This information was
released by the Copiague Chamber of Commerce as an email dated
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:13 AM
Excerpts from a recent Mold Workshop held in Lindenhurst:
One big misconception is the use of bleach.
Everyone is using bleach in Lindenhurst post-Sandy. Bleach is
useless. It isn't effective against mold as it leaves the roots
of mold intact and ready to return. It will temporarily remove
the look of it and temporarily kill it.
The salt water is a category three type of water, meaning it
contains bacteria, viruses and germs as opposed to clean water
if a pipe was to burst. The salt water has gotten behind the
drywall and possibly into the foundation during Sandy. Most
surfaces need to be torn up and the foundation and beams all
treated with product.
To know that mold will not grow back, the moisture reading must
14% for wood
10% for drywall
Alkaline (salt-based) solutions will break down the salt.
Concrobium is salt based.
Concrobium is a cleaner, encapsulate and sealant. It is absorbed
into wood and cement. It can be used with a fogger or a sprayer.
A fogger is best so that it gets into all the hard to reach
Surfaces Concrobium can be used on include:
The product can cover 400 square feet with a fogger per gallon.
500-700 square feet with a sprayer.
It can be sprayed on paint with no problem of corroding it.
If you have an HVAC system, it must be sprayed inside entirely.
Treat the ducts by using pump sprayers. You can treat decks and
Make sure they use air testers.
Be wary of local, fly by night companies. Check Better Business
Bureau, research them and get local recommendations.
Some reputable companies include:
Seasonally, if the areas are not treated properly, severe issues
will arise once spring comes and the weather is warmer with more
moisture and humidity in the air.
You must get rid of furniture if the salt water has touched it
for 3 days. Mold spores are now in the furniture.
EPA registered, No VOC's
Accepted by insurance
Available at Lowes, Home Depot
Cost: Approximately #10 for a 32 ounce sprayer. $30 for 1 gallon
jug. 5 gallon jug is $149. Going through them directly the cost
is $129 per 5 gallon jug.
Concrobium Mold Control is the safe way to eliminate mold with
no bleach, ammonia or toxic chemicals. It is so safe he TOOK A
SIP OF IT right in front of us.
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