture), you must put it in a sock or Lycra stocking and tie a knot.
Then you should create a support on which to fix the sock or stocking so it hangs and does not touch the bottom of the container. You can use a small piece of wood, metal or other material for support to fulfill the function.
Place a plastic saucer or something similar that can collect the water dropped by the calcium chloride under the sock or stocking.
By doing so you will see how the homemade dehumidifier reduces humidity levels. Remember to keep an eye on the container and to empty it when full.
After some time you will have to replace the calcium chloride and place a new pack to continue absorbing moisture from your home.
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