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What is "Mold Load?"



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At My Pure Environment, we’ve talked about how there’s very little the average homeowner can do to completely eliminate mold from their home. This is because of something we call the “mold load.”


The term mold load essentially refers to the mold concentration levels in a building. A high mold count can be attributed to a laundry-list of health concerns. For this reason, we use our powerful dry fog technology to reduce the mold concentration level for every building we treat to virtually zero.


In this article, we’ll discuss what exactly mold load is, what the EPA’s acceptable mold levels are, and what a high mold count is. We’ll also discuss how our treatment essentially eradicates mold concentration levels in any given space.


What are the EPA’s acceptable mold levels?


It may surprise you to know that the EPA has not currently established an acceptable mold level threshold. No federal regulations surrounding the spore count of airborne mold contaminants exist as of the time of writing this article.


This is a somewhat moot point since, in most cases, if you have visible mold somewhere in your home, you’ll need treatment, regardless of what the mold concentration level is.


When one of our technicians comes to your home, one of the first things we’ll do is a mold inspection of the building. Air and surface samples are collected so that we have a better understanding of how to treat your specific mold problem.


The air sample results will list the types of molds that are present and a mold spore count of each type. This helps us determine how best to specifically address the mold in your home. If you have high levels of mold in the air, that will also affect our treatment plan.


Dry Fog Technology Reduces the Mold Load


Our powerful sterilant is disbursed into the air in tiny droplets. The droplets form a mist that blankets the room, penetrating porous surfaces, air ducts, behind walls, and in fabrics. These droplets are small enough that they bounce off of surfaces, meaning there’s no moisture or residue left behind after treatment.


The sterilant attaches to any mold spores it finds, and kills them on contact, rendering them unable to further grow and spread. We’ll work room by room through your home or office and completely eradicate any existing mold.


Our sterilant does the job that sprays and brushes cannot because it’s able to penetrate porous surfaces, like drywall, carpet, and behind tiles. There aren’t many cleaning methods as powerful as our dry fog technology, and none of them are widely available.


Call Us to Reduce the Mold Load in Your Home or Business!


Our Boston, Massachusetts mold remediation professionals are standing by to assist you with your mold remediation needs. We’ll do a thorough air and surface sample to establish the mold concentration levels in your home and identify the best treatment plan for your specific problem. We can treat most homes or businesses in as little as four hours! Call us today for a free consultation or visit our website for your free online quote.



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