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Fuktskador i bostadskök: En undersökning om fuktskador i kök och hur dessa kan förebyggas vid nyproduktion
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Moisture damage in kitchens (English)
Abstract [en]

Moisture damage in kitchens is an area that many people believe to be irrelevant andnot a subject to concern, however the problems encountered might be larger thananticipated.The purpose of this essay is to get a view of how problematic moisture damagecurrently is as well as what can be done to prevent damage during the constructionand building of new housing.Statistics regarding moisture damage as well as several tools for damage preventionhave been studied and investigated. Industrial regulations have been reviewed tounderstand the requirements construction companies must legally follow during theconstruction and building of new kitchens. Home manufacturers and largerentrepreneurs have been contacted in order to get their point of view regarding theproblems with moisture damages in kitchens.The knowledge of moisture safe constructions is prevalent by home manufacturers,insurance companies and entrepreneurs. Despite this knowledge, the constructioncompanies predominately follow the industries regulations, which normally onlyimplement the minimum requirements.In order to get construction companies to design and build kitchens with increasedmoisture security, stricter industrial regulations might be needed to be implemented.Unlike bathrooms and laundry rooms, kitchens are not defined as a ”wet room” andthe regulations for the construction of kitchens are more lenient.It is difficult to detect water leaks in an early state and the moisture damage is usuallyextensive before it is discovered and repaired if the kitchen lacks moisture securedconstruction and water security. The most common cause of moisture damage is dueto pipe failure and, most likely in the cold water pipes where corrosion is the biggestproblem.

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2011. , 61 p.
Keyword [sv]
bostadskök, fuktskador, fuktskadeförebyggande åtgärder, skadestatistik
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Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-172615ISRN: ISRN UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2011/09-SE ISRN UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2011/09-SEOAI: diva2:515220
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Available from: 2012-05-16 Created: 2012-04-12 Last updated: 2012-05-16Bibliographically approved

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