Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by Bill Cook on 11/09/06
On 10/11/06, RemDude wrote:
> Jim - There are two simple precepts that apply to this industry:
> 1. It is illegal to apply an unregistered pesticide.
> 2. It is illegal to misapply a registered pesticide.
> Apparently, even those in the industry cannot seem to grasp these two
> precepts. So it is not surprising that the average builder, architect,
> homeowner gets confused over the marketing hype (lies) that is routinely
> dumped on them. Unfortunately, personal injury lawyers are the only ones who
> get it (or fortunately if you are a PI). There’s big bucks in mold litigation
> and application companies, builders, landlords, property managers, and
> architects are the juicy targets.
> Those who are breaking the law better wise up. The legal exposure they are
> shouldering is both real and substantial. Apply an unregistered pesticide or
> misapply a registered pesticide and face 7 years of potential liability of
> unknown limits. And all for a few bucks in their pockets today. I don’t see
> how breaking the law is worth all that.
> On 10/09/06, Jim Kelly wrote:
>> Why won't Am Mold respond to this post? The Internet is generally a good
>> place to dispel rumors and falsehoods, so why not a reply?
>> I find this industry frustrating. Everyone claims they have the best product
>> and all claim to be following the law. But when you investigate the claims
>> seldom do the facts support the claims. Why can’t people in this industry
>> simply tell the truth and comply with state and federal regulations. Is it
>> Looking for some honest answers -
>> Jim Kelly
>> On 9/27/06, Just Checking wrote:
>>> No wonder why you stated “no need to investigate”. First of all, soda
>>> blasting has no EPA registration to it. Secondly, the EPA number you give
>>> is a sub-registration of Coating Systems Laboratories out of Chandler AZ.
>>> The product you reference is a form of ammonium chloride. To be effective
>>> one gallon covers 200 square feet. However, when reading the Master Label,
>>> no where does it state that “Zoonocide” can be used on wooden surfaces. To
>>> do so is in violation of FIFRA. Do you understand the liability associated
>>> with the improper use of a pesticide for both you and your customers?
>>> Care to comment?
>>> Just Checking
>>> On 9/27/06, Chad wrote:
>>>> I am a regional VP for American Mold Guard. Our process involves
>>>> removal of all visible mold from new construction using Arm & Hammer
>>>> Baking soda (soda blasting), then treatment of the cleaned sticks with
>>>> an EPA approved surfactant which will not allow mold to re-grow on any
>>>> treated surface (and we treat the ENTIRE frame).
>>>> Our product is one of the few that acutally IS registered with the EPA
>>>> for use with wood framing. Our EPA product registration number is
>>>> 070087-000001-082653. No need to "investigate".
>>>> Our process works quite well. Our website is www.AmericanMoldGuard.com
>>>> or call us at 877-MOLDGUARD. We do work from coast to coast for some of
>>>> the most reputable builders in the nation.