Keep mould and damp at bay with a dehumidifier

Lizelle Verrall
 August 26, 2016
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WHETHER it's  musty odour, black spots on your shower curtain or ceiling, peeling paint, or fuzzy white patches on your floor, household mould and mildew are not only unsightly, but can be detrimental to your health – especially if you have allergies or asthma.

Mould spores need a moist environment in which to germinate, so many mould problems are caused by lack of ventilation, water leaks rising damp, steam and condensation of showers, cooking or high air humidity.

These mould spores, once inhaled, can cause serious respiratory problems, asthma attacks or even the onset of asthma. Other health implications include eye irritation, leading to inflammation or watery eyes, headaches and migraines, sinus problems and constant sneezing.

The best way to ensure the control of mould and mildew after it has been properly removed is by managing the humidity levels. New houses, however, often have higher indoor humidity levels during the first few years as the concrete, plaster, paint and wood finishes dry out. Older houses may have ongoing problems with dampness because of a structural breakdown, such as leaking roof, poor cavity wall ventilation and rising damp.


One of the best ways to control humidity levels is with a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier reduces humidity levels, making your home less hospitable to allergens such as mould, mildew and dust mites. They further help reduce odours that accompany mould and mildew in your home by getting rid of that musty smell.
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