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Anti-Mold Kit

Mold prevention by heating walls with V4heat heating fabric

Mold around the home is not just a visual problem, it also has the potential to cause health problems quickly. With the V4heat Anti-Mold Kit preventing the growth of mold due to condensation or moisture from cooking, washing and so on, is child’s play:

The heating fabric is simply embedded in the plaster of walls already affected by or prone to mold growth (e.g. cold corners of exterior walls, the bathroom or behind the large wardrobe) and becomes invisible after installation. Equipped with a temperature sensor, the heating output is automatically adjusted to a temperature range that leaves mold no chance to grow.

The higher surface temperature of the wall effectively prevents any indoor moisture from condensing. This will take away the nutrient base mold spores feed on. Thanks to its fully automatic control, you can rely on the system completely, and prevent any damage by tenants in rented objects due to incorrect ventilation or heating. The kit features a "plug and play” design and is therefore particularly easy and safe to connect.

Moisture: guarantor for mold growth

Once mold infestation is discovered in a building, the first thing to do is to find the root cause. Moisture is always the trigger for mold growth and its causes are manifold:

  • capillary rising damp
  • moisture penetrating from the outside
  • moisture caused by water damage, e.g. a defective pipe
  • moisture caused by condensation
  • moisture caused by showering, cooking, drying clothes etc.

While the first three causes are the result of structural defects or sudden damage, and can be remedied after repair, it is difficult to avoid the last two causes of moisture.
 

Why are corners and walls behind furniture particularly affected?

Indoor heat does not travel to the corners of a room, which remain colder than the other wall surfaces. As a result, the temperature in corners often falls below the dew point and can give rise to moisture.

The same applies to walls hidden by large pieces of furniture such as a wardrobe: the warm indoor air does not reach the wall, so its temperature falls below the dew point.

Dew point is the term used to describe the temperature at which air becomes saturated with water vapor. When cooled further, the airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid water (e.g. fog or dew). In residential areas, walls will become moist and thus an ideal breeding ground for mold.
 

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