Save yourself mould in your new bathroom.
The bathroom is exposed to great stress on a daily basis, as moisture attacks walls, joints and wooden furniture. This often causes mould to form, which can even penetrate deep into the masonry and cause lasting damage there. Mould is not only a structural problem, but also a health problem. It causes respiratory diseases and generally worsens the climate in the bathroom. Bathroom renovation is the best time to effectively and sustainably eliminate the mould problem now. DUSCHKRAFT has found a solution that can be easily retrofitted in existing bathrooms and old buildings.
Where does mould come from in the bathroom?
The main cause of mould in the bathroom is the water vapour produced during showering. Not everyone tears open the window directly after a pleasantly warm shower, so that the moisture can adhere to the walls and tiles. Dust and dirt adhere to the fine droplets, which serve as an ideal breeding ground for mould spores. In the warm, humid climate, the mould thrives particularly well on the wall and in the joints and the typical black spots appear.
Proper ventilation: a daily challenge
Every shower produces 400 to 600ml of water vapour. Especially in small bathrooms, the concentration of moisture in the air is much higher and the room would have to be ventilated more intensively to dry it after use. This is why small bathrooms and guest WCs are often more frequently affected by mould.
In addition, people usually only spend a short time in small bathrooms. The daily routine, such as getting dressed or putting on make-up, is shifted to other rooms, the bathroom door is opened quickly and the humid air spreads to the rest of the flat. As a result, the mould problem can spread to the other rooms and cause an overall damp flat.
How dangerous is mould in the bathroom?
On the one hand, mould is an aesthetic problem, on the other hand, it also becomes a health hazard. Black mould in particular can attack the respiratory tract and cause serious damage to health. As soon as it spreads in the bathroom, it releases spores into the air. The concentration exceeds harmless levels and can trigger the following respiratory diseases:
What to do about mould in the bathroom?
Anyone who notices mould in the bathroom first tries to eliminate the problem superficially. Sharp cleaners first remove the mould from the tile joints, but do not solve the cause of the mould growth. In addition, these cleaners are also harmful to health and, above all, toxic to the environment.
Open window & ventilate regularly
One of the main causes of mould growth in the bathroom is incorrect ventilation behaviour on the part of the occupants. Especially in winter, many people refrain from opening the window directly after taking a shower. The cold air is unpleasant and often the windows are covered with plants or decorations. This is not cleared away after every shower to air out the room. In addition, many people shower in the morning before going to work. In the hectic pace of everyday life, there is no time to air the bathroom properly and wait until the window can be closed again.
Exhaust air systems
The conventional solution for removing humid air is an extractor fan. This has some disadvantages, however, because it often does not reach the corners, for example. In addition, most fans are very loud, so they negatively affect the shower experience. They usually run all day and consume a lot of energy. In addition, ventilation systems require a lot of maintenance and cleaning, and retrofitting is also difficult because at least one hole has to be drilled in the wall. As a rule, the installation of an exhaust air system is also associated with increased expenditure in the context of bathroom renovation.
Problem: Mould in old buildings
Especially in old buildings, mould is a problem for which there is hardly any solution. Often the bathrooms here were still built without windows and also without exhaust air systems. However, retrofitting windows and ventilation systems is usually not possible. The shower dehumidifier from DUSCHKRAFT is the only effective and functioning solution for renovating old buildings.
DUSCHKRAFT Home: the sustainable solution for bathroom renovation
Our DUSCHKRAFT Home shower dehumidifier considerably reduces the amount of ventilation needed in the bathroom. It extracts the moist air directly from the shower cubicle so that it cannot spread in the room in the first place.
Barrier free bathroom
Barrier free renovation with DUSCHKRAFT
Bathroom renovation is an important topic, especially in households with senior citizens, because the shower and WC often become a tripping hazard here. After washing and showering, moisture sticks to the walls and tiles on the floor. These become a slip hazard and have already caused many serious accidents. With DUSCHKRAFT Home, you protect yourself from this risk because the tiles dry faster.
Bathroom planning with DUSCHKRAFT Home
Anyone who wants to redesign their bathroom in the course of a bathroom renovation should rely on an effective mould solution right from the start. Complete bathroom renovation is no big deal with DUSCHKRAFT Home. The system can be easily retrofitted in any existing shower and fits into any conventional shower cubicle. You are also welcome to make use of our installation service.
Contact an expert
Would you like to learn more about the possible uses of the DUSCHKRAFT Home? Then contact one of our bathing experts directly and get individual advice!