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A gentleman had ordered some products from our MoldStat family of mold remediation products and wrote in to us for some help. This was his question:
“We have mold on our floor trusses in a crawl space. We have purchased MoldStat Peroxy Kling and MoldStat Plus from you. We are unclear as to the procedure. Do we have to scrub and then rinse the Peroxy Kling before we put on the MoldStat Plus? Any help would be appreciated.”
This customer’s question is both an excellent and a common one from customers who are not exactly sure the best way to tackle their mold cleaning situation. We hope the following advice will prove helpful.
Step One: Eliminate the Moisture
Regardless of where your mold problem is located, it is essential you identify and eliminate the source of the moisture that is allowing the mold to grow. Mold simply cannot survive without water although it can use just about anything as a food source, including most building materials. As long as the moisture problem persists, any mold cleaning you do you will be repeating again in the near future.
Step Two: Eliminate the Gross Contamination
Once you have the moisture source controlled, now is the time to remove the bulk of the visible mass of the mold. To achieve this, you may choose to use our MoldStat Peroxy Kling product. Peroxy Kling uses hydrogen peroxide to clean mold and to help remove the unsightly stains sometimes left behind. MoldStat Plus, properly diluted, can be used for this step as well, especially if the mold contamination is in a location where residual stains are not something you are worried about. But in this case, we will use the Peroxy Kling as purchased by this customer.
Peroxy Kling is a thick liquid cleanser that stays in place where you apply it more than a purely liquid product could. It can be applied with a sponge or rag and then the mold should be scrubbed away with frequent rinsing of the surface and your cleaning tool to avoid redepositing mold you have removed back on to the surface. Once you can run a paper towel over the surface and notice no mold residue any longer present, you have successfully removed the surface contamination problem.
Step Three: Eliminate the Roots of the Problem
Mold grows by sending out spores as well as by rooting itself to the surface it is growing on. While the above process will have removed the spores and surface material we still need to kill those mold roots to keep the mold from returning. MoldStat Plus is excellent for this purpose and if you haven’t already used it for the initial cleaning, now is the time to measure and dilute the super-concentrate to the working solution strength. A little bit of this product goes a long way. Thoroughly soak the surface where the mold was located and allow the product to dry naturally over a few hours. The MoldStat Plus will sink into the material, reaching and killing the mold roots that may yet remain. Remember that MoldStat Plus contains no bleach or bleaching agents so it won’t remove mold stains or residue, unless you scrub it, but it will kill mold of any type on contact. Once the cleaned area has dried you are done with the cleanup of your mold issue. However, there are two additional steps you might choose to take depending on your situation.
Step Four: Eliminate the Return of Mold
Now that you have controlled the moisture, removed the worst of the mold residue with either Peroxy Kling or MoldStat Plus, and eliminated the mold roots with a final soaking of the diluted MoldStat Plus, there is one more step you can choose to take although it is optional. You can choose to further apply MoldStat Barrier to the now dry and completely cleaned area. MoldStat Barrier is an easy to use “spray it and forget it” type product which will help prevent the return of mold by creating an invisible chemical layer of protection on the treated surface. MoldStat Barrier is not a substitute for eliminating a moisture source but it does provide an additional layer of assurance against the return of any mold in that treated area. One application of MoldStat Barrier will remain effective at preventing mold reoccurrence in a location that is protected from moisture, wind, and sunlight, such as would be the case on the floor trusses our customer was cleaning, for one year. This step is not required for mold removal but it does help create peace of mind about controlling future mold growth.
Step Five: Eliminate the Musty Mold Odor
Mold often leaves behind a distinctive and unpleasant odor that we immediately identify as moldy or musty. This odor will dissipate over time once the mold itself is gone, but if you want to eliminate that odor immediately it is easy to do by using MoldStat Aireze. Aireze is a self-releasing canister, or by pressing lightly on the tab, you can use it more like an air freshener. It provides excellent odor removal power and is specially formulated to attack and destroy musty mold smells, but it is also excellent for removing old tobacco smoke odors and other unpleasant smells as well.
And that’s it! You’re done with cleaning up your mold problem with as little as three simple steps that most anyone can perform. By using the power of the MoldStat family of mold remediation products, none of which ever contain any bleach, you can save yourself considerable time and money instead of giving it away to a mold remediation company likely to use identical or similar products and methods.
We hope this brief tutorial about mold removal proved helpful to our customer and will also prove helpful to you as well as you confront your own mold removal challenges.
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