Ozone treatment- A green solution for mold problems

Mold contamination in buildings seriously impacts health and damage property when left unchecked. The presence of moisture allows mold spores to germinate and grow into colonizing structures that release more spores. Controlling mold requires killing existing growth and stopping this recurring cycle. Chemical mold treatments raise health and environmental concerns.

Made from air, not chemicals

Ozone is produced by exposing normal air to ultraviolet light or electrical discharge. It also forms naturally during thunderstorms when lightning interacts with oxygen. Unlike traditional mold treatments that use synthetic chemicals, ozone originates from natural air. It leaves no manmade toxic molecules or volatile compounds behind after doing its job.

Harmful fumes or byproducts 

Many harsh chemicals used against mold release unhealthy fumes and leave hazardous byproducts even after application. Ozone’s only byproduct is extra breathable oxygen. It doesn’t create any secondary pollutants or ingredients of concern for people or the environment.

Non-corrosive treatment process

Some oxidizing antimicrobials damage materials like metals, fabrics, rubber, and finishes through corrosive effects. Ozone kills mold through molecular oxidation without the abrasive or corrosive effects associated with things like chlorine bleach or peroxide. It won’t harm your possessions or home.

Minimal PPE and containment

Heavily toxic mold treatments require maximum personal protection equipment and containment procedures that generate plastic waste. Ozone is much safer for workers. It allows easier remediation preparation, cleanup, and disposal with less plastic waste.

Residual mold resistance

Repeated chemical mold treatments indirectly breed adaptation leading to resistant mold strains. Unlike chemicals, ozone physically destroys the entire mold cell through oxidation. Mold has no defense against ozone and can’t become resistant over time.

Treats without tear-out

Since ozone penetrates building materials deeply, items like moldy drywall often don’t need to be torn out and landfilled after treatment. This avoids waste and expenses from unnecessary demolition and replacement in remediation projects.

Reuse ability of treated items 

Clothing, furniture, books, and other possessions exposed to ozone during mold treatment can often be salvaged and reused. Ozone kills mold on contents without liquid or physical damage that would necessitate costly specialized restoration or replacement.

Smaller impact zone

Highly toxic mold chemicals require isolating and sealing off large impact zones to avoid spreading fumes. Buildings stay more functional during ozone use with standard containment around just the immediately affected areas. Teams were swiftly mobilized in Damage Control 911 of Orlando after a major infrastructure failure.

Shorter evacuation periods

The public and workers can safely re-enter spaces faster after ozone dissipates back into oxygen. Shorter building shutdowns, relocations, and work stoppages cause less disruption compared to long waits required with lingering chemical residues and fumes.

Create super-resistant mold

Anti-mold agents breed adaptation where mold eventually becomes resistant with repeated chemical exposure over time. Ozone physically destroys mold through oxidation, so mold has no ability to develop tolerance.

Easier remediation preparation

Less internal demolition and containment prep is needed with ozone versus more invasive mold removal methods. Since it penetrates everywhere, ozone simplifies prep while still accessing hidden and buried mold sources.

No ventilation residues

Chemical mold treatments require prolonged ventilation and air flushing afterward to clear all traces. Ozone naturally clears itself by converting back into oxygen within hours without the need for equipment-heavy air flushing and residuals monitoring.

Kills more than mold

Ozone eliminates other airborne biological contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and odors. This gives it broad disinfection capabilities beyond just mold treatment. Ozone provides multidimensional cleaning power in one green application.