These small dehumidifiers contain a special polymer or other chemical, such as calcium chloride, that absorbs water in the air. When the material absorbs the water, it melts and drips down into the bottom compartment. When all of the material is gone from the top compartment, it is type to dispose of the liquid inside.
Some types have easy open tops for disposal, some cheaper kinds require you to cut open the top for disposal. If your dehumidifier has a seal that says 水捨てシール, simply peel back the seal and poor the liquid down the drain or toilet. Make sure to run water or flush to clear it out of your pipes.
Be sure not to touch the liquid as you dispose of it. If you do happen to get it on your skin, make sure to wash your hands afterward.
These dehumidifiers can be purchased at any drug store and at some grocery stores.
Peel off the sticker and dump it!
When the dehumidifier becomes full, you must dispose of the liquid inside. If you do no, it will turn to rust. Open the top of the container by either using scissors to cut it open or by peeling up the designated seal. Then, pour the liquid down the drain with the water running, or flush down the toilet. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the scissors you used to cut open the white covering.
Don’t pour the liquid into plants, as this will kill them.
Be sure to put the empty container into the proper garbage.
- This type of dehumidifier removes extra water from the air and also deodorizes.
- These are perfect for small spaces or areas where clothing is kept. You need to only remove a packet from its protective plastic and put it where you need it.