Do you have trouble with mould, damp walls and mason work? This blog may help you!

Walls need to breathe!

Plaster and paint are a kind of skin to our four walls. They are using the same function like skin called balancing function. If a wall or plaster surface is able to absorb dampness-apexes which we produce daily it lowers the risk for condensation water and even mould or mould spores.
Plaster and paints used to [...]

Damp mason work and damp walls are two different things

The term “damp walls” relates to surface dampness of walls (condensation or hygroscopic moisture). Causes for damp walls are usually heat bridges, cooling below dew point or temporary high humidity after taking a hot shower in the bath for example.
To fight damp walls other steps have to be taken than to fight damp mason work.
The [...]

Take samples of mould yourself

There’s no problem in taking samples of mould yourself. Analyzing and assessing the samples is a separate matter.
But let’s take a look at how to take samples of mould first:
Mould is known to have three different developmental stages:
1.) Mobile, invisible spores, which spread through the air
2.) Visible mould on walls or items
3.) Mycelia, consists of [...]

Moisture causes saltpetre – Saltpetre causes moisture

If ascending dampness stays long enough in mason work (talking particularly about decades or centuries) moisture has enough time to dissolve salts from the ground and building materials.
Salt combined with water gives water a whole new quality and suddenly water becomes conductive.
This causes electrical processes but is currently not an item.
Combined with water salt is [...]

How much mould is acceptable?

There are no official standards about mould pollution in the air of a room. To this date there hasn’t been any ordinance passed by the EU just because in this case it’s nearly impossible:
Mould and its spores are so common like the air that we breathe.
Our bodies are already used to some kinds of mould, [...]

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