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    Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction

    Posted by T Moses on 12/04/06

    On 11/09/06, Bill Cook wrote:
    > 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.
    >> RD
    >> 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
    >>> impossible?
    >>> 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
    >>>>> or call us at 877-MOLDGUARD. We do work from coast to coast for some of
    >>>>> the most reputable builders in the nation.
    Are you registered in California?

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