It’s almost summer here. I can feel it in my bones. It’s scorching hot now with temperatures rising to almost 40 degrees in the past week. Last night it was 42 degrees outside. Whew! Talk about being in an outdoor sauna.
The humidity levels in this part of the world goes up to more than 70%. We became wary of its possible effects not just on our health, but also in our home that is why I always keep a stock of dehumidifiers of the desiccant type found in Carrefour, the largest hypermarket you can find here. this is how it looks like:
Because humid air can cause mold and mildew to grow, we keep a stock of these and keep them in our baby’s changing table and in our closet where all my bags are kept. A weekend ago, I took this out of the closet 3 months after I’ve placed it:
Here’s a picture of an unopened dehumidifier and a used (and full) dehumidifier side by side:
|before & after|
Now that we have our little one, I am super tempted to get ourselves a proper dehumidifier for our home. Summer’s just nextdoor, and it would be good to arm ourselves with this just to be on the safe side.