Introducing the Concrobium Mold Fogger: Part 1
If you’ve got a large space that’s musty or moldy, fogging Concrobium Mold Control is they way to go. A ULV (ultra-low volume) cold fogger, is an effective way to treat large, hard-to-reach areas. The fogger evenly mists and saturates the air, coating any household surfaces in its vicinity.
Today is the beginning of our 3-part series, covering a range of topics regarding the fogger and its use. If you’re unfamiliar with the fogger, the machine can look pretty intimidating. But there’s no reason to stress, we’re here with tips, guidelines and FAQs.
Before you start…
If you have a moldy surface under 10 sq. ft., then in most cases you can do the job yourself safely. If there has been a lot of water damage, and/or mold growth covers more than 10 square feet, and/or you suspect sewer back up, then we recommend that homeowners consider the services of a professional. Also, investigating hidden mold problems, where you can smell mold but cannot see it, may be difficult and will require caution. Investigating may disturb potential sites of mold growth. For example, removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores if there is mold growing on the underside of the paper.
Buy or Rent?
Purchasing the fogger is definitely an investment. Especially if you plan on using the fogger to disinfect for insects or choose to reapply our product often. The benefit of the fogger is that it works with both water and oil-based cleaners, and it can be used indoors and outdoors. If this is a one-time use, the fogger is available to rent at your local Home Depot – Tool Rental Department.
Propane vs Cold fogger:
Concrobium Mold Control needs to be cold/ULV fogged. A fuel burning fogger (propane) requires a product that is solvent-based and Concrobium Mold Control is water-based. While similar in theory, a propane fogger produces smoke while a ULV fogger atomizes a liquid making an actual fog similar to a cloud.
Fogger vs pump sprayer:
While both can be used to treat large areas, there is a significant difference in coverage rate. The fogger will treat approx. 2800 sq. ft. of Total Surface Coverage (walls, floor, ceiling, and everything else in the room) with one gallon of Concrobium Mold Control. A pump sprayer will treat approx. 350-450 sq. ft. Remember, this always depends on surface type and absorbency. While the fogger will treat all surfaces in the room, you can utilize a pump sprayer when you want to treat a large, specific surface. This way you can control how much product gets applied and focus more on spot treatments. Both methods will do the same job of eliminating and preventing mold. In the end, it’s the homeowner’s choice how much coverage they want in their home.
Coming up in Fogging-Part 2, we will discuss how to prep your home prior to fogging and user guidelines. Until next time!