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Air Conditioner Mold



Photograph of the inside of a thick plastic sheeting containment wall. Notice that it is bulging inward because the plastic is being pulled inward [toward the mold remediation area] by the negative air pressure maintained inside the mold work area.
 



Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 


For additional mold remediation and removal information on a wide variety of mold remediation subjects, visit these mold remediation pages---

[Bleach-Ineffective-Mold]
[Hurricane-Typhoon-Tornado]
[Mold-Killer-Recipes-Instructions]
[Air Conditioning Mold]
[Basement Mold]
[Bathroom Mold]
[Car and Van Mold]
[Clothes Mold]
[Crawl Space Mold]
[Do-It-Yourself-Mold-Kill]
[Firewood-Mold-Problem]
[Inadequate-Ventilation &-Mold]
[Laundry-Washing-Machine-Mold]
[Mold & Chlorine Bleach]
[NYC Mold Guidelines]
[OHSA-Mold-Guidelines]
[Q&A Removal]
[Roof Leak Mold]
[Moldy Siding]
[Wallpaper Mold]
[HUD-Mold]
[Bleach-Hard-Surfaces]
[Humidifier-Mold]
[Moldy-Building-Materials]
[Painting-Over-Mold]
[Demolition-Moldy-Building]
[Kilz]
[Ultraviolet-Light-Kill-Mold]
[Enzyme Mold Remover]


Picture of Divine Montero, Certified Environmental Hygienist, doing mold remediation of a Bangkok, Thailand, executive home.
Picture of Certified Mold Remediator and mold consultant Divine Montero using Tim-Bor in scrubbing the walls of a Bangkok, Thailand, house that she and Phillip Fry mold remediated in Jan., 2012.

Picture of fan exhausting airborne mold spores to the outdoors.
Exhaust the airborne mold spores released in the mold remediation to the outdoors by running a strong fan 24 hours in an open window. Better yet, use an industrial-sized hepa filter machine to capture airborne mold spores in its
HEPA filters prior to exhausting air to the outdoors through flexible ducting. Picture taken January, 2012, during mold remediation in Thailand by mold experts Phillip and Divine Fry.
 

Please also read:
$799 Mold Remediation Deal for Homes, Condos, Apartments, Offices, Workplaces,
    and Vehicles Anywhere in USA, Canada, Asia, Europe or Worldwide

these mold remediation advice and information pages---

[Bleach-Ineffective-Mold] [Hurricane-Typhoon-Tornado] [Mold-Killer-Recipes-Instructions] [Air Conditioning Mold] [Basement Mold] [Bathroom Mold] [Car and Van Mold] [Clothes Mold] [Crawl Space Mold] [Do-It-Yourself-Mold-Kill] [Firewood-Mold-Problem] [Inadequate-Ventilation &-Mold] [Laundry-Washing-Machine-Mold] [Mold & Chlorine Bleach] [NYC Mold Guidelines] [OHSA-Mold-Guidelines] [Q&A Removal] [Roof Leak Mold] [Moldy Siding] [Wallpaper Mold] [HUD-Mold] [Bleach-Hard-Surfaces] [Humidifier-Mold] [Moldy-Building-Materials] [Painting-Over-Mold] [Demolition-Moldy-Building] [Kilz] [Ultraviolet-Light-Kill-Mold] [Enzyme Mold Remover]


Top Ten Mold Removal & Mold Remediation
Steps and Procedures

Use these proven and successful mold removal and mold remediation procedures and techniques for mold growth in basements, crawl spaces, attics, and on and inside walls, ceilings, floors, carpeting/padding, and heating/cooling equipment and ducts to get rid of toxic black mold, slime mold, Stachybotrys, and mold growth infestations caused by roof leaks, siding leaks, plumbing leaks, water wicking up through concrete slab floors, high indoor humidity, flooding, hurricanes, typhoons, tropical cyclones, tornados, weather and wind storms, fire, and other water damage problems.

For more information on how to do effective mold removal, email mold experts Phillip and Divine Fry
phil@moldnspector.com or phone Mr. Fry Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616 or Phillip's cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit their websites Mold Experts, Certified Mold Inspectors, Mold Remediation Quote, and Mold Remediation Bid

 

Just four words neatly summarize what has to be done in effective and safe mold removal, mold remediation, mold mitigation, and mold abatement: CONTAIN, KILL, REMOVE, & PROTECT:
 

(1) CONTAIN the mold from spreading into uncontaminated areas;

(2) KILL the mold;

(3) REMOVE the dead mold; and

(4) PROTECT the cleaned out area against future mold infestations.

"The only sure way to (do mold remediation) requires the physical elimination
of mold and moldy materials by thorough cleaning or removal of the affected materials."---American Industrial Hygiene Association.


Mold Consultants Phillip and Divine Fry and the Environmental Hygienists Association recommends that property owners, managers, and tenants take all ten of these proven steps in the order listed for perfect do-it-yourself or professionally-done toxic mold removal.
 
 1. Mold Inspection and  Mold Testing. Do thorough and complete mold inspection and testing to find all areas of both visible and mold growth hidden inside ceilings, walls, floors, heating/cooling equipment and ducts, crawl spaces, basements, and attics.  Use a moisture meter, hygrometer humidity meter, and fiber optics inspection to help find hard-to-find mold infestation.
 
 After the completion of all mold removal steps, use do it yourself or professional clearance mold testing of the air of remediated rooms, the outward air flow from heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) duct registers, and horizontal and vertical surfaces inside the mold work area. For independent mold clearance testing in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, and worldwide, please visit Mold Consultants and Certified Mold Inspectors.
 
 2. Proper Containment. Seal off the room or area to be mold remediated with 6 mil thick floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, clear plastic sheeting so that mold spores released during mold removal do not travel to and mold cross-contaminate other areas.
 
 3. Proper Worker Protection. Mold removal workers should wear a 3M or comparable breathing respirator mask with organic vapor filters rated P100, available for about $40 from a large hardware or home improvement store, plus eye goggles with no holes (“chem splash” type), disposable vinyl gloves, and EnviroFry protective coveralls with built-in parka hood.
 
 4. Ozone Treatment.  The first and last mold kill steps should be to operate a high output ozone generator for at least six to eight hours inside the building’s heating/cooling equipment and ducts and inside the rooms or areas being mold remediated. The best value, high output ozone generator is the EnviroFry ozone generator, available at Ozone Generator. There can be no people, pets, or live plants inside the area being ozone treated.  Follow up the ozone treatment with a special enzyme that neutralizes and prevents mold growth---visit
PREVENT & CONTROL MOLD & BACTERIA GROWTH with Do-It-Yourself Mold Enzyme Spray.
 
 5. For and Spray with an EPA-Registered Fungicide.  Fog and spray all surfaces with an EPA-registered fungicide after the initial ozone treatment, after removal of moldy building materials, and before rebuilding and replacing removed building materials.
  To buy the best EPA-fungicides, mold consultant Phillip Fry toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or Phillip's cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or email phil@moldinspector.com.
 
 6. HEPA Air Scrubbing and Vacuuming. After the completion of the ozone and mold enzyme treatments, run one or more HEPA industrial-sized air scrubbers inside the contained mold work area to establish negative air pressure therein to collect airborne mold spores, with the HEPA exhaust air duct going directly to the outdoors. Use one or more HEPA vacuums to vacuum walls, floors, carpeting, and furnishing surfaces three ways---horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. You can buy a powerful, 6 horsepower Ridgid-brand vacuum cleaner with a HEPA allergen filter for about $130 at any Home Depot store.
 
 7. Physical Mold Removal. While operating a HEPA air scrubber inside the mold work area, remove all visible mold growth by removing and discarding materials such as moldy drywall, curtains, and carpeting, and by cleaning wood timbers to visibly mold-free with the use of a power grinder with wire brush attachment, power sander, power planer, and/or hand held wire brushes and sanding blocks.
 
 8. Safe Disposal of Moldy Materials. While inside the contained mold work area, place all removed moldy materials into 6 mil thick garbage disposal bags. Then, put each full bag inside a second 6 mil thick bag (known as “double bagging”). Then, wipe off the outside of the outer bag with a cloth lightly damp with hydrogen peroxide or borax laundry detergent dissolved into water to remove any landed or deposited mold spores. Then remove the bags to the outdoors through windows or doors without taking the bags through building areas that are outside of the contained work area.
 
 9. Encapsulation of Wood Timbers.  After completion of the above steps, paint all exposed and remediated wood timber surfaces with white, glossy latex enamel paint into which one half pound of the EPA-registered fungicide Tim-Bor has been thoroughly mixed.  Tim-Bor is a long-term preservative of wood against both mold and wood-destroying insects such as termites. The glossy latex paint coating will also help to protect the wood against water penetration in the event of a future plumbing leak, roof leak, or other water intrusion. Read about Tim-Bor at www.timborprofessional.com.
 
 10. Clean and Disinfect HVAC Ducts.  If there has been a mold problem inside a building, its heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts are likely to be contaminated with elevated levels of airborne mold spores and mold growth.  Clean and disinfect HVAC ducts with these procedures: (a) hire an experienced air duct cleaning company to do thorough HVAC duct cleaning;  (b) after duct cleaning, do a second ozone treatment with at least four to eight hours of high output ozone treatment into the return air duct to get mold-killing ozone everywhere in the HVAC system and throughout the entire building; and (c) after ozone treatment, use a fogging machine to fog thoroughly the HVAC ducts with Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution, one of the few fungicides approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use inside air ducts.
 
For more information on how to do safe and effective mold removal, email mold experts Phillip and Divine Fry
phil@moldnspector.com or phone Mr. Fry Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616, or Phillip's cell phone # 1-480-310-7970, or visit their websites Mold Experts, Certified Mold Inspectors,

Mold Remediation Quote, and Mold Remediation Bid

For more information on mold removal, please visit these pages---

[Bleach-Ineffective-Mold] [Hurricane-Typhoon-Tornado] [Mold-Killer-Recipes-Instructions] [Air Conditioning Mold] [Basement Mold] [Bathroom Mold] [Car and Van Mold] [Clothes Mold] [Crawl Space Mold] [Do-It-Yourself-Mold-Kill] [Firewood-Mold-Problem] [Inadequate-Ventilation &-Mold] [Laundry-Washing-Machine-Mold] [Mold & Chlorine Bleach] [NYC Mold Guidelines] [OHSA-Mold-Guidelines] [Q&A Removal] [Roof Leak Mold] [Moldy Siding] [Wallpaper Mold] [HUD-Mold] [Bleach-Hard-Surfaces] [Humidifier-Mold] [Moldy-Building-Materials] [Painting-Over-Mold] [Demolition-Moldy-Building] [Kilz] [Ultraviolet-Light-Kill-Mold] [Enzyme Mold Remover]

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