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Why Dry Fogging Alone Isn't Enough for Mold Removal

December 12, 2023

Relying solely on dry fogging is not considered an effective method for comprehensive mold removal. Although dry fogging can be helpful in preventing the spread of mold, it doesn't address the root cause of the mold growth. The method may struggle to reach all surfaces, particularly hard-to-reach areas, and its efficacy depends on the chemicals physically coming into contact with the surfaces.

What do the pros say?

According to the ANSI/IICRC, it is not advisable to depend solely on dry fogging for mold removal. Instead, a more comprehensive approach is recommended, involving proper techniques to eliminate the source of the mold. In essence, dry fogging should be viewed as just one component of the overall mold remediation process. It is crucial to identify and rectify the underlying issue that is promoting mold growth. Dry fogging alone may not be sufficient to eradicate the mold problem entirely.

To achieve thorough mold removal, addressing the root cause is paramount. This may involve identifying and rectifying sources of moisture, improving ventilation, and fixing any leaks or water damage. By taking these measures, you can create an environment less conducive to mold growth, making the use of dry fogging more effective as a supplementary measure.

Since improperly treated mold can have such a major impact on your health and the health of your family, it's worth it to call the professionals and do it right.

While dry fogging can play a role in preventing mold spread, it is crucial to integrate it into a broader strategy that includes addressing the main problem causing mold growth. Following the guidelines set by industry standards, such as those recommended by ANSI/IICRC, ensures a more comprehensive and effective approach to mold remediation.

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