What is Concrobium Mold Control?
In several articles on the web, readers have been advised on how to create their own mold killer products from natural ingredients, such as borax or essential oils. There is even advise on how to concoct a DIY laundry detergent, as well as some insight into the effectiveness of antifungal supplements and antifungal diets. This is quite possibly because many commercial mold removal products are ineffective and equally—if not more—hazardous to the consumer’s health. Over the past few years, however, one product in particular—Concrobium Mold Control—has held the attention of mold remediation experts. Could this product be as effective against mold as it claims to be?
Currently, Concrobium offers three mold removal products, two of which target superficial and embedded mold stains, as well as provide a mold-preventing layer on a variety of surfaces, including decks and housing exteriors. While all three products contain the same chief ingredients and serve similar purposes, the only product being explored today is the one that’s been specifically hailed as a mold killer: Mold Control.
The makers of Concrobium Mold Control claim that their product is “innovative,” “market-leading,” and that it “effectively eliminates existing mold, prevents mold re-growth and eliminates musty odors with no harmful chemicals.” They go on to add that it accomplishes all this with “no bleach, ammonia or VOCs,” but that it “works as it dries by crushing the mold spores at the roots and leaving behind an invisible antimicrobial barrier to prevent future mold growth.” They conclude by inviting potential consumers to “trust Concrobium products to remove mold quickly and safely with no bleach or other harmful chemicals.”
The validity of their claims and the foundation of your trust as consumers in this specific mold killer and Concrobium’s other mold removal products must be based on the efficacy of their ingredients, which is precisely what will be discussed next.
Concrobium Mold Control Ingredients
Concrobium Mold Control is a patented solution comprised of purified water, sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and trisodium phosphate. Together, this unique, tri-salt (three salts) polymer is intensely alkaline (not acidic), which holds great advantage over mold.
Mold mirrors the human body in that it prefers a specific balance between acidity and alkalinity. Both thrive between 6.5 and 7.5 on the pH scale, but mold can sustain itself between level 2 and 9. Anything below 6.5 is considered acidic, while anything above 7.5 is considered increasingly alkaline. Concrobium Mold Control reaches a pH balance of 11+, which (considering the highest level is a 14) makes this quite a mighty alkaline mold killer solution. While mold may lie dormant for a time in an acidic environment, it cannot survive long in one of high alkalinity, which is one reason why so many antifungal diets prescribe to alkaline foods.
Furthermore, once this tri-salt polymer is sprayed on the mold itself, it begins to dry. The solution’s molecules dehydrate and pull in on each other, which crushes the existing mold spores and their colonies. Even when the solution has dried and remains in place over the mold-affected area for several months, it continues to leave a lasting alkaline barrier that prevents the possibility of mold regrowth. This aligns precisely with what the company claims.
How to Use Concrobium Mold Control
Getting rid of mold with Concrobium Mold Control is so simple that, even in their 3-minute instructional video, it takes only about 40 seconds for them to explain how to clean mold with their product. The other 2+ minutes are dedicated to general mold awareness and methods to eliminate moisture.
As always, if you find mold in your home and you intend to use any type of product on it, you will need to be sure you have taken the necessary steps to not only begin the process of getting rid of mold, but also the process of preventing mold in the future. This begins with moisture control, which you can read about here.
Once you have remedied any excessive moisture and removed the area of dirt and other debris, you can now focus on how to clean mold with Concrobium Mold Control:
Step 1: Apply a thin, even layer over the mold-affected area.
Step 2: Allow to dry completely.
Step 3: With a dampened cloth or brush, scrub the surface to clean away any remaining mold stains and residue.
Step 4: If necessary, repeat on tough mold infestations.
Step 5: To prevent future mold growth, reapply another thin, even layer on vulnerable surfaces and refrain from wiping.
Concrobium Mold Control Reviews
Years ago, a writer at MoldBlogger received Concrobium Mold Control to test on mold. Unfortunately, no moldy opportunity reared its ugly head. Disappointment in a lack of a mold problem might seem a little ironic, but the chance to discover a commercial mold killer that actually works would have been a great find.
Thankfully, there is a multitude of other consumers who have provided ample testimony over the years. Most swear by the efficacy of Concrobium’s claims, while a small number have raised questions about the ingredients themselves. Some have falsely assumed that Mold Control is merely a bottle of water and baking soda, but that simply isn’t true. As stated prior, Concrobium has devised a specific measurement of three different salts. Without that tri-salt polymer combination, Mold Control would not have the same alkalizing effect that it does. Baking soda alone could not at all achieve the success that thousands have claimed they’ve had with this solution, which is why you won’t find an article on MoldBlogger that claims that only baking soda and water will solve your mold problems.
As one reviewer on Amazon states: “While some people are quick to point out that the only active ingredient is sodium carbonate, which does act as an ionic “drying agent,” if you look at the SDS—which is provided on Concrobium’s website—you can clearly see a proprietary blend of 1–5% trisodium phosphate, which is extremely caustic and is doing the actual “mold remediation” during the application of this product.” —Jim
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Where to Find Concrobium Mold Control
Concrobium Mold Control is available from hardware and farm supply stores, such as Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, and Tractor Supply. You can also purchase it from a third party on Amazon. Depending on what the size of the infestation and the mold-cleaning methods you choose, you will want to read the instructions carefully. Some areas and methods call for nothing more than a sponge and their 32. oz. spray bottle. Other, more expansive cases, may call for the need for a Concrobium Mold Control fogger.
Concluding Thoughts on Concrobium Mold Control
While there is no guarantee that you will have success with Concrobium Mold Control on every mold situation you encounter, the ingredients and testimonies themselves support the idea that this is the very first commercial mold killer that can live up to its claims. As mold removal products go, the simple ingredients in Concrobium Mold Control far surpass any others that have been reviewed by mold experts who care not only about eliminating mold, but also protecting their readers from the harsh effects of mold-killing chemicals. Not only are they less harmful than other mold killer products that usually only combine bleach, they’re effective where it matters most—the very cells and roots of the mold.
If you’re willing to give Concrobium Mold Control a try on your mold problems, please share your experience in the comments below. Your testimony with this and any other mold-fighting solution on MoldBlogger is very important to other readers who are suffering from mold.
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Article by Amanda Demsky from the Moldblogger team.