Re: Sporicidin and Bleach
Posted by Shannon on 7/30/08
Similar thing happened to us! All our belongings have taken in
this toxic odor and we've had to evacuate our house. Where are
you located? I wonder if its the same mold removal company!
On 8/27/07, RemDude wrote:
> I realize this advice is way too late, but nothing should be
> using in your home that is not EPA approved.
> No telling what was actually sprayed in your home and that
> is beyond the point now. Most of what you are probably
> smelling is nothing more than fragrance. Most of the
> volatile compounds of the mixture have already outgased and
> are most likely no longer present. Sporicidin has a residual
> effect, however, there is nothing particularly dangerous
> about the chemical.
> Since you really donít know what was used, you should have
> all previously treated structural materials removed and
> rebuilt to original specification. If the
> restoration/remediation company balks, find legal
> representation ASAP. Your case is pretty much a slam dunk
> based upon what you are reporting. No point in gambling.
> It is illegal to take EPA registered chemicals and apply
> them in a method that is inconsistent with the label. Mixing
> bleach with other volatile chemistry is not only extremely
> dangerous, itís blatantly illegal.
> Good luck and keep us posted on your problem!
> On 8/26/07, Rick Kurland wrote:
>> I'm in a dire situation.I had a small leak from my
>> icemaker while we were on vacation and it leaked into and
>> through the wall and a flood and fire repair company that
>> I won't name at this time came in to clean it up and dry
>> it out. After the tech cut out the wallboard at the base
>> of the affected walls he sprayed a chemical into the areas
>> that were damaged. My wife asked him what he sprayed and
>> he said, "that he did not believe in his companies
>> products and that he made his own concoction" with three
>> different chemicals. Needless to say this is where the
>> nightmare started. We had this done on the 6th of August
>> and to make a long story short we were subjected to the
>> fumes etc. for 11 days (stomach and headache problems
>> etc.) before we evacuated the house which 21 days later we
>> are still out of. Through the 11 days of exposure the
>> owner of the "flood" repair co. came out and sprayed
>> another chemical over the one the tech had created to try
>> and what he said neutralize it and at this point we are
>> not getting anywhere with them telling us what exactly it
>> was he sprayed in addition to the original mixture. It was
>> however determined that the original tech mixed sporicidin
>> and bleach. He denies using three chemicals that he
>> originally mixed.The owner had called me on the 11th day
>> of exposure(when we moved out) and said after consulting
>> with his chemist back east that his tech created a Phenol
>> Based Pesticide. My concern is this, we have two known
>> chemicals that were combined and now two that are unknown
>> (the third missing from the original mixture) and the one
>> the owner sprayed over the top.The odor that was created
>> from all this was so thick that it has literally stuck to
>> anyone entering the house and even after washing etc. the
>> smell is still on the clothing.I demanded a hygenist come
>> out to do a sampling of what we were subjected to and when
>> he a arrived with his little air cylinder, mind you 18
>> days after it happened he walked in and said" smells like
>> regular cleaning materials to me" We know who's side he is
>> on. My question is has anybody experienced the mixing of
>> Sporicidin and bleach, and what could the other two
>> unknown chemicals added to it have created? I have my own
>> independent hygenist coming in to do hard sampling etc...
>> but I'm afraid that to much time has passed eventhough the
>> smell is still very strong in the house 21 days later.
>> Please help with any insight I have 4 people and two dogs
>> that are displaced.
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