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The Dampp-Chaser Rod can do just that.

Here’s why…

Dampp-Chaser Rods are great for confined spaces and storage: wardrobes, linen cupboards, pantries, under stairs, gun safes, library archives & books, small storage areas. And popular for RVs, caravans, and boats.The Dampp-Chaser Rod is guaranteed for an impressive 10 years, and we are confident that you will enjoy the benefits long after. This simple device looks like a fluorescent tube. It is made from light aluminum and is very energy efficient consuming only 12 to 35 Watts. That’s an average of just 10c per day.

So how does The Dampp-Chaser work?

Dampp-Chaser rods warm and dry the moist air in storage areas where they are installed. Warm air, being lighter, rises to the upper section of the space. At the same time, colder, moist air sinks to the bottom. This creates a constant circulation of air within the storage space.

So, besides lowering the humidity, the Dampp-Chaser ensures that air in the closet is not stagnant. By preventing stagnancy, the Dampp-Chaser prevents mold and mildew as these organisms grow quickly in moist, stagnant air. As the warm, dry air expands in the closet, the pressure inside will be slightly higher than ambient. This pressure differential pushes stale air out of the closet and fresh air seeps in to replace the void. This air-changing process removes musty smells, keeping the air fresh and clean.


The rod is designed to work in confined but not sealed spaces. It is designed to work in a confined but not sealed space. You do not need to make your storage areas completely airtight. The small gaps found around the door of the storage area will allow proper circulation.

Concerned about the heat? The rod will gently heat to a maximum of 51.6 deg C, so it will not burn or scorch your items, or if you or a child were to touch them. Dampp-Chasers are completely safe. They are UL certified for safety and have continued to meet the stringent safety standards of electrical testing agencies worldwide, since the product’s invention in 1947.

How do I install the Dampp Chaser?

Simply pop on the mounting clips and place the rod on the floor of the storage area. Or you can use a screwdriver to mount the rod to the skirting board. No special DIY skills are needed!  Simply plug it in and forget it.

If you are interested in the Damp- Chaser Rod to chase away dampness, go to our website:

Damp Solutions Australia have supplied Dampp-Chaser Rods to our AusWide customers for over 18 years, and they continue to be one of our most popular drying products.

FAQs   Check out our ”rule of thumb” quick area handling calculator guide to find the right size rod for you.

Or call us and have a chat to one of our friendly team members/ staff. Hotline 1300 353 043