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.
>> 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.
Are you registered in California?
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