Many places are now advertising a new technology called “Dry Fog” and are even going so far as to say that it is the “Future Of Mold Remediation.”
Is it real, or is this just a marketing gimmick?
While dry fogging does help to clean surface areas and improve air quality, it does not have the capability of actually destroying the source of the spore growth causing mold damage to your property. Your mold will return because it was never successfully remediated.
A woman came to FastFix Restoration because she recently had dry fogging services in her home. Mold had returned after a few days because the underlying source of her mold problem, which happened to be inside her walls and under her laminate floor, was not cleaned or remediated the right way. The fogging company told her that the fogging process would prevent her from having walls or flooring removed and that it would eliminate all traces and spores of mold in her home by seeping through her floor and drywall, all the way to the studs, to eliminate the source of the problem. Unfortunately, this is untrue. While fogging is an effective secondary treatment, it does not penetrate through surfaces and will not affect anything the chemical does not physically touch.
Fogging Does Not Penetrate Hard Surfaces.
The cleaning solution combines with the oxygen in the air to create a vapor that causes droplets to fall on area surfaces and weigh down the mold spores and only works to deactivate and remove mold spores attached to the air particles. This process contains the spores or microbial Volatile Organic Compounds that the vapor comes in contact with on treated surfaces and works to eliminate the MUSTY smell in the air. It does not kill the spores, and more importantly, it does not kill the source of the mold, which will continue to release spores into the air. It will smell better, and yes, the air will test cleaner, but in a matter of hours, days or weeks, your mold problem will return.
Demolition or Less Invasive — Which is better?
Choosing a fogging treatment vs. demolition seems to make sense and is an attractive idea. Fogging is cheaper and less invasive because property owners are not engaged with demolition. In addition, with the fogging process, one can achieve an air testing satisfactory level more quickly because it is testing only the air where spores are just deactivated. The problem is that this treatment is not invasive enough and does not affect the underlying surfaces that contain the source of your mold. In essence, this is a band-aid fix.
Traditional Methods are Sometimes More Affective
FastFix Restoration understands the hardship that homeowners and businesses could face when experiencing a mold disaster. No one wants to demolish their property, but we also know that no one wants to live in home with mold and how dangerous it could be. We guarantee our work and stand by the traditional method approved by the IICRC S520 for successful mold remediation.
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