Treating Structures after Flood & Storm Damage
Pest control companies can play an important part in helping to rebuild a community after storm or flood damage occurs. Nisus has developed a line of products that can help you get the job done.
Nisus DSV™ is a Disinfectant, Sanitizer and Virucide that disinfects and sanitizes surfaces that are contaminated by pathogens in flood waters. It is labeled to kill 34 strains of bacteria and 21 viruses. This all-in-one solution is a powerful disinfectant that is highly effective against disease-causing bacteria, but it’s also a sanitizer that can rid an area of germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause sickness.
Mold Clean® is a ready-to-use detergent, wood cleaner and surface conditioner that is perfect for removing the ugly mold stains caused by water damage on all building materials. It contains special wetting agents for deep penetration into wood pores for thorough stain removal, minimizing or even eliminating scrubbing.
Bora-Care with Mold-Care® is applied to wood to kill existing mold and help prevent mold from growing in the future. It has been used to protect flooded homes all around the country. Bora-Care with Mold-Care provides long-term residual protection from mold and wood decay. The patented formulation penetrates deep into wood, killing not just surface mold but also decay fungi and mold deep in the wood.
Bora-Care and Mold Care were tested alone and in combination by the USDA Forest Products lab as a mold preventive on both wood and drywall, and results were published at the International Research Group on wood Protection (Micales-Glaser et al., 2004). Tests were carried out against four of the EPA-listed health effect mold fungi include the ‘Toxic Mold’ fungi, Stacybotrys chartarum. The combination of Bora-Care + Mold-Care was most effective and totally prevented even the most difficult to control fungus (Cladosporium cladosporoides). Treatments were effective in reducing both mold growth and sporulation. The authors of the study conclude that by using products during construction or after water damage, the problems associated with the growth of common molds and their potential health effects can be avoided.
Bac-Azap® is a dual action, bio-remedial odor control product that first encapsulates odors, then the microbes in the product go to work consuming the organic matter that is causing the odor. The microbe population will double every 20 minutes as it continues consume the gunk. Bac-Azap can remove some of the toughest odors, including musty odors from flooding.
Nisus provides a number of resources to help you get the job done right and communicate with your customers.
University / USDA Papers