Indoor Air Quality (Particle) Testing

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Indoor Air Quality (Particle) Testing

Our customers trust us for our thorough and affordable IAQ testing, which can yield same-day report results. Indoor air quality can have a big effect on your health. Studies show people spend 65-90% of their time indoors, and indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. The young, elderly, chronically ill, and those with respiratory or cardiovascular disease are often the most impacted by poor indoor air quality.

What is particle testing?

ZeroMold uses IAQ Analytics, which is a patented system designed to report on particulates in the air. This method does not determine mold species, as speciation is not valuable information because there are no standards for acceptable or unacceptable levels of mold(s). Instead, ZeroMold’s technicians will take several particle count readings within your structure, which are then referenced to an International Standards Organization (ISO) standard and in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) because particles in the air have actually been given limits.

Then, a comprehensive multi-page report is generated, complete with a chart determining a separate “pass” or “fail” air quality level for each of the reading locations tested by our technician.

The chart examples below are real results from an actual job site: the first chart contains the readings (each is a “fail”) taken before we performed our treatment, and the second chart contains the readings (each is a “pass”) taken after our treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

Now, while our particle testing does not identify the species of mold (explained above), the test results can help our technicians determine whether or not you have a mold problem. The 5-micron sized particles are most relevant to mold; so when these particle count measurements come back elevated, then we know you have a mold problem. Our goal is to identify whether or not you have elevated counts; and if so, we can address this and bring your home back to normal with our fogging treatment. 

Below are just some of the more common culprits, discovered in homes and businesses, that could adversely affect indoor air quality:

  • Mold
  • Asbestos
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Fiberglass
  • Formaldehyde
  • Mercury
  • Pesticides
  • Radon
  • Tobacco Smoke

(NOTE: ZeroMold does NOT test for/detect any of the above items except mold. Our IAQ testing is particle testing ONLY. Read below to learn more about mold species testing vs. particle testing.)

For more information about mold testing, or to get your air tested, call us directly at 888-928-MOLD  or email us at [email protected].

Fogging Process

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What is fogging?

This is the process by which a product that we use, GM2000, is applied within your dwelling. The product is misted by use of an electrostatic spray device and so can gain far greater and more consistent coverage of an entire home, similar to the steam created when you have a hot shower.

Why fog the entire house instead of only the room that has the mold?

This is simply because mold is a living microscopic organism that lives everywhere – in every yard and every home. Mold spores are carried on your clothing as well as being present in the air. If the entire dwelling is not fogged, then the mold will return in other rooms under the right conditions.

 

What does this all mean?

The bottom line here is that we can confidently use our GM2000 process knowing that you are extremely unlikely to have any reaction to it. It is not going to harm any of your furnishings either.

We have performed many treatments with occupants who suffer with such ailments as asthma and multiple sclerosis and others going through chemotherapy. All have reported improvements in their own well-being following mold removal and fogging, with a lot of clients opting for an annual fog regardless of the fact that mold may not be present.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us and we would be glad to discuss this further with you.

Note: If you are in the market to shop around for mold remediation, please ensure that the products used have been tested and pose little to no danger to your health and well- being.

GM 2000 Product Information

One of the products used in this process is called GM2000. It was first developed to combat the threat of Anthrax in the United States and was later specially re-engineered to be effective in the elimination of mold spores. It was extensively tested by both the military in the United States and by independent testing laboratories in Australia and Singapore.

It achieved extremely successful results. Since anthrax is a spore, like mold, it has been modified for use in the mold industry. Let’s face it; we do not have anthrax in our homes so there is no need for such a powerful product to be used. In the order of “hard to kills” anthrax ranks at the top of the list, whereas mold, bacteria, and viruses are further down on the list.

The testing of this product has included skin irritation testing, also known as Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion testing and showed results with no signs of erythema or edema at any time with examinations conducted at 60 minutes, 24, 48, and 72 hours. What this means is that the product can be classified as a non-skin irritant product.

Further testing of the product regarding its biodegradability was conducted with the result described as “rapid and excellent biodegradability.” Our product achieved a degradation of 95% biodegradability was conducted with the result described as “rapid and excellent biodegradability.” Our product achieved a degradation of 95% with a substance that has greater than 70% described as having excellent biodegradability.

Another test shows averaging >99.99% reduction when tested against Psedomonas aeruginosa, Eschererichia co

li, Candida albaicans and Staphylococcus aureus (pseudomonas, E. Coli, Candida and Golden Staph).

Testing was also conducted on the effectiveness of GM2000 on one of the most feared species of mold due to its ability to produce mycotoxins, Stachybotrys chartarum, and Aspergillus niger, with outstanding results achieved. GM2000 was able to reduce Stachybotrys chartarum >99.99996% and Aspergillus niger >99.99998%.

Links:

Frequently Asked Questions

Fogging - Restoration Magazine

The Goldmorr System

Case Studies

Test Results

Information About Your Mold Problem

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THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF MOLD

The reason that we see mold starting to form and quickly get out of control, is simply because mold spores are everywhere. 25% of the earth’s biomass is made up of different kinds of mold and mold spores. The spores are very small and float in the air. They are carried on clothing; they can enter the structure by simply coming in on a breeze. They may be present in furnishings, plants or even food that has formed mold colonies such as those seen on outdated bread or fruit. To flourish, they simply need the right conditions. This includes moisture, which can come from a water leak, a flood or excess humidity within the structure. Your ZEROMOLD professional will advise you on ways that you can reduce the excess moisture and humidity within your structure which will aid in keeping mold at bay.

ABOUT YOUR CERTIFIED ZEROMOLD TECHNICIAN

Our Technicians and Master Technicians are highly trained individuals who will do everything they can to identify and subsequently solve your mold problems. In many cases, they will not remove drywall from your home, which will eliminate expensive deconstruction and reconstruction. In most cases, you will be back in your home the same day. Your representative is also trained to maintain your confidentiality at all times.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTS

We will generally use only two products during the mold cleaning process. The first product is GM6000 that will clean

 the visible mold, if present, and is used on hard surfaces only, such as walls, ceilings, tiles and concrete. Importantly, unlike some other products, GM6000 will not remove the paint from your walls or ceiling. Part two of our process is the most important. We will fog the entire structure with a product that will eliminate the spores. GM2000 is biodegradable, non toxic, low/non irritant and non corrosive. Best of all, it will eliminate the spores throughout your structure, thus preventing other colonies of mold being able to form in other rooms or areas.

Links:

Frequently Asked Questions

Fogging - Restoration Magazine

The Goldmorr System

Case Studies

Test Results

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