White horse in the bedroom - what to do?

Especially in the bedroom mold is a particular problem dar. Why he usually arises, what causes are currently common in bedrooms and bedrooms, and how to prevent the best, you will learn in detail in this post.

Situation in the bedroom

Bedrooms are often not entered during the day. They are also often not ventilated during the day. In addition, in many bedrooms the heating (such as underfloor heating) often has lower temperatures than in the rest of the house. All of this can favor the formation of mold. The main causes in the overview:

  • too little ventilation of bedrooms
  • low temperatures in the bedroom
  • Bed linen is not ventilated
  • large wall units are close to the wall

Too little ventilation

If rooms are under-ventilated, this often leads to the fact that used and humid air is not sufficiently dissipated. The moisture in the air can increase the humidity in the room, and generally too high. Optimal values ​​are between 40 and 55% relative humidity. This is often exceeded in bedrooms.

Low temperatures in the bedroom

If the temperatures in the bedroom - which is actually recommended - are kept slightly lower than in the rest of the house or the rest of the apartment, the dew point changes. Existing moisture can condense more easily and this possible moisture penetration can be the cause of mold growth.

Bed linen is not ventilated

If bed linen is not ventilated, the moisture released by perspiration at night will remain in the bedding. This keeps the humidity in the room and increases the relative humidity in the room if there is not enough ventilation. This in turn favors mold growth.

Large wall units are close to the wall

If air can not circulate properly behind large wall units, there is a certain risk of mold growth. The exclusion of air alone is not sufficient cause, but in combination with other causes sufficient conditions for mold formation can be created.


In order to avoid mold growth you should at least take the following measures:

  • It is essential to ventilate dormitories several times a day (you will find tips for correct ventilation here.
  • alternatively, the installation of a forced ventilation, possibly with heat recovery
  • Calculate dew points, and set the optimum temperature
  • Check the humidity in the room continuously using a hygrometer
  • Always leave your bedding moist with perspiration (improves the air quality in the bedroom, especially in people who sweat heavily in the bedroom)
  • If necessary (not necessary with adequate ventilation and temperature), move the large wall units slightly away from the wall so that the air can circulate behind them

Tips & Tricks

Mold does not always have to be visible immediately. Also pay attention to other signs, such as musty odors. If you have a suspicion, you can also have a verifier perform a mold inspection by means of a beagle or air measurement.

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