Aside from a water intrusion event such as flooding, leaking roofs, damaged pipes or hot water systems etc, the most common cause of mould comes from air exchange issues. Air exchange issues arise when excess humidity is present. This is very common at times when the outside air is cooler than the inside air. This will result in condensation and subsequently an excess of moisture inside your home.
In the winter months, this is very common with the use of furnaces and heaters. They warm up the air inside the dwelling, be it an office or a home, and if the outside air is cold we start to see moisture on the inside of the windows. We have all seen what happens when you leave a milk carton out on your counter , condensation forms on the exterior of the bottle or carton and before long it is sitting in a puddle of water.
Technically, the temperature at which the condensation starts to form is called Dew Point. In the summer months, humidity due to weather will cause similar conditions to those that are present during the winter months that contribute to the ideal conditions for the growth of mould. The reason that we see mould starting to form and quickly get out of control, is simply because mould spores are everywhere.
25% of the earth’s biomass is made up of different kinds of mould and mould spores . The spores are very small and float in the air. They are carried on clothing, they can enter the structure by simply coming in on a breeze. They may be present in furnishings, plants or even food that has formed mould colonies such as those seen on outdated bread or fruit .
To flourish, they simply need the right conditions. This includes moisture, which, as mentioned previously, can come from excess humidity within the structure. Your Goldmorr professional will advise you on ways that you can reduce the excess moisture and humidity within your structure which will aid in keeping mould at bay.
ABOUT YOUR GOLDMORR MASTER TECHNICIAN
Goldmorr Technicians and Master Technicians are highly trained individuals who will do everything they can to identify and subsequently solve your mold problems. In most cases, they will not remove drywall from your home, which will eliminate expensive d econstruction and reconstruction. In most cases, you will be back in your home the same day.
Your Goldmorr representative is also trained to maintain your confidentiality at all times.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
The Goldmorr System will generally use only two products during the mo u ld cleaning process. The first product is GM6000. This product is a Sodium Hypochlorite based product to clean the visible mo u ld. It is used on hard surfaces only, such as walls, ceilings, tiles and concrete. It is common knowledge that Sodium Hypochlorite has associated VOC’s, similar to household bleach, however, part two of the process will neutralize those VOC’s.
Importantly, unlike some other products, GM6000 will not remove the paint from your walls or ceiling. Part two of our process is the most important. We will fog the entire structure with a product that will eliminate the spores. GM2000 is biodegradable, non toxic, low/non irritant and non corrosive. Best of all, it will eliminate the spores throughout your structure , thus preventing other colonies of mould being able to form in other rooms/areas .
Your Goldmorr professional will provide you with a separate information sheet that explains the “fogging” process and why we treat the entire dwelling and not just the room that is affected. Web content composed with the free online HTML editor toolkit . Please subscribe for a license to stop adding links to the edited documents.
GM2000 is a proprietary product and was specifically engineered to be an effective non-mechanical air scrubbing solution. It can also be used as a topical cleaning solution on both hard and soft surfaces by way of microcleaning. It is water based and has been extensively tested both in laboratories as well as in the field.
Non-mechanical air scrubbing occurs when GM2000 is applied by way of fogging. The fogging process suspends the solution in the air, slowly dragging airborne particulates out of the air. We then follow by HEPA vacuuming to remove the particulates from the dwelling.
Testing of this product has included skin irritation testing, also known as Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion testing and showed results at no signs of erythema or oedema at any time with examinations conducted at 60 minutes, 24, 48 and 72 hours. What this means is that the product can be classified as a non/low skin irritant.
Further testing of the product regarding its biodegradability was conducted with the result described as “rapid and excellent biodegradability”. Our product achieved a degradation of 95% with a substance that has greater than 70% described as having excellent biodegradability.
It is important to note that the testing conducted was at a stronger dilution than the product now known as GM2000. Our Industrial Chemist continued testing the efficacy with a view to achieving the lowest possible concentration to achieve effective results. This means that the formulation used today is even less likely to cause any irritation and will biodegrade more rapidly.
GM2000 is used in conjunction with good remediation practices. Any concerns that you may have should be discussed with your Remediation Professional.
The full test results are available at www.21stglobal.com.