When old buildings are restored, this is of course done with the best intentions. The restoration is carried out in order to correct defective heat insulation and to avoid the increased energy costs caused by this. This usually involves installing new windows. While this solves the problem of the heat insulation, modern windows seal so well that the necessary air exchange is hindered. The consequence: The air humidity increases, forming the basis for the feared mould growth on walls and ceilings.
Mould risk isn't always clear to the naked eye
It is often difficult to determine exactly who or what has caused mould: the inhabitants or defective building construction? This is where modern measurement technology comes in. It is in fact rare that mould growth is caused by constructional deficits. The cause is more often the living habits of the tenants, for example incorrect or insufficient heating and ventilation of the living quarters.
With the correct measures not only are you able to locate dampness, but you can prevent it from happening again
We've put together this short guide to help landlords and those responsible for facilities management to not only identify damp build up, but also to identify the route cause early, before mould or damage becomes visible. It includes a number of approaches to prevent dampness such as continuous, remote monitoring and non-contact methods. Download your Free guide to damp detection via the link below: