How do I dispose of the DampRid® liquid in the Refillable container after the crystals are used up?
DampRid® is water soluble. To dispose of the DampRid® crystals or the fluid contained in the bottom chamber, simply flush down a toilet, first raising the seat.
How Does DampRid® Work
The DampRid® crystals are calcium chloride, a type of salt that, like similar salts, attracts moisture. We use the word moisture because it is the most universal term, but the most accurate words for what the product absorbs are humidity or water vapour. The “loose” water molecules of the vapour are more easily absorbed by the calcium chloride crystals than liquid or solid water are. By absorbing water vapour from the air DampRid® begins to dry the air, thus promoting the evaporation of liquid water, which, given time, can allow this to be absorbed as well. DampRid® works best in high humidity areas. Without the humidity to absorb DampRid® will not function, or not function as quickly.
How DampRid® Works
When DampRid’s white pellets are exposed to the air, they absorb excess moisture and dissolve into a brine (salt solution). They won’t dry the air to a level that damages plants, animals or clothing. The formula is non-toxic, septic safe and friendly to the environment. It’s safe for home, family and pets and is easy to dispose of after use.
DampRid® Moisture Absorbers work in three phases:
Excess moisture is absorbed into the white calcium chloride crystals. The white crystals begin to harden and form a solid mass. They have not yet dissolved. You may see liquid dripping into the bottom chamber of the product at this stage.
Excess moisture will most likely be dripping into the bottom of the product. Approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of the white crystals will have dissolved.
All of the white crystals will have dissolved and the bottom of the product will be full of liquid. You will see a small line of colored freshener beads in the top chamber of our DampRid fragrance products.
Discard the DampRid® product and replace with a new one. For refillable products, empty the collected liquid into the sink (with running water) or toilet and refill.
The timeframe listed for each product should only be used as a guideline. The product may last a shorter or longer period of time depending on changes in temperature and humidity.
DampRid® products come in a variety of sizes and types — one will be just right for you.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
DampRid® only absorbs excess moisture from the air — if placed in an area where humidity is not a problem, the crystals will not begin to harden and dissolve. The DampRid crystals remain viable and continue to work, but only as needed.
DampRid® crystals will initially harden as part of the natural moisture absorption process. Some consumers incorrectly assume the product is defective when they see the hardened crystals.
If DampRid® turns to liquid form in a matter of days, this signals significant humidity and may indicate a serious moisture problem that should be looked into by a professional contractor or inspector.
DampRid® crystals may turn colour — often brownish, orange, reddish, pinkish — from trace amounts of minerals in them. This discolouration does not affect performance, and can be rinsed off with water or left until the crystals have dissolved away entirely.
What if the liquid runs back into the unused crystals
Just hang the bag or put the product the correct way up again and the product will still continue to work as normal.
LOCATIONS TO find DampRid® in the UK and EUROPE
The DampRid product range will soon be available in a shop near you.
What do I do if I accidentally spill some of the collected liquid?
Use a wet/dry vacuum or towel to absorb as much of the liquid as you can. Continue to pour regular tap water onto the spill to dilute the concentration of the liquid. If you don’t dilute or clean the spot, the spilled liquid will continue to absorb excess moisture and the spot may get larger.
What happens if someone accidentally swallows the white crystals?
The crystals used in DampRid® are absolutely safe and non toxic .If swallowed by mistake the person /pets will immediately spit it out due to its raw /sour taste like unprocessed salt.
Why does my DampRid® harden into a solid block?
DampRid® is composed of calcium chloride, which is a type of salt product. Because of its salt properties, as it begins to absorb moisture it begins to swell thus becoming a hard solid mass. The salt is acting like a sponge pulling the water from the air and trapping it in the upper portion of the basket. When the upper basket has completely solidified and has absorbed as much moisture as possible, it will begin releasing the water to the lower chamber of the product.
Why are the white crystals discoloured?
Discolouration may occur because of some impurities in the manufacturing process of the white crystals. Also, as they absorb excess moisture, the crystals also pull any dust particles in the excess moisture into the Refillable Moisture Absorber.
Why does my DampRid® get over faster than stated on the pack ?
DampRid® works faster when opened for the first time to get the moisture level to the optimum level and then slows down, hence your DampRid® may get over faster initially and when replaced again will work as per days stated on the pack or may wary a bit as per the condition of the room and the moisture level present in the room.
Why is there no water in the bottom container; is something wrong?
If the DampRid® is hard it will soon release the water to the bottom container. Please be patient and water will start forming below. Sometimes this will take up to a month, sometime longer, depending on how much moisture is in the air If the DampRid® is hard it is absorbing moisture an in time it will release it to the bottom container.
Will the DampRid® crystals and/or the liquid hurt my pipes?
No, the DampRid® diluted liquid is safe for your pipes and is septic safe. We recommend that you flush the liquid down the toilet, first raising the seat before pouring.
“Avoid metal and leather” appears on the container. What is the danger?
DampRid® is a salt product. If the absorbed moisture comes in contact with metal for a long period of time, the metal will corrode. Similarly, the product can absorb the moisture in leather, leaving it hard and wrinkled.
My DampRid® IS NOT WORKING!
I have been using DampRid® for years and this has never happened before. The absorption of excess moisture and the solidification of the salt crystals depend on the amount of relative humidity that is present. Mildew and mould require moisture to grow. The optimal range for growth is 70-90% relative humidity. When the relative humidity is below 62% mould does not grow. This product is chemically designed not to dry the air to a level that damages plants, animals, or clothing. Once the relative humidity drops below 60%, the calcium chloride becomes dormant, slows down and will restart again when necessary. This is designed to be cost efficient for the consumer because the product works when it should and not when it does not have to.
The liquid is rusty coloured, is there something wrong with the product?
No, there is nothing wrong with the DampRid® or your home. The rusty colored liquid comes from trace mineral deposits that are found in calcium chloride. It may not turn rust coloured in every batch but it is normal if it does happen.
DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS – Do I cut the protective cover to empty the collected liquid?
No. There is no need to cut the protective cover. When all of the white crystals are gone, discard the entire Disposable Moisture Absorber in the trash.
DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS – Is the Disposable Moisture Absorber spill-proof?
No, but the protective cover does help make the Disposable Moisture Absorber spill-resistant. If the Disposable Moisture Absorber is flipped over for an extended period of time the protective cover may become saturated and some of the collected liquid may seep out.
HANGING PRODUCTS – Do I cut the bottom chamber to empty the collected liquid?
No. There is no need to cut the Hanging Moisture Absorber. When all of the white crystals are gone, discard the entire Moisture Absorber in the bin.
HANGING PRODUCTS – Do I break up the white crystals if they turn hard and form one solid mass?
No. This is a normal part of the process through which the white crystals absorb the excess moisture.
HANGING PRODUCTS – Do I break up the crystal mass in the lower chamber of the collected liquid?
No. This crystallization in the lower chamber of collected liquid occurs when there is a rapid temperature change. Do not squeeze or break up the crystal in the lower chamber. As the white crystals collect more moisture, the crystal mass will begin to dissolve.
HANGING PRODUCTS – What are the yellow beads in the top of the Hanging Moisture Absorber?
The yellow beads are fragrance beads that give the Moisture Absorber its fresh scent.
REFILLABLE PRODUCTS – Do I break-up or chip the white crystals after they become one solid mass?
No, this is a normal part of the process through which the white crystals absorb excess moisture.
REFILLABLE PRODUCTS – There are salt crystals that resemble ice crystals in the lower chamber of the product? Why?
This can be caused by a sudden change in either temperature or humidity. To get rid of the crystals, run water over the ice crystals until the formation dissolves.
REFILLABLE PRODUCTS – Do I need to empty the collected liquid before the white crystals have dissolved?
No. Instead of evaporating into the air, the collected liquid will continue to absorb a small amount of moisture from the air.
REFILLABLE PRODUCTS – Should I add more DampRid white crystals to the top of the container before they are all dissolved?
No. Please allow all the white crystals to dissolve before you add more, or else you may alter the absorption process or damage the plastic container.