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    Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction

    Posted by George H on 10/13/04

    On 9/28/04, Steve wrote:
    > On 9/16/04, Todd wrote:
    >> On 9/15/04, Tom wrote:
    >>> On 9/08/04, Robert wrote:
    >>>> On 9/07/04, John wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/07/04, Mike wrote:
    >>>>>> On 8/16/04, Norm Sherwood wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 8/02/04, Ljc wrote:
    >>>>>>>> I recently ran across a company called American Mold Guard.
    >>>>>>>> (Irvine, CA). They provide a ten year warranty against mold
    >>>>>>>> growth on the application of their anti-mold surface
    >>>>>>>> coating product which is applied during new construction on
    >>>>>>>> interior framing and walls. Has anyone heard of this
    >>>>>>>> company or product? Does it make any sense...?
    >>>>>>> I have actually dealt with EnviroCare for my mold issues -
    >>>>>>> Try them at
    >>>>>> I have been using MicroShield for over 2 years now. You should
    >>>>>> give them a call or look them up on line at
    >>>>> I have read what many have said about the need to find the
    >>>>> building defect and correct it and I couldn’t agree more.
    >>>>> Although as a Director of Construction for a national builder I
    >>>>> have many supers and many tradesmen involved in building my
    >>>> homes
    >>>>> and defects happen.
    >>>>> I have been using the MicroShield pretreatment for 3 years now
    >>>> on
    >>>>> all of the homes built in my division and have tested the homes
    >>>>> as much as 3 yrs after treatment after a water intrusion event.
    >>>>> When called for any leak our protocol is to react to it within
    >>>> 24
    >>>>> hrs. We take every opportunity to test the product to determine
    >>>>> its effectiveness.
    >>>>> In an industry (production homebuilding) where everything is an
    >>>>> option to control hard cost MicroShield is a standard. It is
    >>>> the
    >>>>> homebuyer’s decision to purchase a humidistat or a mechanical
    >>>>> dehumidifier it is our responsibility as builders to provide
    >>>> them
    >>>>> with the most protection we can if the choose not to.
    >>>>> To date using accredited testing labs the protective coating is
    >>>>> still in place and is preventing microbial growth. While this
    >>>> is
    >>>>> not going to prevent all mold growth it will not allow mold to
    >>>>> grow on any treated surface. I have surface mold growth on
    >>>>> untreated drywall localized by the pre-treatment contained to a
    >>>>> level 1 size area (10 sq ft or less) that can be easily removed
    >>>>> with a control bag by our warranty techs that have been mold
    >>>>> certified.
    >>>>> We have saved our division countless dollars by minimizing our
    >>>>> exposure. I consider it risk prevention. The last 2 years
    >>>> with
    >>>>> MicroShield we have spent $0 on mold remediation and an average
    >>>>> of $650 on mold protection per home.
    >>>>> We will continue to pre-treat all of our homes with MicroSield
    >>>>> as we continue to train o supers ad tradesmen to produe the
    >>>>> ever-elusive defect free production
    >>>>> Look up MicroShield at I don’t think
    >>>>> the others have been around as long and are definitely not as
    >>>>> affordable.
    >>>> I just looked at the microshield web site,there is one big problem
    >>>> with this product. The 2 step application. As a builder, I need
    >>>> a one and done application. I can't back up my mechanicals any
    >>>> more than they already are. Plus, I don't want something that
    >>>> will encapsulate the mold, I want it gone. I would never use the
    >>>> microshield program, if you read the fine print on their warranty,
    >>>> you could do alot better.
    >>> I agree as a builder I want the mold gone as well.
    >>> I just can’t afford the remediation cost involved with the removal of
    >>> frame stage mold from all of the lumber in a Florida built home. The
    >>> mold is on everything. The MicroShield pre-treatment program gives
    >>> us something to hang or hat on as a pro-active builder.
    >>> The MicroShield chemicals have been around for some 50 odd yrs for
    >>> use in water restoration. The application and purpose are the same.
    >>> Pre-Treat, Prevent, and Protect, against mold.
    >>> The process is 2-steps, but they are both applied at the same time, 1
    >>> right after the other. The first killing all of the mold and the 2nd
    >>> encapsulating the treated surfaces. We call MicroShield once the
    >>> frame inspection is complete and they pre-treat in about 2 hrs.
    >>> (both steps)
    >>> We have been using the MicroShield Pre-treatment system for about a
    >>> yr and a half and our homebuyers love it. We have had absolutely no
    >>> mold problems, questions, or concerns that could not be answered with
    >>> a legitimate response. MicroShield has peovided us with training,
    >>> protocol, field inspections, and 24 hr emergency response. Its not
    >>> that the MicroShield warranty requires us to have a 24hr response but
    >>> that the NYCHD Guidelines require it.
    >>> Wether builders use MicroShield or any of the other pre-treatment
    >>> companies out there all should be doing something pro-active to
    >>> eliminate and respond to mold in our homes.
    >>> I have found that it is the “Nay Sayers” that refuse to move forward
    >>> in the industry that typically give the rest of us a black eye.
    >>> Builder Tom
    >>> Palm Coast Florida
    >> WOW
    >> That was a lot said.
    >> I just want to add, "Stop talking about it and do something about it."
    >> The MicroShield system of pre-treatment is affordable and works. Why
    >> close up your homes with known mold on the structure if you can do
    >> something about it.
    >> As a purchasing manager I was the hardest to convince, but we have been
    >> using the MicroShield pre-treatment for over 2 yrs now with absolutely
    >> no problems.
    >> Unless you have tried it or at least listened to the MicroShield
    >> presentation lets not knock what we know nothing about.
    >> Good luck in court if you continue to ignore the need to be proactive
    >> about mold in your homes.
    >> Todd
    >> Volusia Co, FL
    > I ran across this site looking for additional information on mold
    > prevention programs for builders. I was impressed with the exchanges.
    > I may be looking for more information but I have also been using
    > microshield for 2 yrs. I think that all of the high points about mold
    > pretreatments have been addressed with the exception of 1. The
    > homebuyer’s perspective.
    > I have watched as our buyers have gone from high alert and concern to
    > complete trust and acceptance. All because we provide them with the
    > microshield literature and protection. Fully informing the buyer of how
    > we are proactively addressing their concerns about mold has eliminated
    > more issues than I can begin to describe.
    > Weather it is a water intrusion issues that microshield inspects and
    > treats or simply an issue of mold on the lumber during construction our
    > supers and warranty techs have a plausible answer, microshield.
    > I know it has improved us as a builder but it’s the customer awareness
    > and appreciation of our proactive approach to their homes that counts for
    > us.
    > We have successfully separated ourselves from the competition by adding
    > microshield to our team.
    > Steve

    3 hurricanes so far this year and no mold issues.

    I owe it all to the mold pretreatment we use. I truly feel every builder
    should be appying an antimicrobial.

    We did get wet, we just didnt grow a house full of mold.

    We sure put the product to the test.

    Protect yourselves guys.

    Georege H


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