Does your home feel damp?
Moisture rising from damp soil beneath homes is a common problem in Canterbury region, making homes harder and more expensive to heat. Dampness can also cause problems with mould, a common trigger for asthma. You can install a polythene vapour barrier on the ground beneath your home to prevent damp rising. Households that qualify for free insulation can also have damp proofing installed for free (conditions apply) see our website.
You can also reduce dampness inside your home by keeping kitchen, laundry and bathroom doors closed, and using extractor fans to draw out moisture while cooking, bathing or washing.