Damp Walls: Causes, Consequences And Measures

At first glance, everything looks fine, but soon it becomes apparent that damp walls can be found in the basement or in the living rooms - this scenario does not only affect new buildings. Old buildings can also be affected. The causes of damp walls are thereby different. However, the necessary measures are the same. So should be reacted fast, in order to avoid a mould formation and health impairments.

The Most Frequent Causes Of Damp Walls

As soon as a damp wall is discovered in a house or apartment, the cause is investigated. First signs are wet stains, which spread on the walls, the wallpaper loosens or the wall colour punctually changes. The causes are versatile. Particularly frequent reasons are, however:

  • Moisture from inside — Straight line then, if damp walls appear in a rented flat, the landlord will look for the cause only once with the tenant. Actually, it is possible that damp walls develop if wrongly ventilated and heated is and a high air humidity exists. Many people ventilate the entire day. They open the window and do not close it again. Good ventilation only takes a few minutes. Impact ventilation achieves effective ventilation of the rooms. The windows are opened wide for five to ten minutes several times a day and then closed again. High humidity in the rooms is caused by high temperatures, drying laundry in the room or long showers and baths in the bathroom.
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Mould In The Bathroom: Prevent And Remove!

Mould in the bathroom: Prevent and remove!
Mould in the bathroom: Prevent and remove!

The bathroom is the room in the apartment that has a particularly high development in humidity. As a result, the bathroom is often affected by mould. If it occurs, immediate measures should be taken to combat mould in the bathroom. Permanent mould infestation can have an effect on health.

In every 10th household, there is mould infestation. The bathroom and bedroom are particularly often affected. The formation of mould in the bathroom is based on high humidity. The formation of water vapour occurs when bathing or showering. This creates an excellent basis for moulds. If wrong ventilation comes in addition, the growth is still promoted. The bathroom should be ventilated after a shower or bath. It is recommended to ventilate the bathroom. This means opening the window in the bathroom for five to ten minutes.

Mould develops particularly quickly in some places in the bathroom. These include

  • Shower curtains
  • silicone joints
  • fittings
  • tile joints

Colours in black or green indicate that mould has formed here.

How Can Mould Be Detected At An Early Stage?

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