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2020-04-28

Mold prevention in listed church with the Rotronic Monitoring System RMS

Mold prevention in listed church with the Rotronic Monitoring System RMS

The Protestant-reformed church of Mönchaltdorf is fighting mold of the genus Aspergillus glaucus. The fungus, which decomposes wood, is causing problems, among other things, on the ceiling of the more than 500-year-old building and to its organ. The solution: the RMS Rotronic Monitoring System, which monitors temperature and humidity continuously in order to control the quality of room air and minimize mold growth.

Benedikt Ambühl, the honorary vice-president in charge of church upkeep in Mönchaltdorf, explains that mold is a well-known challenge in churches throughout Central Europe and a problem mainly in winter. Heating of the rooms probably encourages humidity and thus the formation of mold.