The Problem – Indoor Menace
Formation of Mold, Mildew, Other Fungi & Bacteria
The Cause…. Airtight Construction
The average person spends 90% of his and her time indoors and mold, mildew, other fungi and bacteria formation have become more common in indoor settings primarily because of airtight construction usage for energy efficiency.
- Many conventional building materials and cleaning agent residues can harbor a variety of contaminants and because so many buildings are “sealed” for energy conservation purposes, these biological contaminants are never flushed out – they remain and multiply on virtually every surface.
- Regular paints and finishes are susceptible to degradation and attack by molds, causing unsightly discoloration and unpleasant odors.
The Reason…. Moisture & Heat
- Any indoor slow water and moisture leaks from air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, cold storage, and even hot showers or baths that create moisture with heat, can lead to the development of mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria. In addition, similar problems can also be caused when big storms hit anywhere in the country or there are sudden and accidental water discharges from frozen and burst pipes. The long-term ramifications of any interior water damage, not properly dealt with could result in creating an unlivable interior environment.
The Location…. Interior Spaces
- Such mold, mildew, other fungi and bacteria very often either hide behind or develop on open surfaces such as walls, floors, carpet, sink areas, counter and table tops, cold and hot storage, ceilings, furniture, a variety of woods and air ducts creating deterioration, odors, unsightly surfaces, etc.