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Bedroom Feels Damp?

My bedroom feels constantly damp, so does my bedding and clothes. I cannot find the source of the problem. There is no dampness on any of the walls or floor and I cannot find any cracks that might be letting in air. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Kyla from Ireland

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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

I have the same problem. I simply run a room air conditioner to dry it out. I do this all year long too. Believe it or not, the ac in the winter, keeps the room at a more even temperature than depending on the furnace to keep warm and it also keeps the air clean and moving and fresh. I keep the temp at a comfortable 68 all year this way. It also only adds about 3$ a month to my electric bill.

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By Harry (Guest Post)
October 8, 20080 found this helpful

Your bedroom has too much moisture. Either open the windows several times a day for 10 minutes for a change of air or buy a dehumidifier.

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November 19, 20170 found this helpful

Does opening the windows help remove dampness from the room even if you live in a fog belt near the ocean?

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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

You could also put a small container of Damp Rid in your room. We have to do this in our basement. (Keep out of reach of children & animals.)

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August 12, 20200 found this helpful

Damp Rid is great for closets. I buy a container from the Dollar store and a big bag of refill crystals from Amazon. Once the crystals are used up from the Dollar store Damp Rid container I refill it from the big bag. It is amazing how much moisture you can remove from a closet.

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I also keep one in the spare room. The room is closed up and only used a couple times a year.

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October 9, 20080 found this helpful

Get a dehumidifier.

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February 11, 20180 found this helpful

Does a humidifier help to keep the damp at bay?

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February 5, 20190 found this helpful

They said a DEHUMIDIFIER not a humidifier.

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

I had this problem. Come to find out we had a hot water leak under the house and the mold was so large it hung from the house to the ground. Everything felt wet it took a lot of time and money to get rid of the mold.

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We moved the water heater out of the house. It now has a home of it's own outside. Please check and make sure this is not your problem. It can't hurt to look for mold. Have a good day.

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By Lee (Guest Post)
January 11, 20090 found this helpful

See here though:
www.4hurtingchristians.com/insulating_homes_causing_higher_humidity_making_you_sneeze_from_dust_mites_causing_asthma...

Should help some anyway, many things you can do, extractor fan, and so on, dehumidifier as already suggested, and though defeats the object, when really cold out, normally closer to 0 (freezing), but below 5, have heater on, room around say 21 and open the window for a few minutes, if only a little way, not wide to let too much cold in, and this should help shoot the humidity down.

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As for all the rest, I've done the work for you, so many links and information, you'll become obsessed about it like I did, but fascinating and interesting reading and you'll no doubt learn much and realize about your health being affected as well as the damage to your home because of excess or too low humidity in it.

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Anonymous
April 2, 20170 found this helpful

I would heat the room. Or, use a dehumidifier.

dengarden.com/.../Getting_Rid_Of_Damp

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July 10, 20170 found this helpful

I am staying at a hotel and I had this exact experience - the bed feels damp. It's not a cheap hotel, it is fully air conditioned, and the building is historically important and does not have damp...

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the answer for me: the sheets are 100% polyester, and a quick google search tells me that polyester does not breathe.

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January 13, 20200 found this helpful

THAT is your problem - no air getting in at all. It is not air from outside that creates damp, it is the lack of it. You need to air out the room constantly. That becomes a problem in the winter months, since it is cold and no one wants to open all their windows and let in cold air, but you really need to open the vents on the windows to circulate air around the room, if you do not open the windows. Condensation is created by cold meeting hot/warm. Condensation is bad on single glazing, that is why double glazing eliminates a lot of the condensation since the two sheets of glass do not let cold meet hot/warm.

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Your breath creates moisture, that fills the air and cannot escape if there is nowhere for the moisture to escape to. Just as drying clothes in the house creates moisture that also needs to escape. Be conscious when cooking things like pasta, boiling eggs, etc that creates a great deal of moisture so does boiling a kettle. Try and vent your home as much as possible with windows and doors - so moisture can escape and not hang around the house making it damp.

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