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Mould in your house - a hazard to health and wallet.


Where mould is, is always damp. Experts differentiate between surface moisture and wall humidity. The so-called surface moisture is usually nothing more than condensation damp and has various causes: blocking plasters and paints, insulation without controlled ventilation, thermal bridges or bad airing.

schaden-keller-oyda 29-72 rgbIf there is moisture inside masonries, we refer to the so-called wall humidity. The main cause for wall humidity is capillary rising damp, which moves over defective or non-existent damp-proof courses from the soil into the masonry. When capillary rising damp enters to evaporate on the surface of the wall, there is also a surface moisture developed but with a perpetual supply from the soil.

Damp walls are breeding places for mould and germs of all kinds.

First signs are mouldy smell and discolourations that are noticed as an unpleasant and unavoidable evil by most homeowners.

Mildew is spread by spores in the air and also gets into the human body in this way. There are many types of mildew. Some of them are a real health risk and can be the cause of asthma, bronchitis, bad breathlessness and gastrointestinal problems. They cause infections in old or sick people with a weakened immune system, as well as in babies with an immature immune system.

According to the German Allergy and Asthma Association, there are approximately six percent of Germans with mould allergies. Especially children and allergy sufferers often develop a spore-induced asthma. Even skin eczemas or fungal growths on the external ear canal are typical syndromes that can be caused by mould.

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What you can see as mould on your wall is only a part of the problem. By now, invisible mould spores and mycotoxins are in the air and the "network" of mould, called mycelia, is in the masonry.

The first step to combat mould

If capillary rising damp is the cause, ECODRY is the right partner.
For many years, ECODRY contributes with its system to dehumidify walls successfully to the restoration of a healthy living atmosphere. Read more: successful removal of mould.