COLOMBIA, SC - 10/16/2015 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- "South Carolina homeowners, commercial, and income property owners, and water damage restoration companies usually fail to take the extraordinary steps necessary and required to successfully prevent, locate, test, kill, and get rid of toxic mold growth hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors, basements, crawl spaces, attics, and heating/cooling systems flooded by the historic flooding across much of the Carolinas in October, 2015," cautions Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, and co-manager of the nationwide firm EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC.
"House and building flooding puts mold-causing water and high humidity into, above, and below all flooded building materials. Most flood water cleanup efforts do not prevent, find, and remove hidden toxic mold growth because property owners, residents, managers, and flood cleanup crews do only superficial or limited flood cleanup efforts," adds Mr. Fry, who has been webmaster of the mold authority website www.moldinspector.com since 1999.
"One major mistake is the use of fans to dry out flood-impacted building materials. Fans continually blow airborne mold spores throughout the entire building, including inside heating and cooling system air ducts and non-flooded areas. Instead, for mold-safe drying, use large dehumidifiers along with multiple, large, high-capacity air scrubbers that utilize 2 inch-thick HEPA filters to remove airborne mold spores and other air contaminants plus a 1 inch-thick activated carbon filter to remove airborne mold mycotoxin poisons thrown into the air by active mold growth. Such air scrubbers remove 99% of airborne mold spores and mycotoxins. The exhaust air flow from air scrubbers needs to be taken by flexible ducting to the outdoors," recommends Fry, author of five mold advice books.
Fry's firm EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC, provides these twelve advanced mold prevention and removal steps for flood-damaged residences and commercial buildings in South Carolina:
1. Provide multiple eight-hour long treatments with high output ozone gas to kill mold spores, mold growth, water-borne germs, and flood and mold odors throughout the entire residence or commercial building. EnviroFry does this ozone treatment as both the first and last step for effective mold killing and mold prevention, as well as at other key times in the mold remediation project. Information on ozone treatment to kill toxic mold is available at www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com.
2. Spray and fog the entire house or building with a strong but safe, EPA-registered fungicide as a second step in total mold kill.
3. HEPA-vacuum all floors and walls to remove any landed or deposited mold spores, dust, and dirt.
4. Run many dehumidifiers and air scrubbers to dry out the residence or building.
5. Cut out and discard drywall at least four feet high from flood-impacted walls.
6. Use power and hand wire brush and sand all exposed timbers inside the cut-open wall sections to remove mold spores, mold growth, and water damage.
7. As a second HEPA vacuuming step, vacuum clean all timbers and surfaces inside the cut-open wall sections.
8. Spray an EPA-registered fungicide on all exposed timbers and interior wall surfaces.
9. Apply an anti-microbial coating on all exposed timbers to help prevent future mold growth.
10. Use a powerful duct-cleaning machine to clean the inside of heating and cooling air ducts, followed by ozone treatment and EPA-fungicidal fogging inside the cleaned ducts.
11. Do a final house-wide treatment of the house with both ozone gas and an EPA-registered fungicide.
12. Do surface and air mold testing the remediated home or building both before and after water damage and mold cleanup.
To schedule mold inspection, testing, and removal services for flood-damaged residences, workplaces, and commercial buildings anywhere in South Carolina, email Phillip Fry firstname.lastname@example.org or phone toll-free 866-300-1616 or cell phone 480-310-7970, or visit www.carolinamoldinspection.com, www.moldexpertconsultants.com, and www.floodmold.com.
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Name: Phillip Fry
Phone (TOL-FREE): (866) 300-1616
Phone (CELL): (480) 310-7970
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