Hydrogen Peroxide and Mold Remediation
We know that hydrogen peroxide will kill mold, but there are some downside if done wrong. The classic use of hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) is when hydrogen peroxide is the major ingredient. So, we see hydrogen peroxide levels of 20 and 30% which means that the product is very caustic or corrosive. The dangers in using these high-level hydrogen peroxide product is harm to the applicators and damage to goods. On the positive side, the bleaching action of high-level h202 products will reduce or eliminate the dark staining that is associated with mold.
I have attached a research report on the use of hydrogen peroxide that kills mold at as low a concentration as 3%. But, low level h2o2 has its shortfalls too. Straight hydrogen peroxide is not as capable of penetration, and may not pass through some biofilms or films. The goal for any mold remediation is to first kill, then remove, mold from any structure. The lack of penetration power is also a concern for sanitizing power, odor elimination, as well as reaching down to the hypha (root) of the mold.
Decon Five offers a unique solution that contains about 4.2% of hydrogen peroxide in the mixed solution. It has the ability to kill mold, mildew, fungus, and algae on contact. The hydrogen peroxide is cross-activated allowing the other inert ingredients to activate for full power and impact on environmental threats. The product contains a unique blend of surfactants that allow the product ingredients to penetrate barriers like films and biofilm. So, Decon Five will not only kill the mold, but will also kill the root as well.
With a pH of roughly 9%, this product is quite safe for applicator and application. This is well within the range of a Green product that will not bleach or cause a high-concern for the applicators. PPE is generally, particle face mask and eye protection to prevent accidents that may occur.
Decon Five is biodegradable and leaves no toxic residue. And, Decon Five has multiple uses as an All-in-One product that can clean, sanitize, kill mold, remove odors, and neutralize chemical contaminants.
Removing molded material can cause mold to defensively shoot off its spores, making the condition worse. We suggest a foaming application of Decon Five to trap spores while killing the mold. Workers can more safely remove the molded materials, and the building is not as badly contaminated. When the job is done, finalize with a broad misting spray of Decon Five to strip mold spores from the air decontaminate the building, and ill the mold spores.
When done correctly, the final mold counts will be remarkably low. See: Research h2o2 and Mold Kill