today’s world, we all know how important it is to protect our
homes from outside threats. But what about protecting it from
the threats that come from inside the home?
Mold fungi and decay fungi can be a serious problem for
builders and homeowners. Decay fungi can literally destroy the
materials they grow on. And fungal by-products and spores can
pose potential health risks.
According to the Insurance Institute:
- At the end of 2002, about 24,000 homeowners had unresolved
mold-related insurance claims.
- Insurers paid out over 2.5 billion dollars in these
claims. That's double the 2001 figure!
- 10,000 additional mold-related claims were filed in 2002.
a survey of homes in twenty-four US cities, nearly 50% of them
had moisture problems. The majority of the molds found were
cladosporium, penicillium, and Alternaria, all of which can
potentially cause chronic sinus infections, respiratory
infections, and other allergic responses. Another mold,
Stachybotrys, although not as common, was also found.
Stachybotrys can produce myco-toxins that can also have
potential negative health effects.
Clearly, fungi should be considered potentially harmful
pests, not only to your home but also to those living in it, and
should be targeted for control. So, how do you protect your home
from the threat of mold? The answer is with Mold-Care.
Bora-Care, a long-lasting termiticide, insecticide and
fungicide, has a unique ability to protect wood from the threat
of termites, carpenter ants, wood destroying beetles and wood
decaying fungi. And now it can offer even more protection from
fungi when it’s used with our new product, Mold-Care.
today face a range of challenges. Unexpected severe weather
during construction and water used in construction materials can
create a problem of moisture build up and turn homes into
veritable mold incubators. In fact, there is approximately 6
tons of water in a new home that must evaporate after the home
is finished. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they
begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in
order to survive.
In laboratory tests, scientists have shown that the active
ingredient in Bora-Care is an effective means of protecting
materials against fungi. Bora-Care with Mold-Care enhances this
protection to include the control of mold.
active ingredient in Mold-Care is a specific disinfectant, the
same disinfectant used to sanitize restaurants and hospitals.
This disinfectant has been formulated by Nisus to be used with
Bora-Care for even greater performance.
Bora-Care with Mold-Care kills existing mold and prevents
mold from growing.