Dampness is a serious problem in many New Zealand homes. A survey by Statistics NZ found almost half of renters battle excess moisture. Mould and dust mites thrive in these conditions, which can lead to allergies, asthma and severe respiratory illnesses.
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If you've got a problem with condensation, the first thing you need to do is consider where the water is coming from. Before buying a dehumidifier, we think it’s crucial your home has adequate heating and ventilation. Tackling the sources of dampness is the only way to effectively stop mould.
Where does the water come from? Here are some of the common sources of moisture in your home.
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