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How to get rid of moisture and mustiness in the basement: an easy way

Alina MilsentLifestyle
How to get rid of moisture in the basement. Source: Created with the help of AI

Underground rooms often become damp due to insufficient ventilation, as the walls trap water and air. Often there are no windows. Basements and earth cellars become a breeding ground for mold, not to mention the pungent and distinctive musty smell that is difficult to remove.

Fortunately, there is an extremely easy way to get rid of moisture and mustiness. House Digest experts say that one effective ingredient will come in handy.

An effective life hack

The porous nature of charcoal will absorb excess water in the air, helping to reduce humidity and prevent mold growth. Charcoal has deodorizing properties, so it's a great way to eliminate musty odors from your basement and improve air quality.

Charcoal is completely natural, affordable, and easy to use. However, there are some caveats to consider. Charcoal has a limited lifespan, so it needs to be replaced from time to time. To keep your basement dry and fresh, you will have to periodically replenish your supply.

The network also advises using charcoal in different rooms where moisture often accumulates, such as the bathroom.

You should also keep in mind that charcoal can be slightly toxic to pets. If your pet accidentally swallows it, it can cause nausea and vomiting. It is recommended to keep pets away from charcoal. If you suspect that your pet may have consumed some of the product, contact your veterinarian immediately.

A dehumidifier should be considered as a more reliable and safer investment. Many newer models can also be connected to the local drainage system, easing the need to empty the water tank.

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