Tackle dampness from the bottom to the top.
Why stopping moisture is important for a healthy home
Having a warm, dry and well ventilated home is essential, not just for comfort, but also to help you avoid serious health issues. The average NZ family home produces up to 8 litres of moisture each day. Condensation and mould are visual identifiers that there is a problem.
How you can stop moisture to make your home healthier
There are a number of ways to tackle dampness and prevent moisture in the home.
Moisture barrier - A waterproof sheet installed over the ground underneath your house. This prevents the damp from rising inside your home, reducing condensation and mould.
Dehumidifiers - Remove moisture from the air inside your home to prevent mildew.
Ventilate - Make sure you use your extractor fan and rangehood when boiling water or using hot taps in the kitchen and bathroom. It's also a good idea to open your windows for at least 10 minutes a day, this will help cycle the air through your home.