By Tim Kowols
A fire late last month in southern Door County provided a good reminder for dehumidifier owners to check their units to make sure they are keeping up and up to date. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department responded to a home two weeks ago on County Road DK in Brussels with a smoke filled basement due to a malfunctioning dehumidifier. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says when you are using extra equipment like dehumidifiers and space heaters to keep up with the demands of winter to take the extra steps to be cautious.
Approximately 2.5 million dehumidifiers were recalled in 2016 under a number of different brands and model numbers. You can find a link to see if your dehumidifier has been recalled online with this story.