How can data loggers help you prevent mould growth in buildings?

Mould can grow on walls and ceilings in homes, offices as well as in listed buildings. It’s a common problem that keeps damp-proofing companies busier than ever. However, simply combating mould in buildings is not enough to prevent its growth, especially in the long term. For this, you need to look at the underlying cause: excessive humidity.

Mould growth in buildings

Data loggers monitor humidity levels in buildings accurately, which means you know when there is a danger of mould growth so you can take appropriate measures in time. This results in a healthier indoor climate and a comfortable living or working environment. We would be pleased to explain how it works.

 

Prevention is better than cure

In order to prevent mould growth, it is not enough to combat it with measures such as repointing or repainting the walls. If you want to tackle the problem properly, you need to contain the relative humidity so that mould has no chance to grow. Data loggers provide insight into humidity levels and, when linked to a monitoring system, you can even check the data 24/7. This lets you introduce timely measures should the humidity levels become excessive. Prevention is better than cure.

 

The critical threshold of 60% humidity

The critical humidity threshold at which moulds can grow is 60%. If you stay below this threshold, mould has no chance and you will not experience any problems. It is therefore especially important to keep a close eye on the humidity level in rooms such as cellars, toilets, bathrooms, warehouses and garages to ensure the threshold is not exceeded.

 

Not only in old buildings

Although a common belief is that mould growth only occurs in old buildings such as museums or other listed buildings, nothing could be further from the truth. New buildings with inadequate ventilation are also susceptible to mould growth. Especially these days when doors and windows are often kept shut as a way of saving on energy costs, the humidity level increases and with it the chance of mould growth.

 

A lasting comfortable indoor climate

Are you a technical assistant, building manager or technical services worker whose job is to ensure a healthy indoor climate? Do you want to avoid the hassle of damaged walls and ceilings due to mould growth in buildings? Do you want to create a lasting, comfortable living or working environment? Get to the root of the problem!

At Pedak Meettechniek, we would love to advise you on how data loggers can make sure mould has no chance of growing. Make an appointment without any obligations and explore the options!

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