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Humidity absorbers?

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crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 11:37:27

Anyone used this humidity absorber? Any good? Can't afford to use dehumidifier as often as this place needs it. Regularly air the place, wipe down any condensation, dry clothes outside & good extractor fan in bathroom. But think there are underlying issues that I'm unable to sort out as it's rented.

mistlethrush Fri 28-Sep-12 11:40:26

Ask your landlord to buy you a dehumidifier you can run in the bathroom to minimise damp problems?

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 11:54:00

Thanks. Got a dehumidifier but it's expensive to run so have to limit its use. The bathroom itself is fine.

mistlethrush Fri 28-Sep-12 11:57:07

We run our dehumidifier in the bathroom and dry all our washing in there - that will dry a load of washing overnight, as well as stopping all the steam etc from the bathroom going into the rest of the house and making that damper than it would have been.

crunchingautumnleaves Sat 29-Sep-12 19:28:27

Anyone else? Would love to hear if you've used the Unibond Humidity Absorber or something similar.

PigletJohn Sat 29-Sep-12 20:19:07

absorbers, pah!

it weighs 450g dry

Weigh it when fully wet.

If you're lucky it might absorb a cupful of water.

Dehumidifiers suck it out of the air by the bucketful (and wet washing draped over radiators emits similar quantities)

If you put it in a sealed biscuit-tin or something, I'm sure it would keep the biscuits dry. but the amount of water it absorbs will not be noticable in a house.

Open the windows instead, or turn on the extractor.

crunchingautumnleaves Sat 29-Sep-12 20:39:24

Thanks pigletjohn!

HearMyRoar Sun 30-Sep-12 15:42:46

We use humidity absorber thingys as our flat gets damp in a few specific corners. We just have the cheap ones where you put the absorber stuff in the top bit and the water fills up the bottom so you can see how much it absorbs which is a reasonable amount but no, not bucketfulls. It does the job for us and stops mold appearing in key areas if you just want something to pop in a particularly troublesome part of the house.

LCarbury Sun 30-Sep-12 18:49:36

We use something very similar in a couple of cupboards - stops mould in a couple of dodgy corners and makes the cupboards smell better.

mummmsy Sun 30-Sep-12 18:52:46

I use poundland versions of these in the wardrobes, def absorb water, not sure how effective they are though

i agree that the cost of running a dehumidifier is rotten

queenofthepirates Sun 30-Sep-12 18:54:12

I used them loads when I lived in Asia, they are very common there. They work well for mild mould problems especially in the winter when you don't want to open windows

crunchingautumnleaves Sun 30-Sep-12 19:18:21

Ah, thanks so much everyone. Great hearing from people who've used similar! Sounds like they may be a useful extra to use in addition to the other things. If not, I'll have to figure out something else so move to a different place grin

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