A damp home will lead to a raft of health-related and building-related problems. Mould and mildew cause respiratory problems (wheezing, shortness of breath), sinus problems, irritation of the skin, eyes and throat, headaches, nausea and even depression. These conditions especially affect babies, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Dust mites also flourish in damp conditions. What’s more, damp conditions adversely affect the integrity of the home and furnishings. There may be structural damage (rot) in internal framing and window surrounds, peeling paint, staining of walls and furniture, and damage to curtains and bedding.
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Good news! Up in the roof space it’s a different story. Rooftops act as giant solar collectors, warming and drying the air in the roof spaces below.
The HRV Healthy Home Ventilation system takes the naturally warmer and drier air from the roof space, filters and purifies it, and distributes it evenly throughout the home. This creates a “positive pressure” environment which forces excess moisture and pollutants (mould spores, dust mite waste) from the home.
Recently Drybuild Infrared Solutions inspected a typical damp home prior to the installation of an HRV System. The results showed that within one month the moisture levels in the home reduced by 25-52% – a significant drop made possible by HRV System.