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Mold Removal Products – An Overview

by Jonathan

If you need to remove mold from your house, you want to use the right mold removal products. The good news is that small areas of mold can be easily removed with soap and water and a sponge. For bigger areas of mold, though, or persistent mold problems, you’ll need to use something stronger.


In between using soap and water and calling in the professionals with their knowledge and chemicals, there are choices like Concrobium, Safe Shield, Molderizer, Allersearch, and others that offer chemical treatment of mold and mildew. Some of them are designed to block mold and mildew from appearing at all, and some of them are designed to kill it. Ideally, a combination of killing the mold that’s there and stopping new mold from appearing is generally the best choice.

“So, What Mold Removal Products Should I Buy?”

If you aren’t sure what to use, it’s best to research several products that are available. Because mold removal products can really vary in strength, safety, and other features, you don’t just want to use the first one that you find. It might be great, but there might be something out there that’s a lot better for your particular situation and that may even end up costing you less. It’s worth doing some checking.

You should also pay close attention to what the mold removal products you’re considering are actually made with. Many contain bleach – and that’s something you can purchase on your own for a lower price. Others, though, are ‘green’ in that they are all natural, and there are also chemicals that are used by various manufacturers. If you or your family members are allergic to any kind of chemical, it’s a good idea to make sure that it’s not in the mold removal products you’re considering buying. Reading labels is important.

“What About The Mold Coming Back?”

The advantage to buying cleaning products and handling the mold yourself is that you already have everything you need if the mold returns. Mold removal products are designed to get rid of the mold and stop it from coming back in a lot of cases, but whatever is causing the mold has to be corrected, as well. If you get rid of the mold but you don’t stop the leak or moisture problem that caused the mold in the first place, you’ll continue to have mold problems.


Even if the mold doesn’t come back in that same spot, it’ll still find a place to return – generally just past where the sheetrock or other substance was treated with something that is supposed to keep mold away. By taking care of the mold problem at its source, even if you need a professional to do that, you can more easily take care of the mold problem in your home. Then, no matter what mold removal products you choose, you won’t have to worry about the mold returning. You and your family will be healthier and happier in your mold-free home.

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Mike March 10, 2011 - 12:25 pm

We had a mold problem recently and were very concerned with BOTH getting rid of the mold and not introducing a chemical to kill the mold that would might make us or our pets ill. Mold Aid used a product called Benefect which kills mold but is not harmful to people or pets.

Terri April 13, 2011 - 7:47 am

Can mold affect pets? We have terrible mold in our mobile home. My husband has been sick for almost 2 years. He won’t do anything about the mold and says he has allergies. I am starting to get sick now with runny nose, etc. The only way to get rid of the mold would be for me to rip out the ceiling and floors. Under the house is damp and moldy also. But I am concerned about my dogs. They are acting like they are tired.

Robert Hedrick May 4, 2011 - 2:59 pm

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Beverly Hjelmeir May 18, 2011 - 11:37 am

I live in a condo with 140 units in it & someone living in one of the units has mold in his kitchen cabinets. How does he get rid of it?

Robert June 13, 2011 - 7:04 am

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Ian January 23, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Question: If I have a small area that will be kept humid for a certain period of time, is there something I can treat it with to prevent mold from starting to grow?

Roman September 16, 2014 - 10:31 am

What is the name of the chemical that kills mold I want to know because my class is doing a protect on how to kill mold

Betty May 16, 2015 - 7:22 am

I am a 70 yr old woman. I am looking for a product that is safe to clean mold from my concrete patio and sidewalk. I want to protect my plants and my cat. I don’t think I can do much physical scrubbing or handle a pressure washer. What would you recommend?

Jerry Ray BOND April 24, 2019 - 2:34 am

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Sustainable chemicals consumption, especially with biocidal chemicals, is one of the key elements in saving our environment. PreVasive’ service technology helps to reduce residual chemicals by over 80% compared to average products in the market.
How can a biocide cleaner be environmentally friendly?
By being effective and safe to use. Biocides are essential for daily life, but many of them are harmful to people and the environment PREVASIVE’ technologies and products are designed to be a sustainable and environmentally-friendly biocide cleaning technology.
Principles of green chemistry
Usage of our PREVASIVE’ products technology helps to reduce chemical consumption and harm to the environment and reduces the exposure of harmful chemicals in normally used cleaners and biocides.
Our products are designed to protect consumers and minimize irritation.
Our system is designed to be most effective using lowest level biocidal reagents designed in combination tasking multi-modal pathways of pathogen destruction.
PREVASIVE’ Botanicals kills the germs that normal cleaning doesn’t get rid of.
There are many choices of antimicrobials on the market but one type has risen to popularity in recent years: botanical products. While they offer many distinct advantages over traditional synthetic chemistries such as unprecedented safety profiles, they are also a sustainable cleaning option for every restoration job. But be carefull, many “botanical products either are synthetic or contain other hazardous chemistries.
PREVASIVE’ disinfection, restoration and cleaning products outperform the competition and are center stage front of these innovative products!
Asking if a product is green or not, is really not enough anymore. The question has shifted to ask if the product is a sustainable choice or not. The term sustainability comes from the process of looking at the total
life cycle of a product. From beginning to end, what are the environmental and human health impacts of that product? Gone are the days when manufacturers could switch out a few toxic ingredients and then market them as “green.” Restoration contractors have come to look for botanical ingredients in the products they use because the ingredients come from a natural plant and not a synthetic chemical manufacturing facility or botanicals with added toxic chemistry.
What is a Botanical Antimicrobial?
Botanical antimicrobials are described as that because they use actual plant (or botanical) ingredients from nature. There is formulating with natural ingredients to mimic and harness what nature has done for millions of years. There is always a balance in nature. For harmful bacteria and viruses, nature has given a powerful immune system to plants that withstands invading germs. Whole Thyme plants are one of the hardiest plants in the world, which makes their essential oil nature’s best antimicrobial and natural whole plant thyme contains over 32 micro exudates not found in synthetic reproductions. PREVASIVE’ provides disinfection and cleaning products with patented leading edge essential oil technologies developed over the last 15 years is changing everything!
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Unfortunately, using completely natural ingredients is an unusual concept for the chemical industry to understand. Chemists have tried to make cheaper synthetic copies of what nature has designed over centuries and expect the same results or adding other chemicals to natural ones to get the job done. Many are finding this synthetic chemistry and supporting natural chemistries with unsafe additives are just the opposite of there marketing!.
Some chemicals market themselves as botanically-derived or nature-inspired, but that is just the new generation of green washing. They can’t be botanical unless it’s actually from a plant. Otherwise, it’s a man-made copy. That’s like saying orange flavored drink is the same as real orange juice. Simply adding natural essential oil to an existing synthetically – based product doesn’t make it botanical.
In the restoration industry, even Xactimate recognizes the potential for green washing and specifically identifies that only plant-based antimicrobials can use the green product code WTR-GRMB. By using this code, restorers are compensated for using a botanical product over a synthetic one, which is more beneficial for everyone.
So how do you know what is authentically botanical? Take a close look at the ingredients and the safety data sheets.
A Revolution to the Chemical Industry
Antimicrobials were traditionally always assumed to be toxic to humans as well as the organisms they were intended to kill. Botanicals revolutionized the antimicrobial world by producing the very first disinfectant approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that did not require any human health warnings on the label. That was a first!
Unlike synthetic chemistries, PREVASIVE’ botanicals use a patented thyme oil as the active ingredient which doesn’t affect humans. It’s deadly to microorganisms, but it’s part of the human diet and regularly found as a spice in food, such as spaghetti sauce or salad dressings. Without the human health issues as a concern, the EPA didn’t require the use of PPE when applying a botanical antimicrobial either. They also didn’t require it to be rinsed off a surface after application… another first!
When botanical antimicrobials first hit the market they were lumped in with all the other “green” products and people easily dismissed them thinking they didn’t work as well. When in fact, in order for a product to make a public health claim (like “kills germs”), the product must be registered with the EPA. The truth was, however, that botanicals went through all the same standardized testing and passed with flying colors. That is the EPA’s way of telling the public that the product did, in fact, do what it says it’s going to do. (FIFRA 25B)
Optimized Dynamic Chemistry for PREVASIVE’ Botanical Cleaners
Botanical chemistry isn’t just for antimicrobials, though. Botanical cleaners have also come a long way. The best cleaners are formulated to attack dirt in a much more efficient way than traditional chemicals.
Where most cleaners use one method of dealing with dirt, bio-surfactants are formulated with a process called Optimized Dynamic Chemistry (ODC) to create multiple reactions at the same time. The result is a systematic approach to dissolve, disperse, and encapsulate dirt.
This formulation difference produces high performance cleaners that are more effective, safer to use and much more sustainable for the environment than typical synthetic cleaners. Sound way too technical for you? Think of it like an elite tactical strike team as opposed to global bombing. Traditional synthetic chemistry is the bomb that obliterates everything, whereas the tactical team is made up of nature’s eons of evolved specialized opts force to do their specialized job and seek out and destroy only the target.
Optimized dynamic chemistry is a revolutionary, much safer approach to cleaning chemistry utilizing the knowledge of eons of development by plant botanicals!
PREVASIVE’ products offer Less Liability
With traditional synthetic chemicals that have potential or serious health warnings listed on their label, there is a risk for the restorer applying them into someone’s home or commercial building. By using botanical technologies, with the absolute lowest health warnings, (GRAS FIFRA-25B) Generally recognized as safe Utilizing all Organic Botanical ingredients, we take out the health and safety concerns and the restorer avoids that liability from something going wrong. This is a win-win for all!
In and of themselves, the botanical products have contributed greatly to the way we clean today. However, the true measure is when the products we use do not add anything or take anything away from the environment positively affect our health and the health of others.

Jerry Ray BOND April 24, 2019 - 2:41 am

The only- true botanical products without synthetics and bad ingredients added to assist kill and still have a 5 log kill is PrerVasive
SEE: PreVasive BAC-Whole Plant-Organic food grade ingredients that is FDA,EPA and USDA recognized as (GRAS) no other product on the market (including the old standbys Ben… , can legally say this. PreVasive is the only product that can put (FIFRA 25B GRAS on its label).
Botanically derived is another word for fake news synthetics. If its not from a living plant its not a botanical!!
A major supplier also offers a botanical EO(Essential oil) in its product that also contains heavy metals and non food grade constituents its not GRAS!


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