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Schimmel – Questions and Answers from Practice

What causes mold growth in rooms?

Mold can have many causes. The two main focuses are basements and living spaces.

In the basement, condensation moisture in particular is a problem in summer. Ventilation usually exacerbates the situation …

Incorrect ventilation or insufficient ventilation can be the cause in apartments. However, mold formation in apartments is usually the result of two components:
poor ventilation AND thermal bridges (insufficient component insulation).

Mold cause number 1: Too much humidity in the room

Only if excessive moisture is permanently reduced – the mold problem will be eliminated in the long term.

Can I get success with chlorine spray or anti-mold paint?

You have to be aware that you are only doing a “cosmetic correction”.
The cause is not eliminated! You run the risk that the mold preparations used are very often more dangerous to health than the mold itself … Chlorine is emitted into the air and is inhaled … Such contaminated air is particularly harmful to children and allergy sufferers. Such emissions are perceived by dogs / cats for days and weeks … Therefore:

Only removing the cause is the basis for sustainable mold remediation.

  1. Evaluate and equalize the cause of moisture .
  2. Eliminate mold at the “root”! A superficial spraying, or even just an “air disinfection” with spraying of microscopic droplets – is not sustainable renovation!

What are the costs of a comprehensive mold remediation?

The mold remediation costs are divided into the following areas:

  • Evaluation and determination of the appropriate
  • Mold control
  • Reduce humidity if necessary
  • Elimination of mold
  • Accompanying measures such as surface decontamination
  • Airborne germ measurement (if necessary)
  • Wall coating for mold in solid reveals / corners / outer wall (if necessary)

We would be happy to make an offer if you describe your mold problem to us.

Depending on the complexity and extent, a comprehensive mold remediation is possible from EUR 350.00!

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