Prevent Mold

So keep the mold in the cool season from her apartment. At the beginning of the cold season”is available for home and apartment owners again increased caution. In the autumn/winter increases not only the risk of thefts and burglaries, but also the number of apartments that are beset by mold. First indications can be musty smell and stains on the walls. Mold is also a health hazard, because the spores of the fungus can be highly harmful above all young children are at risk. Breathing, showering the formation of mildew, cooking or laundry dry – the man constantly produces moisture.

Is this water vapour away not aired, he accumulates in the aeronautical. Because the air can absorb only a limited amount of moisture, sits the excess water vapor in the cold areas in the House and condenses. Exactly these places make the perfect breeding ground for fungi. In addition to airing false, but too short drying times for new buildings can and refurbishment, leaking pipes or a bad thermal insulation for moisture to be responsible. This way you prevent damage to health and building important: SO heating and AIRING it right! On cold walls can occur very fast moisture, heating hence rooms, which are not often used, or where you prefer lower temperatures.

Place furniture directly to the walls! These are often thermally and prevent the temperature recording of the wall. The inner wall surface temperature should not fall below also 17 C. Ensure that panels or curtains do not restrict the heat emission from radiators or hinder. This could lead to a build-up of heat on the Windows and prevent the heating of the room. Possible to keep closed the doors to less heated rooms, because otherwise moist air in the cold walls. Avoid possible indoor fountain and evaporation vessels to radiators, since these in the inhabited areas that uncontrolled increase humidity and thus increase the amount of water vapour. Better to accommodate larger leaf plants fully heated indoors because their irrigation water in the form of water vapor on the air emitted and thus increase the humidity. Ventilation is important! The principle for the cold seasons: as often as possible (winter: 4-5 times a day;) Summer: min.. 2 times a day) as short as possible (5-10 minutes), as strong (observe torque). Any continuous ventilation by tilting Windows will cost more energy and promotes condensation. As far as your radiators with conventional valves are fitted, you should close them during ventilation. Large amounts of water vapor in the showers or cooking immediately derive outwards and can not distribute through open doors in the apartment. Can a layman combat the mildew itself? Here goes: small mold areas can be killed with 70% alcohol and removed. Stain brush, Soak for 30 minutes and then wipe with alcohol-soaked towels. Then discard the swab in the household waste. During the work should be aired well. People with weakened immune systems and people with allergies should not stick up in the room. With a large damage area professionals are in demand.