• There are over 200,000 fungal species and they make up a quarter of the biomass of the earth.• There are 100,000 genera of the mold species, but only approximately 80 genera are known to cause illness.• Molds, however, comprise most indoor air pollution sickness.• Once mold growth has started, each mold colony (mycelium) produces millions of microscopic spores within a few days.
Professor C.M. Christensen atthe University of Minnesotameasured spore dispersalwithin an office building byusing a marker fungus, afungus with a distinctivecolor not normally found inthe region. Five minutes after a culturedish was opened on the firstfloor, spore of the samefungus were detected on thefourth floor. Five minutes later, sporewere falling on the fourthfloor in amounts ofthousands per squareyard. C.M. Christensen, The Molds and Man, Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1965.
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Killingsworth Enviro-Klean uses dry-ice blasting, a technique similar tosand blasting, to remove mold and has shown amazing results. Dry iceblasting uses soft dry ice, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and createsmini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable mold off theunderlying structure.Killingsworth Enviro-Klean uses dry-ice blasting,
INDOOR MOLD REMOVAL Indoor mold remediation needs to be handled by certified professionals, such as Killingsworth Enviro-Klean. It is very important to understand that we follow the American Indoor Air Quality Council’s(AmIAQ) golden rule: don’t cause more harm than good. We use various techniques depending on the situation such as:• Removing damaged materials• HEPA vacuuming• Hand cleaning with anitmicrobials• Sanding techniques – or dry ice blasting if necessary `Make sure the company that you are using has the certifications necessary to protect you and your family. At Killingsworth Enviro-Klean we are highly trained in the proper techniques to ensure that mold free areas are not cross contaminated. We do this by setting up containment fields and using the HEPA filtration devices. Remember, the safety and health of our customers is our number one priority.
The American Lung Association and Environmental Protection Agencyrecognize that there are three major strategies for reducing indoor airpollution: Source Control, Ventilation and Air Cleaning."- American Lung Association and EPA
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