What causes the problems?
Did you know that 58% of people have suffered mould and condensation in their home? If you consider the fact that 90% of the time is spent indoors, it is vitally important to focus on improving indoor air quality (IAQ). It can damage not just the property, but health as well.
Cooking, cleaning and bathing
These activities generate up to 10 litres of moisture per day. In addition, every load of washing that is hung to dry inside adds 2.5 litres. All together there could be 12.5 litres of moisture generated in the home every single day which can cause condensation and mould.
Volatile organic compounds
Substances like formaldehyde get into the home from things like paint, new furniture and cleaning products. The average person breathes 9,000 litres of indoor air each day, so poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause serious risk to health such as heart and respiratory diseases, and asthma being a key concern.
In the drive to insulate our homes we have created an airtight box where, not just heat, but moisture and chemicals can’t escape. This causes poor indoor air quality, which can contain a cocktail of over 900 chemicals, particles and biological materials, which can have a negative effect on health.