What Affect does SteraMist have on Mold?
SteraMist does not remove spores – it kills them.
Only those spores it comes in contact with. So if an ATP test is done which counts
spore cells, living or dead, it would not pass it 100% for sure as it kills mold making
(The ATP test is a process of rapidly measuring actively growing microorganisms
through detection of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.)
SteraMist does not remove spores and can only make claims on hard nonporous
dry surfaces. SteraMist will deactivate spores that it comes in contact with. All
spores that SteraMist comes in contact with will cease to be viable.
Now that being said there is no replacement for source removal and heap
vacuuming, but there could be many uses and benefits in environment treatment
of dry walled vent, pipe, and other building chases and other shafts that are not
accessible. The “fogging” process or “mist” that SteraMist is applied with, can
penetrate areas and surfaces that are otherwise hard to reach or not easily
accessible. This process is a unique way of treating surface bacteria such as Mold.
There will be a reduction in bacteria over time with the SteraMist treatment.
A pre and post cultured air testing would assist in understanding the effects of
SteraMist within specific contained and treated areas. This would give a bases for
the reduction in bacteria.
Thus a standard remediation of the mold could be the first step, complete with a
cause and origin “fix” of the mold source if possible. This would be followed with
a SteraMist application. Second phase would be an ongoing SteraMist application
schedule to kill any new bacteria that may arise.
For additional information or an informative appointment
concerning SteraMist call us at 1-800-471-3165.