Ozone can effectively remove mold and eradicate mold spores that remain in the air and on surrounding surfaces.
1. Identify the source and eliminate physical mold.
2. Ask yourself some questions.
Do you have loose seams?
Mold can start behind the dry wall and grow inside the room.
Have you suffered water damage inside the room and soaked the dry wall with an absorption process?
Steps to follow:
- In all cases, the moldy drywall must be removed or cleaned with a mold and mildew inhibitor. Spraying the inhibitor directly onto the surface where mold was previously visible is a guarantee to remove excess dangerous spores.
- If you can't buy a mold and mildew inhibitor, the following home remedy (which is not guaranteed) may help. Mix a desired amount of 40% bleach / 60% water in a spray bottle or weed sprayer, depending on the area that needs treatment.
- Do not rub as contaminated toxic spores will float in the air and enter your ventilation system. This could contaminate your entire house / building in the future.
- A high performance ozone generator should be used to kill spores that could have been transported into the air and entered the return air from the ventilation system. Those spores once in one room could settle in another part of the structure, continuing to cause problems.
- Because ozone is heavier than air, make sure the ozone generator is adjusted at or above waist height to remove all mold spores that may start to produce mold at some point. This precautionary process is a safe method of preventing mold growth in the future.
* NOTE: At these high concentration levels, there should be no humans, plants or animals in the space to be ozonized.