At a Glance
Kills and prevents mold. Protects the home.
- Kills and prevents all molds
- Provides residual protection
- Creates a buffer zone, delaying effects of major flood damage
Bora-Care with Mold-Care is a spray-on application that is applied to wood by your pest control company. Bora-Care with Mold-Care kills existing mold and helps prevent mold from growing in the future. Use Mold-Care after major flood damage or to control effects from a leaky pipe.
As you can see in this picture, half of this wood was treated with Bora-Care with Mold-Care and half was left untreated. The wood was placed in a mold incubator for six months. Mold will not grow on the treated side, while the untreated side is covered with mold.
Pest Control Companies Apply Bora-Care with Mold-Care to…
When a home is being built, all wood is accessible. This is the perfect time to do a whole house Bora-Care with Mold-Care treatment. This whole house treatment protects all wood from mold, termites, carpenter ants and wood boring beetles, and even discourages general pests such as cockroaches. Bora-Care with Mold-Care diffuses into the wood and remains in the wood, delivering residual power for years of protection.
If a home has been damaged by water from leaking pipes, rain or flood waters, have your pest company apply Bora-Care with Mold-Care to all affected structural wood once damaged materials are properly cleaned out and dried. Wood decay and mold can begin to grow almost immediately. By applying Mold-Care, you kill existing mold and stop wood decay in its tracks. You also are protecting the wood in case of future flooding.
Bora-Care® with Mold-Care®
Mold-Care is the industry’s leading weapon against mold. It acts as a surface protectant, killing all forms of fungi (including mold), while sanitizing and disinfecting the treated area. Bora-Care is the industry’s leading borate-based wood preservative, rendering treated wood impervious to termites and other wood destroying insects, as well as wood decay fungi. It actually penetrates into the wood where it delivers residual protection for years. When used together, Bora-Care and Bora-Care with Mold-Care create a highly effective, residual solution to insects and mold.
What is A Fungus?
Fungi are living organisms. They grow like a plant. But they eat like an animal. Some of them survive by eating dead organic materials. Others are parasites, living off live food sources. When they use people as a food source, they kill us. But some types of fungi are also helpful. Without fungi, dead leaves would just pile up and never be broken down. Fungi give us antibiotics. They give us beer and wine.
There are three basic types of fungi, and none of them have a place in your home.
Three types of fungi: decay (top), stain (left) and mold (right).
By definition, mold fungi are surface growing organisms that cause a discoloration. They don’t destroy the surface they grow on, but they can cause allergies, respiratory problems and other health issues.
This fungus causes discoloration of wood. While they can present an aesthetic challenge, they are not harmful.
Decay fungi grow in materials and use the structure as a food source. They will compromise the integrity of wood, and devastate a home in the way termites or other wood-eating insects can. Just a 2% weight loss in a piece of wood from decay can cause up to 50% loss of strength
Effects of fungal growth
- Structural failure - if the house collapses or you fall through the floor
- Allergies—mold is similar to pollen grains and may cause allergic reactions, hay fever-type symptoms, even asthma and eczema
- Parasitic growth—athlete’s foot, some lung diseases
- Fungal poisons - there are microtoxins in fungi that can can serious health threats. Symptoms include inflammation of stomach, nose, throat, pulmonary hemosederosis bleeding lung disease liver damage, cancer and death
When does fungus grow?
Water is the enemy. If wood becomes wet enough, you will have a fungal problem. If the air is wet enough, you will have a problem. And it doesn’t take long. Most building materials can develop mold in about a week of exposure to wet conditions.
Different types of moisture
In a brand new home, all materials contain water. For example, in the average 2000 square foot home, there is an average of six tons of water and it can take six months to dry out. The first year of a house needs good ventilation or mold will occur.
Mold growing on wet construction materials.
Wet lumber can develop mold in less than a week.
Water in buildings
- Rising damp – most construction materials wick water quickly
- Penetrating damp – a leak in the house, like a pipe
- Condensation– crawl spaces that aren’t ventilated or AC systems that are below the dew point, will cause condensation, and eventually mold
The average family produces up to 12 gallons of moisture in a home per day from breathing, cooking, bathing, etc. Without adequate ventilation and insulation, mold will grow from this outpouring of moisture.
The best approach is to use Bora-Care with Mold-Care. Together they protect the treated wood now and in the future.
Remember: Water is the enemy. Nothing can prevent mold permanently if the materials remain continuously wet. So make sure you eliminate the source and keep wood dry.
A Closer Look
Apply to whole house or high-risk areas
A Bora-Care with Mold-Care treatment is a one-time preventative application that can be completed either during the new construction phase or applied post-construction in high-risk areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and crawl spaces.
Provides residual protection
Bora-Care with Mold-Care diffuses into wood and remains there for as long as the wood is in service, providing years of residual protection.
Creates a buffer zone
In an untreated home, flood or water damage can cause mold to grow within a week. The mold can be as devastating as the flood itself. Even in catastrophic conditions, Bora-Care with Mold-Care will act as a retardant to mold growth, giving you more time to recover. It also disinfects and sanitizes, critical necessities in a water-damage situation.
Inhibits the growth of mold
Specifically designed to work with Bora-Care, Mold-Care prevents the establishment of dry rot, wet rot and mold. Bora-Care adds additional residual protection against decay fungi and insect infestation. Bora-Care with Mold-Care can be applied to bare wood, plywood, particleboard, drywall and OSB. And it’s the best approach you can take against mold. Bora-Care with Mold-Care is designed to penetrate wood; it doesn’t just remain on the surface, but is absorbed into the interior of wood to protect it from the inside out.
- Bora-Care with Mold-Care Specimen Label / SDS (Acrobat PDF)
- Mold & Fungi Technical Bulletin (Acrobat PDF)
- Storm and Water Damage Solutions (Acrobat PDF)
Remember, always read, understand and comply with the product label. See label for First Aid, Precautionary States and complete Directions for Use.