How to Get Rid of Moisture Problems in a Room

Excess moisture arises as an issue in many homes, often only in certain rooms.
Use fans to get rid of moisture problems.Use fans to get rid of moisture problems.
If you have a room that constantly has excess moisture present, the moisture can lead to odor and mildew growth, as well as making the room feel unkempt. According to Better Homes & Gardens, moisture can come from cooking, doing laundry or water trapped in walls or insulation.

Step 1

Place a dehumidifier in the room, as this is one of the fastest and easiest ways to pull moisture out of the air. Place the unit in the middle of the room and turn it on. Remember to empty the water canister daily to get rid of all the moisture the dehumidifier collected.

Step 2

Place fans in the room and open the windows. Point the fans toward open windows and allow the room to ventilate. This gets rid of moisture as well as odor. Also keep windows open on a small crack as often as possible so air can circulate through the room.

Step 3

Sprinkle baking soda over the flooring and let it sit overnight. Vacuum the floor to collect the baking soda. This naturally deodorizes and absorbs moisture.

Step 4

Mix equal portions of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Mist this around the room as an odor-neutralizing spray if any musty odor is in the room.

Step 5

Turn on exhaust fans when cooking steamy foods or taking hot showers. This allows the steam to escape from the room which would otherwise stand and lead to a moisture issue.

Step 6

Turn on the heat in the home for a short period and leave windows open on a crack. The heat will evaporate the excess moisture in the air.

Things You Will Need

  • Dehumidifier
  • Fans
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar

Tip

  • Make sure the attic is vented properly, and also make sure the foundation of your home is properly sealed so no moisture can seep into the home.

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.