Before we moved into this house the basement was unfinished. My dad headed up getting half of it finished. So that is where Jody and my room is, a bathroom and big closet. Then in the unfinished part is the laundry and storage area.
The whole basement stays damp. One night Jody and I decided that getting into our sheets felt like we were camping, the sheets were so damp feeling. Our towels never get dry when we hang them up. I was afraid mold was setting in.
We were looking around for a dehumidifier. Now for those of you who live in North Dakota or other dry areas, I know you are like WHAT? I know. When we were in Bismarck, it was so dry I was ALWAYS battling static, all year long.
Anyway, we found a good deal on a dehumidifier on craigs list. We drove quite far to get it, but it was a good deal...and I am SO glad we got it.
It has like a gallon holding tank and I empty that thing AT LEAST once a day. I have moved it around. I am wondering if the machine is trying to catch up and eventually will slow down or is it going to suck a gallon of water from the air and walls everyday?
Its kind of interesting, don't you think?
4 days ago