Ozone on Wood and Drywall
Step 1 - Locate the source of the mold and remove it.
Here are some questions to ask yourself
- Are there loose seams where mold could have started behind the dry wall and grown out into the room?
- Had water damaged the inside of the room and soaked into the dry wall with a wickering process?
Step 2 - Eliminate the odor.
- In all cases, the moldy drywall needs to be removed or cleaned with a liquid, preferably a mold and mildew inhibitor. Mold and mildew inhibitors can be purchased online. Spraying the inhibitor directly on the surface where the mold was previously visible is a guarantee in eliminating the left over dangerous spores.
- If a mold and mildew inhibitor can not be purchased, then the following home remedy (which is not guaranteed) may help. Mix up a desired amount of 40% bleach / 60% water into a spray bottle or weed sprayer depending on the area needing treatment.
- Do not dry scrub since the contaminated toxic spores will float in the air and enter your ventilation system. This could possibly contaminate your entire home / building in the near future.
- A high output ozone generator should be used to kill any spores that might have become airborne and entered into the return air of the ventilation system. Those spores that were once in a single room might settle in another part of the structure causing problems to continue.
- Inject high concentrations of ozone being behind the base boards. This way the ozone, because it is heavier than air, will build up to the top of the cavity, killing all mold spores that could possibly be growing mold at some point. This precautionary process is a safe method of preventing mold growth in the future.
WARNING - At these high levels; human, plant, animal or any living thing should be removed for health purposes. Call for suggested products and output settings before deodorizing with ozone.