Kill Mold and Mildew with Ozone
While some debate the issue, we see numerous substantial reports that ozone is very effective in killing mold and mildew. Recently, one of our New Jersey associates used his ozone generator to treat a mold problem. This was documented with before and after mold test. The results were conclusive. Ozone kills mold.
Ramsey popcorn in southern Indiana treats their storage silos with ozone to destroy mold and mildew. It also discourages the pests from propagation.
A Perdue University study supports the clear fact that ozone is effective for treating and preventing mold. Link
The critics of ozone use claim that ozone is not a singular cure. And, they are correct on that point. Anytime mold has set in, the cleanup process is always part of the solution. Surface mold should be removed, and damaged goods should be removed, bagged, and thrown out. It is not enough to use an ozone treatment. Clearing away the mold is always a part of the process. Once the mold is killed and removed, follow with an encapsulation or antimicrobial treatment as well to prevent the return of mold.
Also, mold is the result of a water invasion. Unless the water source is stopped, mold is likely to return.
Ozone treatments are used at the initial phase to kill off mold. The ozone must reach the ozone shock level of 12 PPM, and may be applied for 4-8 hours. Ozone may not reach behind walls and sealed areas, so be sure to open all areas until clear wood is revealed.
Our 32G Pro and 64G Pro ozone generators are powerful enough to do the job, but err in favor of more shock value than less. Shock ozone treatments should only be done in vacant areas or building. People and pets should be removed during treatment. If you are removing mold, where particle masks, gloves, and even disposable coveralls. Seal and ventilate work area air to the outside until the job is done.
To assure that best final results, run an ozone treatment when all mold is cleared away and before replacing drywall.