Ozone used to stop mold in plant growth

Ozone is commonly used to eliminate mold, and to stop mold from growing.  A new trend and industry is the industrial growing of cannabis.  In this application mold growth can be a major issue.  Article below gives some great info on the use of ozone to eliminate mold growth in this industry:

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Grow Hack: Prevent Mold During Growth, Curing and Storage

Mold-rated UV-C lights are great mold protection in other parts of the garden as well. Placing UV-C lights in front of HEPA filters in air intakes assures that the mold spores it captures do not turn the filter itself into a breeding ground. In addition, shine UV-C light on the cooling tubes and drip pans of your air-conditioning unit to assure that mold does not proliferate in these high-risk areas.

Use precaution when handling UV lamps. Do not let the light shine on any part of your body; it may present a hazard to your skin. Additionally, UV lights present a danger to your respiratory system due to the formation of ozone. Ultraviolet light reacts with molecular oxygen (O2) to form ozone (O3) in small quantities. Ensure that any area under UV irradiation has an adequate airflow. Regulations state that workplace or residential atmospheres must not exceed a level of 50 parts per billion of ozone. Any grow operation that wishes to withstand OSHA regulations must measure ozone concentrations in UV-irradiated areas to assure they do not exceed 50 ppb, as higher concentrations present a health hazard. Ozone tests can be expensive, so try and use your nose first; if you are able to smell the ozone (a smell reminiscent of laser printers in use), you definitely need more ventilation.

 

Ozone used for restoration of water damage

Ozone Generators Seen as Citizens’ Best Bet against Rain Water Damage

With heavy flooding throughout the United States and most recently in Florida, the country is facing a disaster of massive proportions. There has been considerable loss of life as well as property, amounting to millions.

The June flash floods in Ohio have already caused enough damage to the nation and have resulted in the loss of many lives and millions worth of property damage. Most recently, Florida began receiving heavy rainfall leading to flooding of low lying areas.

The situation is so dire that Florida Governor, Rick Scott, has declared a state of emergency in five counties. And although the rain has stopped and the flooding is subsiding, property owners are now being faced with a more menacing situation; that of mold and fungus formation. With flooded basements, damp attics, and water stagnating in various crawlspaces, the current living conditions of the affected regions are resembling those of third world countries.

While home and property owners are doing their best to rid their residences of stagnating water, that’s only the beginning of their worries. As citizens are still reeling from the effects of the flash floods, most are completely overlooking the fact that the damp and moist conditions left by the flood have created the perfect breeding ground for mold. The worst part is that once the bacteria settles and even a single spore contaminates an area, it will multiply by the billions in a matter of a few hours.

Not only is mold unsightly, but can be toxic for those suffering from allergies or other sensitivities, wreaking havoc on their health. Mold also causes structural instability, particularly in wooden buildings, making it risky for those living in them. There have already been numerous cases of families with mold in and around their homes rushing to the hospital with loved ones who are complaining of breathing difficulties, or respiratory problems like aggravated asthma, fever, and so on.

With so much going on, there seems to be no permanent solution to the growing mold menace, except for one highly innovative approach from Bio3Blaster. The company, which makes a range of ozone generators, has come to the rescue of many households by offering them a way to completely remove molds from every nook and corner that they could be growing in.

Mold is a problem in today’s damp or wet environments. Molds & mildew are the number one causes of allergic symptoms. Many harmful types of mold & fungus can be found worldwide. they grow in high-cellulose material, such as wood straw, hay, wet leaves, dry wall, carpets, wall papers, fiber-boards, some ceiling tiles, insulation, and more. This types are wet and may be slimy to the touch. These dangerous molds grows in medium to high humidity (55 % +). Even when dry, this type of mold can causes respiratory problems. Using a BiO3-Blaster™ ozone generator, you can help reduce, control and many times eliminate mold growth in your business and home.

The biggest advantage lies with the fact that not only can the Bio3Blaster ozone generator remove the unsightly mold from an area, but it eliminates any kind of fungus, bacteria, dust, as well as bad odors from the environment.

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Ozone use for mold remediation in homes and buildings

Mold Expert Offers Ozone Gas Decontamination of Ohio Homes & Buildings To Kill Germs & Mold

 

Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry recommends that Ohio houses and commercial buildings be germ and mold decontaminated at least annually with high output ozone gas.

Montrose, MI, September 25, 2014 — To kill disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and toxic mold growth that frequently infest over half of the homes and workplaces in Ohio, Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry recommends that buildings in the Buckeye State be treated at least annually with eight hours of high output ozone gas throughout the building, including inside heating/cooling air ducts, attic, basement, and crawl space.

High output ozone gas is an effective antimicrobial oxidizer that can be safely applied as a disinfectant, sanitizer, and decontaminating agent in both residences and commercial buildings, according to Mr. Fry, who is also a Professional Industrial Hygienist, co-manager of EnviroFry, and webmaster since 1999 of the mold information website www.moldinspector.com, plus www.ohiomoldinspection.com.

Ozone, which has been validated by scientists since 1906 for a multitude of pathogens in an array of applications, kills all known human pathogens, such as Ebola, H7N9 avian flu, SARS, and almost all other disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and fungal species such as the health-destroying Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Chaetomium toxic mold species.

Ozone is safe to use provided that are no workers or residents, pets, or live plants inside the building during the actual ozone treatment process, and for one to two hours afterwards.

Studies have proven that ozone is more efficient and has a higher oxidation kill potential than most traditional disinfectant/sanitizers (e.g. chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, peroxyacetic acid and chlorine dioxide), and its use eliminates the need to alternate different sanitizers because germs and viruses cannot build a tolerance to ozone. Ozone is non-corrosive to the surfaces of buildings and furnishings, and leaves no residue (treated surfaces never need a final fresh water rinse).

In depth information on the use of ozone for home and building decontamination is provided at www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com.

EnviroFry provides ozone home and building decontamination, plus mold inspection, mold testing, and mold remediation services in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Findlay, Lima, Mansfield, Marietta, Medina, Springfield, Toledo, Youngstown, Zanesville, and all other Ohio communities.

Elevated levels of indoor germs and mold have been linked to over 100 major health problems, including lung cancer, breathing problems, chronic coughing and sneezing, chronic sinusitis, chronic headaches and memory problems, chronic tiredness, skin rashes, and many other serious medical problems that are listed on the home page of the mold information website www.moldinspector.com.

For free answers to germ decontamination and mold questions and problems, phone mold consultant Phillip Fry toll-free 1-866-300-1616, or 1-810-639-0523, or Phillip’s cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or email phil@moldinspector.com, or visit the website www.moldexpertconsultants.com.

Mold Expert Fry Answers Objections To Use of High Output Ozone Gas in Mold Remediation

High output ozone gas is effective and safe as one of the steps in the mold remediation process, according to mold expert and Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry.

 

Montrose, MI, August 02, 2014 — “The use of high output ozone as one of the steps in effective mold remediation is often unfairly criticized in internet articles attacking the use of ozone for killing mold,” observes Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, co-manager of the international EnviroFry environmental inspection and remediation firm, and webmaster since 1999 of the mold education website www.moldinspector.com.

“High output ozone gas for at least eight hours in each treatment area is highly effective for killing mold spores and mold growth that are actually touched by the ozone gas,” adds Mr. Fry, who is also webmaster of the ozone information website www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com, a website that sells high output ozone generators.

Mr. Fry provides “the other side of the story” to these four criticisms contained in several internet-posted articles.

1. “The use of ozone generators is not the magic wand that is going to eliminate the tough work of mold remediation—the careful removal of mold-contaminated materials from indoor environments.”

TRUE. High output ozone treatment is only one of the steps for effective mold remediation. For example, EnviroFry not only effectively and safely removes moldy building materials from client buildings, but the company also does other non-ozone remediation steps such as hepa-vacuuming and spraying and fogging mold-killing EPA-registered fungicides.

2. “Pets, indoor houseplants, rubber gaskets, plastic coatings such as electrical wire insulation, fabrics, artwork and other materials and contents in buildings can all be damaged by exposure to ozone.”

OVERSTATED. During high output ozone treatment of a home or other building, and for two hours after treatment, there are NO pets, people, or live plants inside the building. The EnviroFry experience with many mold remediation projects over the years worldwide is that limited duration ozone treatment (e.g., eight to ten hours at a time) has no effect on rubber gaskets, plastic coatings, artwork, or other materials. In addition, artwork and other items can either be removed or covered/wrapped in plastic sheeting during the ozone treatment time.

3. “Exposure to ozone often leads to chest pains, asthma attacks and a number of related breathing problems. Permanent damage can occur from long-term contact, including degradation of the body’s ability to fight respiratory infections.”

MISLEADING. Occupants are not exposed to breathing in ozone because there are no people (or pets) inside the building during the ozone treatment time and for two hours afterwards. After the end of an ozone treatment, EnviroFry immediately opens up windows and uses fans to exhaust ozone-containing air to the outdoors. During such airing out, EnviroFry personnel wear special breathing respirators to filter out ozone during their brief airing-out work inside the building.

4. “High levels of ozone are not sufficient to impact biological contaminants embedded in porous materials.”

TRUE. Moldy porous materials such as drywall are removed and discarded in effective mold remediation. Mold growth is removed from wood timbers by either power wire brushing or baking soda blasting. If the mold growth is too deep into the wood for surface removal, such moldy lumber is removed and replaced with new mold-free, treated lumber that has also been encapsulated (prior to installation) with latex enamel glossy paint containing the EPA-registered mold preventative Tim-Bor. The enamel paint adheres the Tim-Bor directly to the wood to protect against future mold growth and also serves to keep high humidity and water leaks from wetting the replacement timbers.

Mold-exposed clothing should be washed with borax laundry detergent, dry-cleaned (if dry cleanable) or discarded. Similarly, mold-exposed upholstered furniture, bedding, and carpeting should be thoroughly HEPA-vacuumed and scrubbed with a mold removal agent such as boric acid powder, dissolved into hot water. If there is visible mold colony growth in such items, they should be discarded with no effort to mold clean them.

For information about the EnviroFry nationwide USA mold inspection and mold remediation services, email Phillip Fry phil@moldinspector.com, or phone Mr. Fry toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or his cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit the company website www.moldexpertconsultants.com.

Contact:
Phillip Fry, Co-Manager
EnviroFry
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, Michigan 48457
Phone Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616
phil@moldinspector.com
http://www.moldexpertconsultants.com