Argos shoppers praise £50 dehumidifier that helps 'completely get rid of mould' | The Sun

ARGOS shoppers are raving about a £50 dehumidifierthat will help to get rid of mould in your home.

Mould and condensation can spread around the house particularly when temperatures drop in the winter.

If left untreated, mould can pose a risk to vulnerable Brits with existing health problems like eczema or asthma.

But some savvy shoppers have found have found a dehumidifier for £50 at Argos that can eliminate mould and mildew.

The Challenge 0.5 Litre Mini Dehumidifier is currently in stock online and is going for just £50.

Argos said it can remove a maximum of 300ml of water a day – which is great for smaller spaces.


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And, according to experts at Uswitch, dehumidifiers normally use 185W – so they usually cost about 6p an hour to run.

That means it would cost £4.20 a week if you used it for one hour every week.

Writing a review on the Argos website, one shopper said: "Our clothes in the bedroom were smelling of damp.

"The dehumidifier was placed inside the sliding door of the wardrobe and has made a big difference in the whole bedroom."

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While another added: "This little dehumidifier seems to work pretty well given its size and cost.

"Got it for the conservatory to keep condensation down – I'm impressed."

It's currently the cheapest dehumidifier showing on Argos' website, but it isn't the cheapest we've seen.

Of course, do scout around for other deals and if you're willing to spend more money then it might be worth buying a bigger dehumidifier.

Amazon is selling a portable 0.5L dehumidifier for £29 but it can only remove 250ml of water a day.

B&Q is also currently selling a similar size dehumidifier for £44.99.

While dehumidifiers are a great way to keep mould and condensation down, it's important to note that they might not eliminate the problem all together.

Below we explain other ways you can help to prevent it from appearing in your home.

How can I get rid of mould in my home?

We tested out some top hacks for tackling mould to see how effective they are.

There's also the trick of placing salt in a bowl and hoping it catches mould – our reporter Harriet Cooke said it worked quite well.

And, costing at £1.70 for 500g from Tesco, salt isn't too expensive to buy either.

You can read a full list of mould prevention hacks and our verdict in our test here.

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We also spoke to a property pro who said it's important to take mould seriously.

You can read all the tips he has to give here.

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