Sometimes no matter what you do, the mould just keeps coming back.
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Mould is a health hazard that can lead to increased illness in your household, so it’s important to manage it as best you can.
According to a 2015 BRANZ survey, more than half of New Zealand rental houses had visible mould. It’s often caused by moisture issues in the home and may be beyond your control to manage.
These are some of the symptoms:
Read more in our dampness and ventilation section.
If you think the mould, cold and damp in the home is bad enough that it could be affecting your health, you may be eligible for a healthy home assessment.
Our free guide provides advice and tips on what you can do to make your home warmer, cosier and cheaper to heat.
This report is available free to consumers and was produced with funding from the Ministry of Health.
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