Mold

Remove mold professionally

Mold in buildings not only looks unsightly, but can also cause health problems and allergic reactions in people. However, mold can only be professionally and permanently removed once the cause has been determined and the damage repaired. Botament offers high-quality system solutions for the core areas of mold removal, mold protection and mold prevention, all of which were designed for a healthy living environment. In order to obtain the best possible protection, all 3 steps should always be carried out.

Tackling the causes: professional protection against moisture in the house

The most important reason for the growth of mold in buildings is increased humidity. If the relative humidity is over 65% for a long time, this can lead to mold growth. But not all moisture is the same: it can occur in different ways in the house or it can also penetrate from the outside. These include leaky pipes, damaged roofs, defective component connections and leaking masonry due to a lack of external sealing. With the waterproofing solutions from Botament, you can protect and refurbish your building professionally and sustainably. The portfolio for combating the causes includes Renovation MS80 W, RD1 Universal, Renovation MS10, M34 and Renovation FSP. Renovation MS80 W reliably prevents the penetration of driving rain and aggressive components in the atmosphere. The product is applied to the wall from the outside and acts as a facade waterproofing or impregnation, so that water is not absorbed by the wall and instead rolls off. In addition, BOTAMENT MS 80 W helps to keep the wall dry and thus to preserve the thermal insulation and also reduces efflorescence. The water vapor permeability of the facade construction is not affected by the impregnation. RD1 Universal is a one-component, quick-setting reactive waterproofing for waterproofing components in contact with the ground in new buildings and for the renovation of old waterproofing. The product, which has European Technical Assessment (ETA-18/0327) as a flexible polymer modified thick coating, is ready to use and does not require a primer. In addition, RD1 is highly flexible and crack-bridging, and partial amounts can also be easily removed. Renovation MS10 is a ready-to-use injection cream for horizontal sealing as subsequent protection against rising damp in the masonry. The product is even suitable for highly damp masonry and impresses with its simple application, which takes place in horizontal drill holes. A WTA certification and the solvent-free recipe round off the positive product properties.M34 is a mineral sealing slurry for sealing solid indoor and outdoor components. It is easy to work with, adheres to matt damp surfaces without a primer and is highly frost and aging resistant. In addition, M34 is open to vapor diffusion and can also be used with negative water pressure. Renovation FSP is a special plaster for indoor and outdoor areas, with which damp walls can be renovated quickly and easily. The product is applied directly to the damp substrate. Renovation FSP can be processed both manually and mechanically and has a moisture-regulating and mold-inhibiting effect.

Mould caused by moisture

Mold is present when microorganisms have multiplied on or in a material. The most important prerequisite for this is sufficiently high humidity. According to the guidelines of the Federal Environment Agency “For the prevention, recording and remediation of mold infestation in buildings”, the humidity limit below which no growth of mold on materials takes place is around 70% relative humidity on the surface. But with increasing material moisture, the probability of mold growth increases. At around 80% relative humidity on the surface and with a sufficiently high surface temperature, ideal growth conditions are achieved for a large number of mold types. If the surface moisture is even higher, almost all types of mold and bacteria can grow. The moisture content on a material surface is often described by the so-called water activity (aw value): an aw value of 0.7 corresponds to about 70% relative humidity on the material surface, i.e. a numerical value of the relative percentage air humidity on the outer and inner material surface divided by 100.

Focus on driving rain protection

Driving rain – defined as rain that hits a vertical wall under the influence of wind – moisture can penetrate the outer walls into the building if they are not adequately protected against the ingress of rainwater. Typical cases of damage are leaking connection joints, for example on the window, or leaks in the roof area. Rising and laterally penetrating moisture can occur through masonry, foundations and basement walls that are insufficiently sealed against the ground. Regardless of the moisture damage in the building structure: the causes of the ingress of moisture should always be eliminated immediately. Source: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/sites/default/files/medien/421/publikationen/uba_schimmelleitfaden_final_bf.pdf

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