Mould, fungus and damp

A high degree of humidity

in an environment will lead to the emergence of fungus on the walls and mould in the home, these two factors can harm the home itself and the health of its inhabitants. Mould spores contain a dangerous toxin that causes dryness in the throat, colds, coughing and promotes allergies. A significant amount of moisture, as well as an insufficient ventilation system, causes the emergence fungus. A non-optimal level of oxygen in the air and the fluctuation of harmful micro-particles will often cause headaches and various dysfunctions related to hypoxia – or lack of oxygen – in spinal cord and brain cells.

What are the ineffective methods against mould?

Thermal insulation at the architectural and construction level is one of the most expensive, but not always effective, solutions that is used to make a well ventilated and sheltered environment. This normally involves invasive interventions to the actual structure of the house and will certainly require huge financial investments. To solve the problem, a more economic option is often used, the so-called “dehumidifiers" or mono-block appliances that eliminate condensation on the windows however; neither are able to completely defeat the fungus, since the root cause has not been resolved, this being due to the level of humidity.

Condensation on the windows

In a house mould spreads very quickly. In order for fungus to form at home the air humidity must be over 70%. By creating an environment that enjoys 50% humidity, we create an optimal habitat for humans that does not allow the emergence of fungus and mould.

Creating a balanced microclimate, the most humid areas such as the bathroom and kitchen will be protected from bacterial contamination. The formation of fungus in the bathroom or in the kitchen represents the first sign that rooms that are not adequately ventilated.In these two rooms it is essential to have excellent ventilation ducts. To eliminate fungus and get rid of mould in the home, it is first necessary to normalize (particularly decrease) the humidity level by draining the air. Recreate a healthy environment in your home or office and ensure a comfortable environment.

Mould on the walls – How can we solve this problem?

The most modern and effective way to get rid of mould at home is to install a decentralized ventilation system. These systems not only guarantee optimal ventilation, but also clean the air in the home, and by doing so, they reclaim it. What is the purpose? Studies have shown that the cause of mould formation in the home is due to a high amount of humidity and pollution in the “domestic" air. The innovative “PRANA” D-MVHR (decentralised mechanical ventilation with heat recovery) is able to reclaim the environment by using multiple sensors such as humidity sensors, atmospheric sensors, CO2 sensors and temperature sensors to assist in monitoring the air and then introducing clean and ionized oxygen, at the amount required, thanks to the copper heat exchanger and its antiseptic properties. It translates into an economic and energy saving solution due to the efficient recovery of the outside air being adequately heated or cooled, according to the needs of the individual.

“PRANA” recuperator/ ventilation system utilises an innovative system of sensors to monitor, correct and control the airflow in any indoor environment. The sensors are capable of detecting changes to atmospheric pressure, temperatures, air quality, CO2 build up and humidity. This allows Prana to be far more effective than any other competing device on the market.