Make a Dehumidifier If your basement is too damp, try this easy-to-make dehumidifier. Fill an empty coffee can with salt and leave it in a corner where it will be undisturbed. Replace the salt at monthly intervals or as needed.
Prevent mold by making sure your basement is primed and patched to protect from floods, and using a dehumidifier to keep your basement's humidity level low. Remember, mold can grow only in damp environments.