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Question DetailsAsked on 10/15/2013

Has anyone tried/used Bactronix for mold removal and prevention?

Moving back to the home of my youth, there's a mold problem in the basement, thinking of using Bactronix products. If anyone has experience with this, I'd appreciate your insights.

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We had them come out of November 18, 2013 to do an evaluation. They said that they would email us a report of their findings on November 22, 2013 and then follow up on the phone to schedule a spraying. We have yet to this date to hear anything from the company.

Answered 3 years ago by wvprice

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No, the process does not follow IICRC S520 standards which are international standards for mold remediation and mold removal. They do not own hepa negative air machines, hepa vacuums, they do not perform demolition and they do not run actual certified mold testing. They do not set containment zones- they just fog a product that will give you temporary relief for approximately 90 days. If mold is not physically removed, it will still be in your property- there is not a magical chemical that can make mold go away- it takes physical labor of removing damaged building materials.


If it sounds to good to be true- it is. The test that they run is a luminometer test or an atp test that measures living organisms. You can run this on your hand at any given time and reach levels around 5000 count- because it measures biomass or living organisms including bacteria. To prove that there is or isnt mold- you must send different types of mold testing such as an air-o-cell cassette or a tape/bulk sample to a lab for analysis and they will certify if there is mold present. This should also be performed by a third party mold inspector- someone of a seperate entity. Another Scam in their system where they are running post-stage clearance testing- with an uncertified test.


To start addressing your mold problem, begin by solving the water source- stop any water infiltration and dehumidify. Then call in a third-party mold inspector who does not have any financial gain for finding mold in your property. Then use a certified mold remediation company if their is an issue. Then bring the third-party inspector back in to run post stage test results. This way there is no conflict of interest and you will not waste money if a job is not needed.

Answered 2 years ago by moldremovalexpert

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Bactronix doesn't claim to remove mold. They aren't mold remediation like this other comment implies they ought to be. All these regulations they mention are for mold remediation, when that's not what Bactronix does. The product does kill mold on contact, and the specialist that came was very clear in informing that there was a moisture problem we had to treat if there was any hope of eliminating it entirely.


They come out and test for free, and when we had the treatment done, they tested again to ensure that the problem was solved. A musty odor in the basement was lingering for months, and mold was in the back corner of the room where there was some leakage from an indoor drain. We had that patched and Bactronix treat the house. No more musty odor or mold. The product and process is green and non-toxic, and there's a lot to be said for cost effectiveness! When you compare it to other similar companies of the same nature, they are effective and effictient for a better price! I would recommend them to anyone with an odor problem, mold in the house, an allergy problem you can't explain, or even a house you constantly feel ill in. They'll test and quote for free at a very fair price! Well worth it

Answered 1 year ago by mjo515223yahoo

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We are a mold remediation company located in Pittsburgh, we once had a client who had a fairly large project and afterwards they went to Bactronix for a "mold air test" to see if our process was completed properly. Our client was extremely upset after they dished over a fairly good sum of money just for an air quality "test". The test itself was almost 50% of our price for removing the mold and providing a 5 year warranty.


We got the call from the upset client who said Bactronix provided a report stating that most of the house was not "livable" and that their report says theres too many "particles" in certain areas of the home. We decided to stop by our clients property to check-out the report they provided and see if we could help solve any confusion.


Once we arrived we took a close look at the report they sent to our client... This is where it gets interesting.


Bactronix claimed to provide a "mold" test, but their report had no specification of what types of mold were found. Along with that they tested strange areas. They ripped off insulation to parts of the house where there was no access to, and tested inside of there. There report had no information whatsoever about what mold was found, specifically where, and possible causes. After some analyzation we figured out that all they did was "air particle" count test, which doesn't isolate "mold"... This test takes a sample of ALL the particles in the air, and if its over their preset number they say you mold. After the anazlyation we showed our client an example of our mold air quality test, which shows you exactly "what" type of mold is present, "how much" of that type of mold is present, and what the respective "healty" levels of each mold type are. We always use a third party lab for our testing (since we are the removal company) and once we sent the report to our client they were sastisfied and in slight shock that Bactronix was trying to fool them by providing a "false" report that they claimed was a "mold" report. I mean it was just funny because they just put "350" in the box, or "1039". There's no unit of measurement, no detail, nothing... Just a lousey number paired with the location they tested. Chances are they also took the time to brush up all the dust into the air before they decided to run this test. Some of their results showed drastically different numbers from two different corners of the same room... One would read "150" which would be "safe" and the other would be over "5000". I mean it just didn't make any sense...


Now im not here to promote my service or my company, thats why im leaving out my name and the company name. I just wanted to provide a little feedback from our experience. My professional advice would be to always get a third party test done, and to never accept a "air test" from the removal/remediation provider unless they specifically disclose that they use a third party lab. To be more safe, i would also question them about which lab they use, and how detailed the report will be.


I know this response may be a bit late, but for anybody still searching on some info this is for you :)


Good luck!

Source: Professional Experience on a Project that involved Bactronix Testing

Answered 8 months ago by dpg9




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