If you live in an older home or work in a older building, chances are there is mold, mildew, and perhaps many other fungi influencing the quality of air that you breathe.
Everyone has some mold and mildew growing in their basement, in their walls, or in their attic whether they know it or not. Although mold is everywhere, it can be controlled.
Moisture control is key
Mold is perhaps the fastest growing topic in the building industry today because of its influence on the health of homeowners and the structural integrity of buildings. This has created profound consequences for builders, developers, insurance companies and homeowners.
The EPA has created some guidelines for homeowners and building managers. Their primary message is: Moisture control is the key to mold control. Repairing leaky roofs, sinks and windows, plus proper cleanup and good ventilation will contain most mold growth. However, they admit that eliminating mold completely is near impossible because mold spores exist everywhere.
The battle against mold must be fought on two levels: 1) on the surface where it is seen growing, and 2) in the air where the spores are. Plus, we need to employ measures to prevent its return. Below are some safe and effective alternatives that prevent and cure this prevalent problem on both of these levels.
Safe and effective products
The Royal Air Knight Series (formerly Aranizer) and the
Royal Air HVAC Series are the only air and water purifiers that kill mold and mildew spores and most other harmful bacteria and fungi within 15 minutes, along with cigarette smoke, anthrax, VOC's, food odors and much more without the harmful by-product of nitrogen oxides. In short, the Royal Air eliminates 98% of indoor air pollution in this brief time.
HydrOxiPro Concentrated Cleaner, along with its ready-to-use counterpart HydrOxiPro Power Safe Ready-to-Use Cleaner, is a hydrogen peroxide/orange oil all-purpose cleaner/degreaser/deodorizer that cleans almost everything while it destroys 99.9% of bacteria including mold, mildew and most organic odors, safely and effectively.
AFM X-158 Mold and Mildew Preventive Sealer prevents the build up of mold and mildew in bathrooms, kitchens and damp areas. Use it on fixtures, flooring and walls.
If you're not sure you're dealing with mold, or want to know if you have black mold, we offer a Mold Test Kit.
Our waterproofing membranes prevent moisture under carpet and hardwood or bamboo flooring; they include SCI DeciBLOK with Moisture Barrier, Kahrs Combo Underlayment with Moisture Barrier and MP Global Moisture Block.
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