MOLD & BACTERIA
Clean Heat Solutuions convective systems and heat treatms are practical, highly-effective methods of destroying mold and killing bacteria following flooding and water-related situations.
Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. They grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread/reproduce by making spores. Common indoor molds include:
Molds are also heat-sensitive and can be destroyed by heat treatments at temperatures of 60-71°C (140-160°F).
Most drying methods generate interior temperatures that range between 90°F and 120°F. When supplemental heat is added to reach temperatures of 120°F to 160°F or more, levels of harmful bio-organisms can be reduced. This high temperature procedure is can lessen occupant exposure to allergenic components (i.e., mold spores, mycotoxins, fungal mycelia, bacteria and pests) and odors. Some restoration contractors who use high temperature methods refer to their allergen removal process as “pasteurization.” (Pasteurization is a process of heating food for the purpose of killing harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds and yeasts.)