4 Common Classes of Antimicrobial Products used in Mould Removal
When it comes to mould removal there are specific antimicrobial products and chemicals that need to be used in order to effectively destroy the bacteria or fungi and prevent its growth. Normal sanitizing products may not destroy the cell walls and infiltrate the microbial structures to destroy them, which is why specific classes of sanitizers, disinfectants, sterilizers and growth inhibitors are used in professional mould remediation.
Sanitizers are products used to reduce the amount of microorganisms present on a surface or an inanimate objet within your property. They target reducing the total amount of microorganisms but they do not inhibit their growth. Sanitizers are used commonly to reduce the amount of harmful microorganisms from the environment to safe levels determined by local health codes and council or state regulations.
Disinfectants are antimicrobial chemicals that go one step above sanitizers and effectively kill or inactivate at least 99.9% of disease-producing microorganisms on inanimate objects and surfaces in your property. Disinfectants are highly effective in destroying and permanently inactivating infectious fungi and bacteria on surfaces, however they are not effective in destroying spores.
Sporicides, also known as sterilizers, are used to kill and eliminate all forms of microbial organisms including fungi, viruses, bacteria and spores. In contrast to disinfectants that cannot destroy spores, sporicides have chemicals and substances that can successfully eliminate reproducing spores in your property.
4. Growth Inhibitors
Growth inhibitors, also known as bacteriostats and fungistats, are used to suppress the future bacterial and fungal growth under damp and moist conditions. Growth inhibitors are commonly used on surfaces, inanimate objets are are incorporated into materials to help stop the future growth of fungi and bacteria.