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Photo of Moldy drywall in a basement following a modest 6 inch flooding event Ineffective Mold Products and Ineffective Black Mold Cleanup Procedures to Avoid

  • MOLD PRODUCTS, INEFFECTIVE - CONTENTS: Warnings about ineffective mold removal systems & products -Warnings about bogus mold-detection methods used in buildings - How to save money on mold testing by avoiding unreliable mold tests and methods
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Ineffective mold killers, treatments & products to avoid:

This article describes ineffective or even possibly harmful procedures and products that are marketed to "kill mold" or "prevent mold" - things that you should avoid any time, including when cleaning a building after it has been flooded. Our photograph shows an extensive toxic black mold reservoir in a New York City high rise apartment. Sprays, fogging, or ozone would be ineffective remedies for this problem.



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Ineffective or Unreliable Products and Procedures Sold for Removing Mold, Cleaning Off Mold, or for Preventing Mold Growth

Photo of Moldy drywall in a basement following a modest 6 inch flooding event

If your building has been flooded, this website provides an easy to understand guide for flood damage assessment, setting priorities of action, safety, and we provide special information about avoiding or minimizing mold damage.

Our Flood Response Checklist lists key actions you should take after building flooding to minimize mold damage, and includes some safety warnings.

We also list after-flood "anti-mold" /mold/Ineffective_Mold_Cleaners.phpctive.htm">procedures that do not work or are unsafe - to help you avoid unnecessary expense in dealing with mold after a building flood.

If your building is already moldy or if you suspect mold related illness in your building, we link to a step by step Mold Action Guide dealing with toxic or allergenic indoor mold and other indoor contaminants: when and how to inspect or test for mold, when to hire an expert, how to clean up a moldy area, when and how to perform post-remediation mold testing.

INEFFECTIVE METHODS Used to Detect Mold in buildings

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Or see MOLD SPRAYS, SEALANTS, PAINTS

Or see OZONE MOLD / ODOR TREATMENT WARNINGS

Or see THERMAL IMAGING MOLD SCANS

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