Layton, Utah–(Newsfile Corp. – January 31, 2023) – Utah-based mold removal and odor remediation expert Pure Maintenance announces its milestones for 2023 with an achievement of removing mold from a quarter of a billion square feet across the globe. Pure Maintenance specializes in eradicating mold from both the surface and air using its unique VaPure System, powered by its patented and innovative dry fog technology. Within a short span of time, the company has established more than 170 branches worldwide. While celebrating its achievements, Pure Maintenance emphasizes its aim to serve more clients by expanding its branches with affordable and demolition-free air quality maintenance and mold remediation.
In the year 2022 alone, the company has successfully treated a large volume of the area across the world, which amounts to almost 250 million square feet, with its mold remediation technology. This also means that Pure Maintenance has saved several homeowners from intrusive demolition projects due to mold infestation. The reason is the mold remediation technology developed and used by the company doesn’t require the facilities to be destroyed. In addition, Pure Maintenance cleans the entire building, considering the potential spread of pathogens through the air to other areas in the same building instead of just focusing on the area of infection.
Another milestone achieved by the company is the opening of 6 new international offices, including its second branch in Western Australia being the latest. The new branch in Australia is its 170th office, and the company achieved this milestone within a short period of three years. Commenting on the achievements and growth of the company, Brandon Adams, the CEO of Pure Maintenance, said, “We opened a new location every three weeks last year. Our plan is to open a new office every two weeks this year.”
Another milestone the company is aiming to achieve is to develop an air quality monitoring system. The company is already partnering with another entity to develop a system that can monitor the airborne concentration of infectious products in real-time. The aim is to make the process more science-based rather than based on manual assessments.
About Pure Maintenance
Pure Maintenance is headquartered in Layton, Utah, United States, and was established in 2003. The company specializes in Mold Abatement, Mold Remediation, Mold Inspection, Mold removal, Odor Remediation, and Disinfection Services. The services provided by the company are available across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
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Where did the Dead Mold Myth come from, and why does it linger?
The question gets asked often. What do we tell customers who have either read or been told that “dead mold” can still make you sick. To answer this and other misconceptions, let’s dive into the history of the industry and my opinion as to how this whole thing got started. For many years, the general population was under the assumption that bleach kills mold. This can be traced to the 60’s or even earlier. A few years later, actually in the 70’s, changes in building techniques were instituted which made mold more and more prevalent in homes. At this point in the timeline there is an increasing mold problem throughout the country. People are bleaching mold and still feeling sick in their own homes after bleaching.
Along with this, home improvement establishments begin offering chemicals that control mold- but certainly nothing that kills mold. One needs to read the small print to discover nothing is really being killed. These factors created a perfect storm. Mostly well meaning disaster recovery companies (and some not so well meaning) began the process of educating and selling the notion that even dead mold makes you sick so we need to tear out as much as possible to get the home safe. This multi million and perhaps billion dollar industry was created based on the perceived knowledge that even though people “killed” the mold with either bleach or some other disinfectant, some or all who lived in the home were still sick. The industry, to this day, hangs their hat on the idea that dead mold makes you sick. It is actually quite senseless if you really sit back and think it through. Now flash forward to somewhere in the late 90’s when it became obvious to some health practitioners, and some labs alike that bleach did not kill mold. This was huge news- yet nobody hit the reset button and set the record straight. Meanwhile, tear-out business is thriving, and in my opinion, compromising the health of every customer that tries to tear it out on their own or hires someone to do the same.
Most still operate under the thought process that we killed the mold with the bleach, but someone was still sick. Therefore we need to tear out as much as possible. There is no testing data, no white paper, or anything that scientifically shows that a dead mold spore can either A- make you sick or, B- become an allergen. Yet the myth remains alive, based on bad information dating back to the 60’s. Another facet of this subject is the confusion between dead mold spores and dormant mold spores. Yes, dormant mold can still make you sick and dormant mold can still be an allergen. Think of dormant as “dehydrated” or dried out mold. Once it is exposed to the right environment, it’s off and running again. The dormant cell is still in-tact. But dead mold is a whole different thing. Dead, by the Pure Maintenance definition, and the microbiological world definition of dead, is accomplished by what is know as lysis. The outer membrane of the cell will fall apart through a process of oxidation.
Additionally, we incorporate a process called denaturing. The definition of denaturing is: destroying the characteristic properties of a protein or biological macromolecule by heat, acidity, or other effects that disrupt the molecular conformation. InstaPURE is an EPA registered sterilant. By the very nature of that registration, it has to kill mold. Once mold has been exposed to InstaPURE, the outer membrane is oxidized and the cell is denatured. It becomes “inert nothingness”. Mike Adams February 2019.
Originally Published on 08 February 2019 by Pure Maintenance
Mildew is something that you might not notice until it gets really bad. Most homeowners often overlook the small amounts of mildew in the shower or tub, but those dark spots can lead to bigger issues.
Mildew can spread quickly through your home if you don’t do anything about it. Even though it does not appear as bad as mold, it can still cause various health problems and expose you and your family to harmful toxins.
But can mildew make you sick?
We’ll look more closely at this danger that’s hiding in your home and talk about what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Mildew is a fungus that grows well in warm, damp places like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Mold can be blue, green, or even black. On the other hand, mildew tends to be white or gray. It grows on things like walls, ceilings, and fabrics; if it isn’t treated right away, it can spread quickly. Some common signs of mildew are a musty smell, discoloration, and a fuzzy feel.
Can mildew make you sick?
Yes, mildew can make you sick, especially if your immune system is compromised or you are allergic to it. Mildew spores in the air can cause a variety of health issues, including breathing difficulties, allergies, and headaches. These symptoms are more common in people with asthma or other lung problems. Mildew exposure can even cause more serious health problems, such as pneumonia or bronchitis in some cases.
What can you do to avoid the growth of mildew?
Reduce the amount of moisture in your home to prevent mildew from growing. This can be done by installing exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen, keeping the windows and doors open to let in more air when the weather is nice, and buying a dehumidifier to eliminate excess moisture in the air. It’s also important to clean up any spills or leaks as soon as they occur and to dry wet areas thoroughly. If you notice mildew symptoms such as discoloration or a musty odor, you should address the issue as soon as possible before it worsens.
What should you do if you suspect your home has mildew?
If you suspect mildew in your home, the first step is to identify the source. This could involve hiring a professional to do a test or inspection. Once you’ve determined where the mildew is growing, you can take steps to eliminate it. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may be able to clean the area yourself using a bleach and water mixture. However, if the problem is more extensive, hiring a professional to handle the cleanup is best.
How can you stay safe when dealing with mildew?
When dealing with mildew, it’s critical to take precautions to protect yourself and your family. Cleaning up mildew means wearing gloves, a face mask, and eye protection. If you use bleach, dilute it properly and avoid mixing it with other cleaning products, which can produce hazardous fumes. It’s also a good idea to consult a healthcare professional if you have any existing health conditions or concerns.
To summarize, mildew may not be as visible as mold, but it is still a serious problem that can cause various health issues. You can avoid this danger by reducing the moisture in your home, immediately cleaning up any spills or leaks, and dealing with mildew symptoms as soon as they appear. If you do discover mildew in your home, you should take precautions to protect yourself and your family both while cleaning up and after the problem has been resolved. Staying informed and acting when necessary will keep you and your loved ones safe.
Peracetic acid is also a powerful tool in mold remediation. Mold can quickly spread throughout a building if there is a water leak or high humidity. Allergies, respiratory issues, and even neurological problems have all been linked to mold exposure.
Traditional ways to get rid of mold include removing it by demolition, tearing out contaminated materials, and rebuilding afterward. If mold is in the HVAC system, oftentimes it is recommended to replace the entire system, costing thousands of dollars.
Pure Maintenance uses a proprietary solution called InstaPURE, which contains 5% peracetic acid, as part of their mold remediation process. InstaPURE is an effective, safe, and environmentally friendly way to get rid of mold spores and keep them from coming back.
The process starts by creating a dry fog that fills the entire space and reaches every surface, including hidden areas that are often missed during traditional remediation methods. The dry fog contains tiny particles of InstaPURE that penetrate every crevice and surface, eliminating mold spores on contact.
Once the fog has settled, the space is left to air out for a short period, and then a second fog is applied to the space to ensure complete coverage. This process is repeated until all mold spores are eliminated without harming the environment or putting people’s health at risk.
What is Peracetic Acid
The food industry frequently uses peracetic acid, also known as peroxyacetic acid, a potent oxidizer, to clean and disinfect. It is also used as a disinfectant and sterilant in the healthcare and wastewater treatment industries.
Peracetic acid’s ability to rapidly degrade into harmless byproducts like water and oxygen sets it apart from other disinfectants and makes it a more eco-friendly choice.
Peracetic Acid in Other Industries
In addition to its effectiveness in mold remediation, peracetic acid is also used in other industries, such as the agricultural and brewing industries. This means proper precautions must be taken whenever peracetic acid is used.
In conclusion, peracetic acid is a strong and versatile oxidizer used in many industries to clean and sterilize things. The fact that Pure Maintenance uses peracetic acid to get rid of mold is a game-changer. It gives a safe and effective solution to a common and potentially dangerous problem. As with any chemical, it’s important to use peracetic acid carefully and follow all safety rules to avoid harming your health.
Ready to learn more about peracetic acid and the state-of-the-art mold remediation process offered by Pure Maintenance of Texas? Contact us today for further information!
After traditional remediation, why are so many homes still making family members sick? When a flood or severe leak occurred, the insurance company and a major mold remediation company came to the rescue. So why are we still sick? To understand this, remember that not everyone will get sick from mold.27 percent of the population has a genetic trait that makes them more likely to get sick from mold. With that in mind, let’s return to when the house was first built.
Day One of a Brand New Home
The mold spore count is almost identical to outdoor mold spores. Of course, you have them because they are everywhere. But the key here is that the home is not producing mold or mycotoxins; it simply mimics outdoor air. Now let’s jump ahead five years, and you develop a small leak under the sink. No big deal, a little bleach will clean that up. (not recommended by Pure Maintenance). Truthfully, it was never properly cleaned up, and you now have a little mold factory-producing mold spores under the sink. Your indoor level is now 10 percent higher than outside. This tiny little issue is now producing mold and mycotoxins.
Mold Load in the Home Increases
Jump ahead another year or so, and you find a wonderful used oak roll-top desk at a garage sale. Little did you know that the desk came from a mold-infested home and brought literally millions upon millions of mold spores into your home. The family sold the desk because they had odd mold symptoms. Jump ahead another four years, and the basement leaks through the foundation. It is noticed, but not until there is significant mold growth. Your neighbor said to put some fans on it and dry it out. The basement has a musty smell, but you’re told that’s common. Now you have another mold and spore source in the basement.
Once you hit this level, the mold really gets a stronghold in your home. Now, every time you take a shower, the mold grows and sends out spores. Every time you boil water, the mold grows and releases spores.Remember, mold only needs 60 percent humidity to thrive. You still can’t see it, but it’s there, and it’s growing at an exponential rate. Now there are a lot of mold-producing factories, including the bathroom, the front loading washer, the sinks, and the drains. When you come home from vacation, the house smells bad. That’s probably normal, you assume.
Now Jump Ahead a Few More Years
You realize that you have a significant leak in the water heater. The so-called professionals are called in. They arrive, and the first thing they do is confine the area with plastic. I have often wondered, “How does the mold get contained while workers walk in and out of the plastic?” Secondly, did the mold wait for the remediation company to show up before delivering mold spores throughout the home? Luckily, they got that plastic up just in time to stop them. Of course not. The spores have been released from the first few hours of the flood. Experts say 24–36 hours, but that is assuming no mold is there, to begin with.
Traditional Mold Containment Doesn’t Work
Here is a little-known secret. The mold companies use the containment method more for the after-testing than for the safety of the occupants. If they can confine an area with plastic and then run “air scrubbers” within the confined area at the end of the project, you can run a test (with the confinement still in place) and declare the home safe. Sometimes they have to run these scrubbers for days to get a good test result. Wait a minute, are they not testing the whole home? No, just the area where the containment existed. News Flash #1 THE SPORES ARE THROUGHOUT THE HOME!!! As soon as the containment comes down, that area will be infected again.
Mold is Now Everywhere in the Home
Going back to the mold spore count within the home, you are now comfortably 100 to 1000 times higher than the outdoor level at a very minimum. Now it is manifesting itself in the bathrooms, on the window sills, and in your drains. Remember that we said it was “manifesting” itself in those places. It’s everywhere, but this is where it is visible because you have water for it to stick to, begin to feed on, and spore out. Your laundry stinks if left in the washer for a day, and your food gets moldy quicker than ever before. Now you’re concerned and researching black mold symptoms!
Although you just had a traditional remediation company do their professional, ‘insurance company’ sanctioned, certified protocol, someone is still sick and complaining aboutmold exposure symptoms. Let’s throw in another variable to confuse the public. News Flash #2!!Air quality tests are extremely inaccurate. Everyone knows this. California won’t even accept them in litigation. California now says you have mold if you see mold or smell mold. Period.
An Air Quality Test is a Tool
To think that you can determine the moldiness of a home by pulling in 75 liters of air and hoping that (1) mold sticks, (2) mold is sporing out all the time, and (3) the airflow of the home is bringing the mold to the area being tested. Stachybotrys is a heavy spore that doesn’t remain aloft for long. Chaetomium spores inside a perithecium, which keeps them from becoming aloft easily, and every lab reads the tests a little differently. These are two of the most toxic molds in the world, and it’s hard to pick them up in a test. We tell people that an air test is a tool, and that’s all it is. It is by no means a definitive measurement of the home’s health.
Pure Maintenance Addresses the Health of the Entire Home
Even professionally remediated homes have potential issues with mold, mycotoxins, and bacteria/endotoxins. Additionally, it is difficult to measure the health of a home, and it’s impossible to declare the home safe unless the entire home has been treated. Pure Maintenance is one of the few companies in the country that understands that the entire home is sick, not just where the flood occurred, or the mold is manifesting itself. Mold and mold spores are everywhere. Pure Maintenance addresses the health of the entire home. People who have experienced mold illness symptoms for years are getting well after their home has received thePure Maintenance 2-step dry fog treatment.
Take control of your home environment and protect it from mold with the experienced team at Pure Maintenance of Texas. From whole-home remediation to prevention tips, contact us today for more information!
Attics can be susceptible to various issues, from pests and water damage to dangerous mold. This fungus thrives in humid environments and presents a health hazard. Homeowners must protect their property by understanding the causes behind attic mold, its effects on people’s well-being, and how to prevent it. Stay informed about preventing these unwanted visitors!
Dangers and Health Risks of Mold in an Attic
Attic mold can cause various health problems, including allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and other health issues. Coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, and skin rashes can all be telltale signs of an underlying health issue. In addition, people with pre-existing asthma should take extra caution, as mold exposure can further aggravate breathing difficulties.
Mold in an attic can also cause damage to your home. Mold can weaken the structure of your attic and cause wood to rot, ultimately compromising your home’s safety.
How to Treat Mold in an Attic
Treating mold in an attic can be complex, but addressing the problem as soon as possible is essential. If you suspect mold in your attic, it’s best to call in a professional. They will assess the extent of the damage and recommend the best course of action.
Many companies specialize in mold remediation, but Pure Maintenance of Texas stands out. They use a unique, patented dry fog technology that is safe, fast, and effective in treating mold in the attic.
Here’s how it works
Assessment: A Pure Maintenance of Texas technician will assess the mold problem in your attic, identifying the extent of the damage and the type of mold present.
Containment: They will contain the affected area to prevent the spread of mold spores to other parts of your home.
Dry Fog Treatment: Pure Maintenance of Texas uses a patented dry fog technology that disperses a dry vapor of atomized particles throughout the affected area. This vapor can penetrate every nook and cranny of the attic, killing mold and its spores on contact.
Post-treatment Assessment: Pure Maintenance of Texas guarantees successful mold remediation with a comprehensive post-treatment evaluation following the dry fog application. The assessment ensures that your environment is safe.
Prevention: They deliver reliable protection against mold through comprehensive prevention strategies and a 1-year guarantee. Customers can enjoy long-term peace of mind.
One of the benefits of Pure Maintenance of Texas’ dry fog technology is that it is non-invasive, meaning that it doesn’t require tearing out walls or insulation, making it less disruptive and time-consuming than traditional mold remediation methods. In addition, the technology is safe and eco-friendly, with no harsh chemicals or toxins.
In summary, Pure Maintenance of Texas is an excellent choice for treating mold in your attic. Their dry fog technology is fast, effective, and safe, and their ongoing prevention strategies can help keep your attic mold-free. If you’re dealing with mold in your attic, consider Pure Maintenance of Texas as an option for treating the problem.
Mold growth in your home or office can be a severe problem and lead tohealth complications if left untreated. The most popular method is to remove any items that have been contaminated from the area and replace them entirely if necessary. This may include walls, cabinets, and even flooring!
That’s where dry fog mold remediation comes in. Our approach usespatented fogging technology to safely remove mold from your home without harsh chemicals or manual labor. Let’s take a closer look at how effective this method is compared to other mold removal methods.
How it Works
Dry fog technology converts antifungal agents into tiny particles released into the air, similar to a smoke machine used for special effects at concerts and other events. These particles are then dispersed throughout the affected area, covering every surface and penetrating even the most hard-to-reach places easily.
As a result, dry fog can reach areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach with traditional cleaning methods, such as behind walls, ceilings, or under furniture. This makes dry fog an effective way to target even the most stubborn areas of mold growth in your home.
Efficiency Compared to Other Methods
Dry fog is more effective than traditional methods, such as containing, tear-out, and rebuilding, because it can reach areas that would otherwise be inaccessible with manual labor or chemical solutions.
It is also much less time-consuming than manual labor and requires no additional equipment beyond our patented fogging machine —making it an ideal solution when time is of the essence.
Furthermore, dry fog is as effective in removing tough mold stains as chemical solutions while being significantly less toxic—ensuring a safe environment for all occupants after treatment.
In conclusion, dry fog mold remediation effectively remediates mold from your home quickly and efficiently without relying on hazardous chemicals or manual labor.
In addition, it can reach difficult or impossible areas for traditional cleaning methods, making it better equipped for tackling stubborn areas of growth that may have otherwise gone unnoticed until now.
If you are looking for an efficient way to remove mold from your home without risking damage from harsh chemicals, then dry fog may be just what you need!