The phenomenon of “condensation“, occurs when the temperature of the external walls is lower than the “dew point” of the internal air.

In particular, the humidity of condensation originates when, due to a sudden change in temperature, the water vapor abruptly passes from the gaseous to the liquid state, forming a myriad of droplets on the flat surfaces of walls and ceilings.

Depending on the different ventilation and bad thermal insulation, “condensation” can occur on the surface or even inside the masonry itself.

The phenomenon can manifest itself evidently on the surfaces (surface condensation) when the “ventilation” of the environment is deficient and/or incorrect and in a hidden or hidden way in the wall body when it originates from insufficient insulation (internal condensation).

Normal activity inside the home

it is also the cause of a considerable “production” of steam available for the “condensation” (sometimes a few tens of minutes of morning ventilation of the premises would be sufficient to dispose of it).

The appearance of mold in indoor environments is often a consequence also of the inadequacy of the ventilation systems of the living volumes, as well as the condensation phenomena. In general, in homes, the necessary air exchange should be close to at least half the volume of air contained in the environment: for each hour n = 0.5 V/h. The mentioned replacement, which should be guaranteed naturally, can also be achieved with special devices.

The condensation and the thermo-hygrometric conditions that allow it to occur are certainly the fundamental causes that lead to the establishment and growth of molds in the interior of buildings.

To limit and/or reduce the extent of the harmful manifestations caused by humidity, it is also possible to act with “light” methods aimed at the reclamation of the settlements (molds etc.) and the punctual reduction of the lack of thermal insulation of the areas concerned. These are measures which, while operating on the effects rather than on the causes, as it would be more appropriate to act, can also bring about significant improvements in the significance and consequences of degradation, especially if they are supported by appropriate adjustments of the internal ventilation. The measures that can be immediately adopted are attributable:

  • To the improvement of heating and ventilation, with particular attention to “cold” points;
  • To the construction of an insulating protection (thermal coat) in correspondence with the colder walls;
  • To optimize air exchange in the given conditions: keep the door closed and open the window of the room concerned, cooking, bathing, washing and drying clothes, dishes, etc.;
  • To the installation of a dehumidifier in the rooms affected by the problem;
  • Improvement of ventilation in the presence of stoves and heat sources in general;
  • The removal, where necessary, in the most conspicuous cases, of the bulkier furniture from the walls (provisionally or not);
  • To the application, once the mold has been eliminated, of internal thermal insulating and external water repellent paints.

Products and technologies to use

The problems deriving from condensation humidity can be solved by applying treatments against mold (one detergent and one inhibitor of reproduction) and plasters, thermal paints and/or thermal renders applied in the areas to be reclaimed and mainly on cold walls. An intelligent, completely natural solution for the restoration from inside of environments strongly attacked by mold and for the protection of thermal bridges is represented by muffaway PROFY, made up of an exclusive natural anti-mold panel based on lime and cellulose, by a specific NHL 3.5 natural hydraulic lime-based glue-mortar and special transpiring, sanitizing paint or plaster finishes.

 

 

CONSILEX MUFFA CLEANER

Transparent, ready-to-use cleaning agent, for the safe removal of scale blackish incrustations from moulds and biodeteriogenic manifestations, as well as for the revitalising renewal of wooden surfaces.

CONSILEX MUFFA CLEANER

Transparent, ready-to-use cleaning agent, for the safe removal of scale blackish incrustations from moulds and biodeteriogenic manifestations, as well as for the revitalising renewal of wooden surfaces.

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CONSILEX MUFFA REMOVER

Solution based on quaternary ammonium and peculiar active principles for the elimination of biodeteriogenic settlements: moulds, fungi, mosses, algae, lichens, bacteria, etc. from masonry works, in full respect of ecological protocols, with particular reference to biological building interventions and the restoration of vintage buildings and monuments. Over 150,000,000 square metres reclaimed, and 30 years of history, ensure product quality and effectiveness.

CONSILEX MUFFA REMOVER

Solution based on quaternary ammonium and peculiar active principles for the elimination of biodeteriogenic settlements: moulds, fungi, mosses, algae, lichens, bacteria, etc. from masonry works, in full respect of ecological protocols, with particular reference to biological building interventions and the restoration of vintage buildings and monuments. Over 150,000,000 square metres reclaimed, and 30 years of history, ensure product quality and effectiveness.

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SANATIGH

This macroporous, breathable, dehumidifying, fibre-reinforced plaster, with a base of natural hydraulic lime NHL 3.5, is for the dehumidification and hygrometric restoration of buildings and masonry, in works on green buildings, for new constructions and in the restoration of historic and monumental buildings.

SANATIGH

This macroporous, breathable, dehumidifying, fibre-reinforced plaster, with a base of natural hydraulic lime NHL 3.5, is for the dehumidification and hygrometric restoration of buildings and masonry, in works on green buildings, for new constructions and in the restoration of historic and monumental buildings.

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CALEOSANA

A plaster for interiors and exteriors that is macroporous, in respect of green building standards, with high thermal insulation and anti-condensation performance, having a base of natural hydraulic lime NHL 3.5, siliceous aggregates, metakaolin, granular expanded silica with an extremely high volume of interconnecting voids and a low elastic modulus. Its particular characteristics make it suitable for dehumidification, for heat and humidity treatments on buildings and walls, in ecological building operations and in the restoration of historical buildings and monuments.

CALEOSANA

A plaster for interiors and exteriors that is macroporous, in respect of green building standards, with high thermal insulation and anti-condensation performance, having a base of natural hydraulic lime NHL 3.5, siliceous aggregates, metakaolin, granular expanded silica with an extremely high volume of interconnecting voids and a low elastic modulus. Its particular characteristics make it suitable for dehumidification, for heat and humidity treatments on buildings and walls, in ecological building operations and in the restoration of historical buildings and monuments.

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SANAWARME

A thermal, external-coating macroporous plaster with high thermal and acoustic insulation, it has a base of natural hydraulic lime NHL 3.5, natural hydraulic binders with low soluble salt content and low environmental impact, botticino marble, kaolin, calcium casein, Vichy salt, calcium carbonate, tartaric acid, ammonium salts, expanded perlite, cork powder, natural fibres along wth specific and antisaline agents for the dehumidification, thermal and hygrometric restoration of buildings and masonry, in green building works, for new constructions and in the restoration of historic and monumental buildings. Specifically for applying “mineral coatings”. A mortar/plaster with guaranteed performance offering specific insulating properties pursuant to UNI EN 998/1 – Class T1 (the top thermal insulation class). Thermal conductivity certified pursuant to UNI EN 12664.

SANAWARME

A thermal, external-coating macroporous plaster with high thermal and acoustic insulation, it has a base of natural hydraulic lime NHL 3.5, natural hydraulic binders with low soluble salt content and low environmental impact, botticino marble, kaolin, calcium casein, Vichy salt, calcium carbonate, tartaric acid, ammonium salts, expanded perlite, cork powder, natural fibres along wth specific and antisaline agents for the dehumidification, thermal and hygrometric restoration of buildings and masonry, in green building works, for new constructions and in the restoration of historic and monumental buildings. Specifically for applying “mineral coatings”. A mortar/plaster with guaranteed performance offering specific insulating properties pursuant to UNI EN 998/1 – Class T1 (the top thermal insulation class). Thermal conductivity certified pursuant to UNI EN 12664.

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SANAXIL P - THERM

Stabilized potassium silicate paint, for interiors and exteriors, heat-reflecting with chemical adhesion, with excellent hiding power (class 1 according to EN 13300 for a yield of 6/7 m2 / l). Formulated with unsaponifiable polymer dispersion, hollow glass microspheres (3M Glass Bubble), pigments, inorganic fillers and additives in such a content as to ensure compliance with physical parameters such as: permeability, water repellency, CO2 diffusion, etc.

SANAXIL P - THERM

Stabilized potassium silicate paint, for interiors and exteriors, heat-reflecting with chemical adhesion, with excellent hiding power (class 1 according to EN 13300 for a yield of 6/7 m2 / l). Formulated with unsaponifiable polymer dispersion, hollow glass microspheres (3M Glass Bubble), pigments, inorganic fillers and additives in such a content as to ensure compliance with physical parameters such as: permeability, water repellency, CO2 diffusion, etc.

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PROTECH SIL P - THERM

Anti-condensation, elastic, sanitizing, heat-reflecting paint, with hollow glass microspheres (3M Glass Bubble), ideal for both external and internal facades, based on siloxane resin in emulsion, with high permeability to water vapor and with excellent covering power. Recommended as a breathable, water-repellent protective finish for macroporous dehumidifying plasters (SANATIGH, SANAWARME, CALEOSANA).

PROTECH SIL P - THERM

Anti-condensation, elastic, sanitizing, heat-reflecting paint, with hollow glass microspheres (3M Glass Bubble), ideal for both external and internal facades, based on siloxane resin in emulsion, with high permeability to water vapor and with excellent covering power. Recommended as a breathable, water-repellent protective finish for macroporous dehumidifying plasters (SANATIGH, SANAWARME, CALEOSANA).

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SANAXIL I - THERM

Smoothed mineral coating for interiors and exteriors with potassium silicates with chemical adhesion, anti-condensation, insulation, mould resistant, thanks to the addition of hollow glass spheres. SANAXIL I - THERM due to its mineral nature with chemical adhesion, revolutionizes the concept of adhesion to the support, penetrating deeply into the pores of the wall to then react with its components and form a unique and indissoluble "silicating" whole. With a final appearance similar to civil plaster.

SANAXIL I - THERM

Smoothed mineral coating for interiors and exteriors with potassium silicates with chemical adhesion, anti-condensation, insulation, mould resistant, thanks to the addition of hollow glass spheres. SANAXIL I - THERM due to its mineral nature with chemical adhesion, revolutionizes the concept of adhesion to the support, penetrating deeply into the pores of the wall to then react with its components and form a unique and indissoluble "silicating" whole. With a final appearance similar to civil plaster.

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PROTECH SIL I - THERM

Spatulated nanotechnological wall coating for interiors and exteriors, anti-condensation, elastomeric, sanitizing, thermal insulator, formulated with hollow glass microspheres (3M Glass Bubble), heat-reflecting based on siloxane resins in aqueous emulsion with high permeability to water vapor, with a similar final appearance to the civil plaster. It allows the creation of thermal insulation with the obvious advantages of recovering the thermal mass from the walls and eliminating bridges and thermal changes in buildings.

PROTECH SIL I - THERM

Spatulated nanotechnological wall coating for interiors and exteriors, anti-condensation, elastomeric, sanitizing, thermal insulator, formulated with hollow glass microspheres (3M Glass Bubble), heat-reflecting based on siloxane resins in aqueous emulsion with high permeability to water vapor, with a similar final appearance to the civil plaster. It allows the creation of thermal insulation with the obvious advantages of recovering the thermal mass from the walls and eliminating bridges and thermal changes in buildings.

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