Often I am asked about the effectiveness of Ozone treatments for mold remediation.
This is a complex topic, which has many sides.
If you ask me is ozone effective for mold remediation I would honestly answer, that it depends...
On what you ask?
Well on many, many, things I answer.
You see there are some contractors out there that are using powerful ozone generators as a substitute for the actual physical steps of mold remediation.
I have heard claims like:
“Our ozone machines are so powerful they will turn mold to ash.”
“They will literally vaporize mold.”
“Leave the dry wall and the ozone cannons will destroy the mold which you can paint right over”
And Dozens of other lies.
The truth is the use of ozone alone is never a complete treatment for mold.
The roots of mold will penetrate deep within a substrate up to 3/16ths to ½ inch.
Additionally even dead mold is still poisonous. So removing physically all of the structures of the mold organism is necessary. Just using a gas-out alone, will never accomplish this objective.
However ozone is a powerful gas and it will destroy mold spores and the mVOCs created by toxic bacterial or fungal organisms.
In fact according to a study conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory
The reason given is that a building has so many nooks crannies crevices and cul- de-sacs; it has so many surfaces that interface between boards and in ducts and others inaccessible spaces where spore can hide and remain eluded by liquid based disinfectants. That’s right no amount of HEPA vacuuming or air-scrubbing or manual clean up can ever achieve complete true de-con without a gas out due inaccessibility.
But a gas can over come this because at high levels the gas can penetrate right into all the nooks and crannies and even into carpets and fabrics and other porous materials.
While many gases were considered the winner was ozone hands down!
The reason is simple ozone is lethal to virtually all pathogens- yet it is made of O3 which is pure oxygen O2 + O a single free-radical oxygen molecule. The single oxygen can only last for a split second when it bonds with and adheres to other molecules. With viruses mold and bacteria it punches a hole directly into the cell wall and then begins to destroy the contents. A tremendous amount of ozone is required for serious remediation.
If a high parts per million concentration of ozone is not reached within a given area, all the bacteria will not be killed. Mold will then grow once again from any remaining live spores, and strong odors may return. That is why we use Bio3 Blaster commercial grade powerful industrial strength ozone air generators.
They are chosen by only the best professionals for serious mold, mildew, odor and pollutant removals in homes, offices, motel rooms, clubs, pubs, basements, cars, boats, as well as for fire, flood and crime scene cleanup restorations.
What is then left behind is pure oxygen O2… Safe and healthy.
The only way for this process to be effective is to isolate an area and then to use powerful ozone generators known as cannons to generate ozone at very high levels to completely saturate the air in the isolated area.
It is not a substitute for mold remediation. If there is mold growing on sheet rock for instance ozone is not an answer. Mold will grow completely through sheet rock once the hyphal root penetrates the paper of the drywall it quickly permeates the gypsum as it is made of calcium carbonate a mineral rich food source for mold. The mold almost always penetrates the paper behind the wall too! If mold is growing in an attic, ozone alone is not an answer. For the same reasons the roots of the mold penetrate the boards to deeply for ozone alone to completely destroy the problem.
What ozone is great for is to get into the areas where the human or fogger or HEPA vac can’t and to destroy the spores that were missed.
As humans, trained mold workers lack eyes good enough to see the mold they are combating once it goes airborne. You see ten thousand spores can fit onto the head of a pin.
They are that small!!!
In one square inch of flowering mold there can be anywhere from 1-5 million!!! What’s worse is that when a mold worker begins to fog or spray the mold- the mold, has a built in survival mechanism called bursting or sporulation which allows it to send clouds of invisible spores into the air to escape the chemicals being sprayed onto them. This means that in a typical mold remediation job, millions and billions of spores are put into the air and are too tiny to see.
By saturating the area that the treatment has been performed in after the mold has been killed and treated only is one is assured of complete decontamination.
If you can stand to be in a room with an ozone machine it does NOT have the power to kill mold and bacteria.
You can ONLY kill mold by the use of unoccupied room High Ozone Shock Treatments.
Mold can ONLY be killed by ozone levels much higher than meant for human occupation like our machines can produce.
This step should only be performed, after the gross removal of the porous building materials like drywall, after the stains have been removed and after the surfaces have been fogged and or vacuumed.
Ozone will also permanently destroy the mVOC’s and musty odors.
Ozone oxidizes poisonous materials rapidly; sterilization ability is 600--3000 times stronger than Chlorine. Ozone kills E-coli 3125 times faster than chlorine. Some swimming pools/spas use ozone because it is a strong disinfectant, but it converts back into oxygen so it does not have harmful effects like chlorine. The proof of the efficacy of Ozone Shock therapy can be found by clicking here
Many mold remediation companies use zero or no sporicidal (things that kill spore or mold “seeds”) products to perform a mold remediation processthat means They always leave behind spore-contaminated structures.
Killing the spores is the most important part of a mold remediation process!!!!
Leaving the spores behind is like planting future mold problems which will inevitably develop or germinate later.
Safe Mold Solutions™ uses no less than two sporicides (things that destroy spores); both of which leave behind no toxic residues like most commercial fungicides and our competitors’ companies do !!!
We use both Ozone and hydrogen peroxide.
Both ozone and hydrogen peroxide work nearly identically. Both use free radical oxygen to destroy mold viruses bacteria and spores. Hydrogen peroxide leaves behind water, ozone leaves behind only pure oxygen.
No Residues… Safe and Effective!!!!!
If you have allergies to bacteria and mold or are suffering from contamination you can only sanitize, and truly destroy, these contaminants buy the use of an unoccupied room high Ozone Shock Treatment.
Once we have shocked the unoccupied room or area you can then return an hour after the machine is turned off to breathe and sleep better in the room that has been sanitized. NO air purifier or chemical can do that for you!!!
We use the machines that only Elite professionals use to kill mold spores in high humidity and flooding situations.
The use of high powered ozone shock treatments is the ONLY way to reach hard to get to areas to kill mold spores.
If a competitor offers you a mold clean up protocol without Ozone Shock Treament- kick him out of your home!!!
He obviously doesn’t understand mold or its’ complete and thorough clean up!!!!!!
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