When The Insiders launched their latest campaign and explained how the Unibond Aero 360° Pure Moisture Absorber System can help get humidity levels down to healthy levels in your house, I knew I had to apply.
They provided a checklist of the signs to look for :
- Rooms with limited ventilation or big temperature differences between day and night-time
- Wallpaper peeling off, blistering paint, mould, mildew and damp patches etc.;
- Condensation and lingering bad smells around the house;
- The feeling of being cold or having a cold on a regular basis;
- General allergies and joint problems.
Well, I didn't even have to check the list. This is the nightmare section of our bedroom wall that is just awaiting repairs. Eeek - perfect for Halloween, not so great on a day to day basis though ! To be fair, there was a leak on the outside wall, which has now been fixed, but that corner has always been a problem area for damp. When the Moisture Absorber arrived, I knew where it would be installed.
It's dead easy to set up. You press the button to open the device, place the tab on the axle with the blue side facing downwards, close it up and place it in the room at least 10cm from the wall. One tab (made from ultra-absorbent crystals) should last approximately 3 months in a 20m² room.
I was impressed that it needs no batteries or electricity and that it is very discreet - once it's there, it does its magic and you can forget all about it. The official write-up on The Insiders page said : "If you don’t notice any drops, the humidity level in your room is balanced", so I wasn't actually expecting it to do much, especially now that the leak has been fixed. I was stunned to see a couple of centimetres of water in the bottom within a few hours ! The great thing about the Aero 360° is that it's totally portable so I like to move it to the bathroom when the bath or shower are in use or put it next to the tumble drier or steam iron when they're on the go. You can literally see it working because you can see drops of water appearing in the bottom almost instantly.
If you know have a problem with damp or even if you just want to check how humid your house is, it's a great little product. It gets a bit addictive though and we all keep going to see how much water is in the bottom ! I probably wouldn't use it over the summer, when the windows are open and the house is naturally less damp, but over the colder months, it will definitely be on the go non stop.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP: £19.99 for UniBond® Aero 360 Device and £9.99 for UniBond® Aero 360 Refill Tabs (2X)
(Both Device and Refill are usually available at promotional prices in October, November and December & January.)
Available in the main Grocery stores (e.g. ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons), DIY stores (e.g. B&Q, Homebase, Robert Dyas etc.), Value retailers (e.g. Wilkinsons), Amazon and many other retailers.
Disclosure : As a member of The Insiders, I received the product in order to share honest feedback.
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