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Enviroshield receives Mold Help Seal of Approval   PDF  Print  E-mail 
Posted by Susan Lillard  
Saturday, 10 February 2007

We are proud to announce that Enviroshield has successfully passed the Mold Help Testing regimen with flying colors.

 

Fortunately there are lots of products on the market to eliminate mold.  Not all pass Mold Help’s stringent testing protocol.  Enviroshield worked extremely well and has earned the Mold Help Seal of Approval.

 


 

Benefits of EnviroShield

 

To understand why EnviroShield is a superior product, it's important to first understand why mold thrives.  Mold requires four conditions to thrive: food; the right temperatures; oxygen; and moisture. So, eliminate one of the four and the mold will disappear, but that’s easier said then done! 

 

1.Molds eat just about everything, like wood; paper; leather; dry wall; even paint and dust! 

2. As for the right temperatures, unfortunately mold thrives in the same temperatures we do.

3.   Oxygen (fortunately) is all around us.

4.   Moisture ... that's the key! 
 

One of the most misunderstood problems is the control of moisture within a building.  Damaging moisture originates not only from outside of a building but also from the inside. Cooking, breathing, washing and drying clothes, gas stoves, furnaces, humidifiers and air conditioning all produce moisture.

 

Solving moisture problems can often be expensive and time-consuming.  The first step to eliminate moisture is to perform an inventory of problems and to rank them in their order of impact.  Problems, like leaky pipes, that are easy and inexpensive to resolve should be addressed first. However water intrusion though foundation walls can be very expensive to repair.   Such problems often require major and costly repairs like exterior foundation coatings and costly excavations to install or replace clogged French drains.

 

EnviroShield ™ offers an affordable  new technology:  Enviro-MT™ coatings which will not support the growth of mold regardless of moisture conditions. 

 

Other mold prevention products are inferior to Enviro-MT because they do not breathe: Enviro-MT allows  a slow water vapor transfer (WVT).  The slow or controlled release of water vapor pressure keeps the product to substrate bond secure and strong.  Plus the slow release of pressure will not push out the anti-microbial additives.

 

Inferior coating products peel or blow off the substrate and leach their anti-microbial additives.  Once the anti-microbial dissipates, these inferior coatings  become food for mold.

 

 

 


 

ü  Eliminates mold re-growth even if moisture is present;
 

ü   Low per square foot material costs;
 

ü   Low application costs … coat your sheetrock walls … don’t tear them down!!!!!!!!
 

ü   Completely water-based technology: The water base of Enviro-MT allows the resin/catalyst system to bind with water in the substrate thereby becoming part of the substrate;
 

ü   Moisture Tolerant/Breathable

·    50 to 75% Water Vapor Transmission (WVT) reduction, up to 12 lbs;

·    Tolerant to 24 pounds WVT;
 

ü   SAFE—Virtually no VOCs (Volatile  Organic Compounds);
 

ü   Low Odor;
 

ü   Wide Range of Colors; and
 

ü    Easy Clean-up.

 


EnviroShield Stops Mold Two Ways:

 

1.      contains an effective and safe non-leaching antimicrobial; and

2.      reduces water vapor transfer (WVT)

 We are proud to announce that Enviroshield has successfully passed the Mold Help Testing regimen with flying colors.

 

If you are concerned about the presence of mold in your home or building, the number one priority should be to hire your own independent, proficiency certified mold inspector to conduct a complete and thorough assessment.

However, you should also know, that in many instances, mold contaminated homes and buildings need to only eliminate the source of the mold and clean up the resulting contaminant.

Mold spores are hardened containers, which possess all the DNA instructions needed to create new mold creatures, aerial eggs as it were. If they bump into dry walls they just rebound and go back to floating, but when they bump into wet walls they stick.

 Out of the broken open shell a single creature's body appears, then a groping arm grows from that body, a leathery hyphae, albino and clear, and then from that hyphae grows another, and another, and then many, many others more.

 These hyphae are used by molds to obtain nourishment. 

For some species it is the sulfur grains in concrete that are sought, in others it's the metals in paint, or the glue in wallpaper, or even, for one especially abundant species, found at some time in almost every house in northern temperate climates, it will be the actual antibiotic poisons that the wood they land on produces which they slurp up and use as food. 

The hyphae excrete enzymes that break down complex organic materials. All over your house these freshly appearing mold creatures will plug into the walls via their hyphae.

Testimonials

Ralph DePillo  ... "Within the past few years we’ve finished our basement and added a bedroom and den and workshop and have absolutely no problem with mold.  I can’t believe it ten years later and EnviroShield just  keeps on ticking!"

 

 

Ann Montgomery ... "I had the basement treated with EnviroShield and overnight, it eliminated the dampness and the smell of  mold. "

 

 

Gregory P. Centeio II  ... The day after you came to our house and applied the first coat, my wife and I noticed the smell to be gone. We  had a company give us a price on fiberglass panels costing $45,000.00 and they would not guarantee against mold or odor. My family and I can now go into the basement without becoming ill and have now started renovating the basement to be used as an office space and a family room/play area. After seeing the results of your product, I plan to treat my home on Nantucket.

 

Paul Jodice ... I am asthmatic and extremely allergic to mold!  Recently, I had to vacate my previous office space because of a severe mold infestation ... Enviro-MT got rid of the mold and odor.  But the best part was EnviroShield stopped any moisture from seeping through the foundation.  I am now adding a workshop, bathroom and family room to previously wasted space."

 

 

This is a final report from MouldWorks on our second evaluation of your protective coating.  We evaluated the ability of this material to inhibit germination and/or growth of 2 different commonly occurring interior molds: Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Penicillium aurantiogriseum. 

 

Mold infestations in houses are established by spores which are deposited from the air, brought in by water intrusions, or disseminated by insects and mites.  In virtually all cases infestations occur when spores germinate and grow within or on common construction materials such as OSB, dimensional lumber, drywall, or insulation.  If spores cannot germinate and grow on protective coatings, then they cannot serve to initiate mold colonization within a building. The MouldWorks protocol for evaluating the resistance of coatings to molds involves an assessment of spore germination in 5 species of common household molds under laboratory conditions which simulate those that may occur in buildings prior to appearance of mold problems.  These spores came from cultures of molds isolated by us from samples sent to MouldWorks for analysis – bulks, tapelifts, and viable spore plates.  For the most part these cultures were isolated within the last 6 months.  When cultures show signs of senescence and loss of vigor, we replace them with recent isolates. 

 

Your product was sprayed onto the surfaces of dry filter papers.  When the coating had dried for 2-3 days, about 100 μl of spore suspension containing ca. 5 million spores/ml in a nutrient solution was placed on the surface of each coated paper and spread with a sterile cotton swab.   The inoculated filter papers were then placed on the surfaces of water agar plates, and spore germination was monitored for 1 week.  We did this by taking tapelifts from the surfaces of inoculated coatings and looking for signs of spore germination under the compound microscope.  Control filter papers coated with black enamel spray paint and placed in water agar plates were inoculated with the same 5 mold species used for the test coatings.  Spore suspensions were also plated out on plain water agar.  These controls tested both for spore viability on non-coated agar and on a non-toxic coating.  After two weeks spore germination was scored and

 

tabulated.  100 spores of each species were counted and checked for germination.  In the process several thousand spores were glanced at casually.  The results from these tests can be summed up in a simple sentence.  Neither of the molds showed any sign of germination or growth on the surfaces coated with your product.  Spores germinated and grew on both the agar and black enamel controls.  We conclude that your product was highly effective in preventing fungal germination and growth under the

conditions of this assay, which are certainly far more stringent that might occur under normal conditions leading to a mold infestation. 

 

 

                                               Sincerely yours,
                                              

                                               George Carroll, Ph.D.
                                               MouldWorks Mycologist

 

 

 

 


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