Mold Cleansing with DE-MoldOrganisms - Spores - Stains
Understanding NYS Mold Legislation
Black mold (stachybotrys) is a fungus that forms on various kinds of damp wood (building materials) or decaying organic matter. Molds are found indoors and outdoors, in all climates, during all seasons. Mold organisms, the visible molds, require nutrients and water to sustain life and grow. The mold organisms incubate and release the microscope airborne mold spores.
The mold spore is the health hazard of any mold infestation, as it is breathed into the lungs. The spore is also the reproductive cycle for the mold. The spore, given the right environmental conditions (heat/humidity) will split into two spores. This process is known as fission. When these mold spores settle out of the air landing on organic matter, wet or moist nutrient surfaces (such as building materials), they form hyphae, leading to a new mold organism and continuing the life cycle of the mold. Mold spores not only land on the surfaces of materials, they infest into areas you cannot physically access to remove them. i.e. the pores of the 2 x4 framing behind the wall.
Outdoors, molds survive by using plants, decaying woods, organic matter such as fallen leaves as a source of nutrition. Mold outdoors is regulated by sunlight; mold does not use the sun for energy or photosynthesis and is dormant during daylight hours. Mold outdoors is also regulated by plants, flowers, the wind, insects and many additional other natural processes.
Indoors, black molds require the nutrients readily available from building materials, and moisture, to grow and sustain life. Mold indoors is not regulated by natural processes which regulate mold outdoors. Mold indoors tends to grow in enclosed, dark, wet areas; permitting for 24 hour a day growth at more toxic levels than outdoors.
Molds organisms typically will grow with temperatures about 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Mold spores will split with humidity levels around above 60 percent. In cold climates, during the winter seasons, mold does not die off, it becomes dormant as much of nature does.
Controlled, moderate temperatures and available nutrient sources make most structures – residential and commercial buildings – ideal for mold growth.
The source of the water intrusion must be rectified before any mold treatment can be successful and guaranteed. Areas of high humidity must be ventilated and/or dehumidified for any mold treatment to achieve long term results.
Enzyme Life Sciences does not require “remediation”; where we remove sheet rock and building materials with visible Mold as part of treatment, or require any deconstruction/ reconstruction (and expenses) to treat subsurface infestation.
Enzyme Life Sciences does not require deconstruction/reconstruction of any building materials to clean black molds, odors, or insect infestations. Building materials that are structurally compromised DUE to the infestation will require removal, i.e. sheetrock crumbling, wood warped from being underwater a long duration; OR support structures of wood not structurally sound due to a termite infestation.
Enzyme Life Sciences proprietary Mold and Bacteria Cleaner DE-Mold is a formulation of specific enzymes, bacterial and nutrients that efficiently break down and consume airborne mold spores and surface mold organisms. The mold spore is protected by a hard, crustacean shell that must first be penetrated before the actual spore is exposed. DE-Mold interrupts the life cycle of the mold.
It is relevant to note that DE-Mold is more often one step taken in the process of a successful mold treatment.
For example, a flooded basement that results in mold growth may require dehumidification of the basement, DE-Mold spray and fog application in basement, air scrubbing of the main floor; are just a few possibilities of other steps that may be deployed for a successful treatment.
The preferred application technique for DE-Mold is via a Fog. Fogging is considered the modern, scientific way to attach to and break down mold spores, bacteria, smoke, odors, any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) suspended in air. Surface chemical wipes, or natural surface treatments cannot eliminate airborne mold spores. DE-Mold can also be applied as a spray mist.