#DontMoveImprove: Don't let rust get you down

Solenco Reporter
 August 04, 2017
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Rust is not an optional extra that is desired by car owners, but unfortunately, if you live near the coast or in an area with high humidity, you may be all too familiar with this feature rearing its ugly head. 

Rust not only wreaks havoc on your car, but on your tools, appliances, furniture and building structure as well!

According to Jonathan Strickland from “How stuff works”, rust only needs an anode, cathode and electrolyte to form – and cards are more susceptible to it. “The metal in your car can act as the anode and cathode. Water is an electrolyte. If the climate is humid enough, your car can develop rust even if it’s under cover!” he says.

However, some substances make it easier for rust to form on your car. One of the most common is salt. While water can act as an electrolyte, it’s not very efficient at carrying electrons. Salt water is much more effective. “An object that might rust slowly under normal conditions will rust quicker if it’s in contact with salt water or humid salty air.”

Since moisture in the air is one of the most common causes of rust, decreasing the humidity around your car, appliances and tools can reduce the likelihood of rust forming.

A dehumidifier can help reduce humidity in bigger spaces, while a rechargeable mini dehumidifier, such as the Solenco Mini, work to reduce moisture and humidity in enclosed areas such as toolboxes, drawers, storage containers, safes and cupboards.  Both these types of dehumidifiers can help prevent rust, mould and mildew and help protect your possessions and home.

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