Here is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions we receive from new Bactronix of the Grand Strand customers in Myrtle Beach and across our coastal communities.
What are molds?
Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.
What are some of the common indoor molds?
How do molds affect people?
Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath.
People with a weakened immune system, such as people receiving treatment for cancer, people who have had an organ or stem cell transplant, and people taking medicines that suppress the immune system, are more likely to get mold infections.
Exposure to mold or dampness may also lead to development of asthma in some individuals. Interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies.
Where are molds found?
Molds are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors, year round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions. Outdoors they can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements or showers.
What is the Bactronizing Process?
The Bactronizing Process is a patented treatment process that cleans, disinfects, and protects surfaces against harmful bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew and odors.
Why do I need to Bactronize my office or home?
Our environment is full of harmful and sometimes deadly microorganisms. There are daily news reports of microbes lasting longer, becoming harder to eliminate and making people sicker. The Bactronizing Process has been proven to eliminate the world’s worst microbes including MRSA, C-Diff, VRE, various forms of the flu and many other dangerous microbes.
How long does mold treatment take?
To Bactronize an average 1500 square foot home takes about 3 hours. You don’t even need to leave your home or business while we operate. We just ask that you not be in the same area as our technician during the Bactronizing Process.
Bactronix of the Grand Strand
Hours: By Appointment
Email: Greg Busang, Owner
Major Credit Cards Accepted
- Mold Testing
- Mold Remediation
- Crawl Space Encapsulation
- Duct Cleaning
- Dryer Vent Cleaning
- Water Restoration
1 Year Warranty & an Antimicrobial Certification for your home