Cleaning

I found mould in my room and ordered these two products immediately

Visible results in 24-hours!

When disaster strikes, aka, you leave the house only to find mould on your favourite vest, there is only one (or two things) to do: put light to the vest (kidding of course) and hit the markets for a mould removal system. 

Having lived in the Sunshine State for a majority of my life, summers and “winters” (said lightly) have typically been dry – give or take a couple of tropical cyclones. It’s safe to say that I was well and truly unaware of the headache that wet weather brings to Sydney. 

So, after assessing the situation, four loads of laundry, a professional-grade clean (done by self), and a PhD in removing mould later (thank you Google), I had become an unsolicited expert. With this newfound skill under my belt, it is only fair that I share my key findings with you. 

If you have found yourself in the late-night scramble searching for mould-controlling solutions, then you have come to the right place. Read on to find the top two products that saved my sanity. 

What’s so special about these cleaning systems?

Yes, that’s right, cleaning systems – plural! Of course you could set yourself up with a two-in-one go-getting machine, but in my opinion, tackling the pesky mould spores with an air purifier and dehumidifier proved a more thorough approach – let’s discuss. 

Philips 2000i series air purifier

Philips 2000i air purifier
(Credit: Philips)

The Philips air purifier was an obvious choice for me as it has been designed to target airborne bacteria with advanced scanning technology, detecting and fighting pollution in real-time with 60,000 continual scans per minute. Other key features that stood out were:

  • Superior filtration performance removes 99.97% of bacteria, pollen, dust, and pet dander
  • Philips Air+ app allows smart control from anywhere at anytime
  • Purifies a 20 metre squared room in less than nine minutes
  • Features four modes: AI smart adapt, sleep, gentle, and turbo
  • NanoProtect HEPA filter with smart change indicator
  • Low energy consumption running at maximum 46W power
  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Hysure quiet and portable dehumidifer 

Dehumidifier portable
(Credit: Hysure)

Claiming to produce noise disturbance less than that of a rain drop, the Hysure mini dehumidifier stood out to me as it accommodated to 24/7 operation unlike other systems. Additional features include:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Operates at 35dB 
  • Capable of removing up to 600mL per day
  • Automatic shutdown which ensures safety
  • Touch switch control for operational ease 
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

How to use the air purifier?

  • Step 1: Remove plastic cover from filter 
  • Step 2: Position the purifier as you like and plug into an outlet
  • Step 3: Press the power on button
  • Step 4: Decide on which operating function suits your needs 
  • Step 5: Step away, and monitor the air quality from your device

How to use the diffuser?

  • Step 1: Remove power cord and adapter from water collection dish
  • Step 2: Position diffuser near an outlet away from windows and doors
  • Step 3: Turn diffuser on 
  • Step 4: Empty dish when light turns red 
  • Step 5: Reposition dish in diffuser and turn on
air purifier interface
(Image: Philips 2000i series air purifier interface after 20 hours of use)

Results from our test (so far)

The combined system approach has proved to be seemingly efficient. In terms of air purification, I have noticed a significant improvement. When I first turned the system on, the digital interface appeared purple-red, inferring poor air quality. Since then, and no more than 24-hours later, we have officially made it to the blue light, suggesting good quality air levels. To maintain the blue light tick of approval, I have found it important to make sure all doors and windows remain closed. Though this may seem counterintuitive, protecting the room from excess air flow allows the purifying system to target the nasties that are active in the space. 

Additionally, I have observed very visible results with the Hysure quiet and portable dehumidifier. Within six hours of running the machine, I had already collected approximately 100mL of water – quite incredible considering the small size of the room. Not only was I able to see the evidence of the machines efficiency, but the atmosphere in the room felt considerably more dry and less muggy. 

Overall, are these products worth it?

Philips 2000i series air purifier

Yes, this air purifying system is definitely worth it. Coming in at $439.20 (usually $549), this machine is certainly at the higher end of the price scale, though it is clear to see why. Featuring top of the range purifying technology, the Philips air purifier truly does deliver “clean air at the touch of a button”. If you are in crisis management like I was, and looking to tackle the issue in record time, then this is the machine for you. 

Hysure quiet and portable dehumidifer 

Again, yes, this dehumidifer from Hysure is well worth your money. Unlike the air purifier, this mini dehumidifier is significantly less costly in comparison to the range of products available to shop. Featuring efficient technology systems, this machine delivers excellent quality – working just as effectively as the majority of dehumidifiers.  

Where to buy the air purifier and dehumidifier? 

  • Philips 2000i series air purifier, $439.20 (usually $549) at Amazon
  • Hysure quiet and portable dehumidifer, $79.99 at Amazon


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