Stop Mold after a Flood with Ozone
When a flood happens, a fast response is critical. This is not a time for half measures. The first task is to get the water out as quickly as possible. The longer the water is in the building, the worse things get. So, run to the hardware or rental store and get a pump that will get the job done quickly.
Then, get rid of everything that is ruined once you have documented the damage for insurance. You will find that trying to salvage goods is more trouble and money than buying new or used replacements.
Few realize how important an ozone generator is at this point. A serious ozone treatment will kill mold and neutralize mold spores. Mold can start in just 24 to 72 hours. So, doing something to stop mold is very important. Drying out the building means using fans and dehumidifiers. So, there is a lot to do as quickly as possible.
Since speed is of such importance, we offer to ship your unit the same if the order is placed by noon, and use second-day delivery. Even if mold has started, ozone will stop the spread in its tracks and help prevent further damage.
In addition, ozone is one of the best ways to get rid of the nasty odors and mildew smell in the building. You are fighting a battle on many levels when a flood happens. If the water was sewer water, you will be pleased to hear that ozone is one of the best sanitizing agents in the world.
So, ozone is a triple threat to post-flood issues. It kills mold, destroys odors, and kills pathogens. So, the cleanup may be the heavy chore. The ability to deal with the less physical issues is where ozone is best used.
Questions of how much ozone to use and how long to apply it are as follows. Use the XPRO-2000 or XPRO-4000 Pro for areas of 12,000 sq ft. Or, use multiple XPRO-2000 units for larger jobs for a more even ozone treatment. We suggest treating the area for 3 to 4 hours at first. If the problem is not resolved, do another treatment up to eight hours in duration. Use ozone is a series of applications until the problem is solved.
If mold is into the drywall or wood, every professional will insist that the spoil materials be removed or cleaned to a clean surface.