Benefect Botanical Disinfectants & Cleaners for the Insurance Restoration Industry

Mould

For a complete botanical approach to cleaning mould, we recommend these Benefect products:

1. Clean surfaces first using Atomic Degreaser to remove all visiable mould and discard.

2. Disinfect Second using Benefect Decon 30 Disinfectant

Decon 30 Disinfectant is a ready-to-use fungicide product. Always read and follow the product label instructions. Decon 30 is ideal for restoration contractors to disinfect mould contaminated surfaces. It also controls and inhibits odor causing mould and bacteria on a variety of materials including: wood studding, sub floors, trim, lumber, tack strips, concrete and paneling. This product is also suitable for deodorizing such surfaces as carpeting, carpet under-pad and other furnishings. Wet the surface with the spray and leave for 10 minutes. Rinsing is not required.

Cleaning up mold is not as easy as you may think. Mold is a simple organism but its defenses have kept it alive for centuries. It can go dormant for years at a time until the environmental conditions are right for it to thrive again. Some types of mold still have a toxic effect even when they are dead.  To repopulate or if it’s disturbed, some types of mold will release spores into the air to find more favorable conditions. These airborne spores are toxic to humans and can cause health effects.

Benefect Corp. recommends using an IICRC Certified Mold Remediation Contractor who is trained in proper cleaning and removal producedures. These must be followed to safely remove all mold and mycotoxins. Cleaning and killing mould are only one part of the remediation process. Proper containment, hepa vacuming and air filtration are also nessasary as indicated by the IICRC S520 Guideline.

For more information see the IICRC’s – 5 Principales of Mold Remediaion

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has a number of helpful documents including Mould and Your Health

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