We give you information in all you need to know about swedish law and regulations, how to avoid health problems due to humidity and mould in hidden areas.
BBR 6:51: “Buildings should be designed so that moisture does not cause damage, bad odors or hygienic disadvantages and microbial growth that can affect human health.”
6: 5334: “If there is a risk of splashing water or condensation on hidden surfaces, drainage from these surfaces must be arranged so that the water is quickly visible.”
6: 5331: “… joints, connections, fasteners and feeds in watertight layers shall be waterproof.”
Moisture and mold causes health problems
An extended damage process can cause health problems such as asthma, allergies, various types of respiratory distress and insomnia.
WHO has established the relationship between moisture and mold in the indoor environment with common symptoms such as:
Mucous membrane and respiratory tract – Feeling of irritation or dryness of the eyes, nose and throat, nasal congestion, sniffing, hoarseness, cough, recurrent respiratory tract infections, emergence or deterioration of asthma
Skin symptoms – Heat or redness of the face and throat, dry, irritated skin, pruritus, rashes, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, urticaria or eczema
General symptoms – Fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, headache, generalized dementia, lice sensitivity. There is no good evidence for the connection between moisture and mold indoors and generalized genome. However, according to clinical experience, generalized genital symptoms may occur secondary to respiratory distress, especially rhinitis with nasal congestion.
Other symptoms – For example, experience of unpleasant odors, such as mold, soil or basement.
Our concept Watersafe kitchen is designed to prevent water damage before damage becomes too large and mold occurs. Watersafe kitchen is a concept designed to minimize the risks of moisture, mold and water damage.
Almost all damage begins in the same way with a few drops of water, which are not detected in time. Sometimes the leakage develops very quickly and the water flows or spills out in such large quantities that all water supply must be shut down and assistance called. The most difficult and expensive water damage occurs when the dripping continues for a long time without being detected. The dripping is also ongoing when you are at home and believe to have an eye on and control over what’s happening. The leakage water is sucked up by interior and building materials and is only visible when the construction is saturated or unpleasant odors occur.
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