I don't suppose there's any other way to fix this other than buying a dehumidifier? This is not an option right now as they're terribly expensive [$800 for the cheapest one we could find].
We're really hoping it was being caused by the washer that leaked buckets of water all over the floor [more stuff thrown out, grrrrrrr]. We've got another one hooked up that doesn't leak so we know it was the other washer and not any of the tubing or the sink.
But in case the old washer was not the cause of all the dampness, what else can we do? The house was built in the late 1800's, if this makes any difference. Nothing leaks into the basement [as in any plumbing or pipes from upstairs], the walls are sound and don't leak as far as we can see. No wetness has ever been seen but we'll have a better idea when it gets warm enough for it to actually melt [it was -31 here last week, not including the wind chill].
Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.