Mold and stinky odors can be found in many places, here are some of the most common places they can be found:
Once you smell a musty odor and discover mold in your environment it’s important to keep in mind mold travels very easily to surrounding areas. A simple way to think about it is mold will travel similarly to dust particles, therefor anywhere dust can go mold can go. It is very important that if mold is discovered in an environment you treat the surrounding areas including contents in addition to the visible mold growth.
We will review the indoor air quality inspection and apply the appropate EPA approved products.
Mold play an important part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees; indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Mold reproduce by means of tiny spores. The spores are like seeds, but invisible to the naked eye, that float through the air. Mold may begin growing indoors when spores land on moist surfaces. There are many types of mold, but all require moisture and a food source for growth.
Mold, one type of fungus, is different from plants, animals and bacteria. Molds are decomposers of dead organic material such as leaves, wood and plants. Molds sometimes can infect living plants and animals. The spores and hair-like bodies of individual mold colonies are too small for us to see without a microscope. When a lot of mold is growing on a surface, it often appears black or green. The color of mold is influenced by the nutrient source and the age of the colony. If mold is growing behind vinyl wallpaper, colorful pink or purple splotches may appear. Mold growing on fabric is called mildew.
Mold needs water to grow; without water mold cannot grow. Mold also needs food, oxygen and a temperature between 40 degrees and 100 degrees F. Since mold decomposes dead organic (once living) material it can grow on wood, the paper facing on gypsum board (drywall) and other materials made from wood. Molds secrete digestive fluids that decompose the substrate, making nutrients available. Mold can also digest some synthetic materials such as adhesives, pastes and paints. While mold cannot get nutrients from inorganic material such as concrete, glass and metal, it can grow on the dirt present on these surfaces. Molds prefer damp or wet material. Some molds can get moisture from the air when the air is very damp, that is when the relative humidity is above 80%. The high humidity makes surfaces damp enough for mold to grow.
Mold can grow by extension of hyphae that are like tiny root hairs. In this way, a small colony of mold can expand to cover many square feet of material. Mold can also make spores that are like very small seeds. Spores can survive conditions that are too sunny, hot, cold, dry or wet for mold to grow. When spores are released they can be carried by air or water to new locations. Some spores are so small that they are more affected by air currents than by gravity. When spores land on a damp surface that has food and oxygen available, and if the temperature suits them, they will start to grow. It is important to realize that mold spores are present everywhere, in outside air as well as indoor air – unless very special precautions are taken to remove or kill them.
Molds sometimes make powerful chemicals called mycotoxins. We think that molds make these mycotoxins to decrease the growth of other molds and bacteria. Penicillin is a mycotoxin that we use because it can kill certain bacteria. Unfortunately some of these mycotoxins make people sick. Mycotoxins can cause illness when they are inhaled, absorbed through skin or ingested (swallowed). Presently we do not know all that much about the health effects of most mycotoxins on humans. Most of what we know about mycotoxins comes from exposure of farm animals to moldy grain or hay. We do not have any tests that can determine whether mycotoxins are the cause of someone’s illness. We cannot easily or reliably measure the level of mycotoxins in air samples to determine exposure levels.
First and foremost, do not panic. Remember mold is everywhere. Even if you do have more than “normal” amounts of mold in your house, you have not necessarily been exposed to it. Exposure means that the mold or mold spores or toxins have gotten inside your body by inhalation (breathing), ingestion (eating) or absorption through your skin. If mold is inside a wall in your home but it does not get into the air, you have not been exposed. The mold has to get from the wall cavity into the air in the house before you can be exposed to it. However, that does not mean that it’s good to ignore the mold if you know you have it somewhere in your house. The mold will continue to grow (as long as it has water), eventually damage the building and increase the chances that you will be exposed. The first step is a [professional enviromnetal indoor air quality inspection. Companies Alabamaiaqt.com can help.
Biocide 100 is a highly effective Biocide mold cleaner against "Pathogenic" (disease causing) Fungus and Mold. Biocide 100 can be used to clean mold from multiple surfaces. This product kills Mold and Fungus, Bacteria, and Viruses. Biocide 100 is an EPA registered mold cleaning solution. The Preferred Product of Professional Mold Remediators and Water Mitigation Specialists.
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Our main focus is the mitigation and remediation of water damaged structures. Mold exposure has reached epidemic proportions throughout the United States; modern medicine has recognized exposure to mold as a “Class II Biohazard”, along with asbestos and lead paint in many countries. Through DNA PCR testing of the environment, and the human body, exposure to mold in th environment is now easily linked to the mold in the human body, thus the rapid acceleration in the numbers of mold lawsuits being filed.
All of our products are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C., all products have been tested to Government Standards and are recognized as highly effective against “Pathogenic” (disease Causing) fungus / mold.
The longer an environment is left untreated the stronger the risk of cross contamination into other rooms. Often cross contamination occurs through the HVAC system, so we suggest treating the entire system if possible.
There is a common misconception that bleach kills mold. When you apply bleach to a colony of mold spores it will wash out the color of the spore but not damage the spore itself. The majority of mold spores are chlorine resistant making them immune to things like bleach. The only way to be sure to kill mold is to use a product with an anti-fungal anti-microbial element.
Using the proper precaushions is advised when doing a mold remediation. Give customers a reason to do business with you.
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Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is a potent odor -eliminating gas with strong oxidizing properties. An "oxidizing agent" removes electrons from reactive molecules. By this process, ClO2 uses oxygen to break up the odor quickly neutralizes it. Chances are that you've used oxygen before: "Oxi-Clean" is an example of oxygen use that cleans.
Unlike most other chemical deodorizers, Chlorine Dioxide degrades very quickly into too simple salts and water (often within hours and in direct sunlight within seconds). Under the best conditions, it is unlikely to last even a few days. As a product, it has no shelf life. That means that you can't just buy some ClO2 in a bottle. And for that reason has never really been available to consumers.
Alabama Mold Man Enviromental Remediation Company is prowd to be reconized as the only offical stocking distributor of BIOCIDE products and remediation services in the state of Alabama.
Can I stay in the house with the product while it is in use?
While Room Shocker is safe for humans, pets and even plants, we do not recommend being in the same room while the product is working for any extended period of time. Like most other cleaning solutions the products may irritate eyes and throat. It is however completely safe to go in and out of the room and or stay in any other part of the house, where the product is not in use
Do I need to remove or cover any delicate items, food or plants?
No, you do not. Our products are safe for plants, food, and other delicate items including electronic equipment. All of Chlorine Dioxide basically breaks down into a saltwater solution.
Will I need to shut off the pilot or furnace in my house?
No, our product is not flammable in any way.
Do any of your products leave a film that needs to be cleaned up after use?
No, our product evaporates into a basic saltwater solution leaving no residue whatsoever
Do any of these products emit any smell?
You will notice a light chlorine smell immediately after using the product. Open the doors and windows for at least 20 minutes to air out the space. The smell will dissipate completely. In addition, air and sunlight aids in rapidly breaking down the product as well.
Are your products safe for pets and humans?
Yes, our products are safe for pets and humans, however you should not be in the same room while the product is being working. There is no residue or lingering odor that will cause harm to animals or humans.
Can Room Shocker be used in a car or Auto SHOCKER be used in a house and vice versa?
No, each product has been formulated for a specific application. Please use our products in accordance with the easy to follow directions.
How does the product work?
ClO2-DMG technology, through its patented dry-medium, release technology is able to generate and release a nontoxic Chlorine Dioxide or Clo2 vapor, into any confined area. This release of the nontoxic Chlorine Dioxide vapor penetrates deeply into any porous material, removing the odors.*
What can I use this product for?
Our products can be used to remove odors of all types in homes, schools, hotels, motels, by realtors, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, warehouses, basements, restaurants, bars, restrooms, cabins, marinas, health care facilities, gyms, locker rooms, etc.
The AirSafti Professional Air Scrubber is a three (3) speed, remote controlled, quiet, well-built steel unit that forces up to four hundred (400) Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) through its powerful HEPA rated 2 stage filter system, filtering down to 0.5 microns. Filtering out Mold Spores, Fine and Ultra-Fine Particulate, some Disease-Causing Bacteria, Pollen, Dust, Insulation Fragments and more.
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Our products are very safe to use in home and work environments. EPA has classified many of our products as hospital grade disinfectants. This classification makes them one of the safest antifungal antimicrobials available on the market today. Biocide Labs products are safely used in schools, daycares, food manufacturers, hospitals, and homes across the country. We pride our self on helping keep our clients home and work a clean and healthy place to be.
If the final AIQT test is reveals an elevated level, we will remediate the effected areas again at no charge to you the customer. Alabama Mold-Man remediation, Co.
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