Concrobium Mold Control… Does it really work? And is it safe?
Elevated mold spore concentrations in indoor environments are known to be a leading cause of elevated respiratory allergy symptoms and asthma. Mold has been linked to numerous serious health issues and is a leading cause of respiratory illness in immunocompromised individuals.
So does Concrobium Mold Control really work to control mold in my house? And is it safe to use around my family?
Does Concrobium Really Work?
Concrobium Mold Control is a patented formula that crushes mold below the surface, at its roots, as it dries. It leaves an invisible microbial shield to slow future mold growth. The Canadian made product contains no harsh or harmful products.
Thankfully, there is a multitude of other consumers who have provided ample testimony over the years. Most swear by the efficacy of Concrobium’s claims, while a small number have raised questions about the ingredients themselves. Some have falsely assumed that Concrobium Mold Control is merely a bottle of water and baking soda, but that simply isn’t true.
Concrobium has devised a specific measurement of three different salts. Without that tri-salt polymer combination, Concrobium Mold Control would not have the same alkalizing effect that it does. Baking soda alone could not at all achieve the success that thousands have claimed they’ve had with this solution, which is why you won’t find any reasonable scientific articles that state the fact that only baking soda and water will solve your mold problems.
Concrobium Mold Control is the only mold remediation products (fungicide) that has received approvals in Canada, United States and Panama. This list includes the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) DIN#: 02269996, Health Canada Identification Number: 02269996, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Registration Number: 82552-1, ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) approval for Testing Standard: ASTM D327, and Panama Ministerio de Salud, Direccion Nacional de Farmacia y Droga Certificate of Registration #19106. Important stuff!
Controlled tests in Panama have demonstrated a 97% reduction in airborne mold spores
In one recent residential treatment in El Valle, the client had us do an airborne mold air sample before and after the treatment. When the California testing lab results came back, the indoor mold spore count had dropped from a pre-treatment level of 70,000 mold spores per m3 to a post-treatment count of 2,000 spores per m3. A 97% reduction in airborne mold spores.
So how does Concrobium Mold Control Really Work?
So if you did well in science in school… read on.
Concrobium Mold Control is a patented solution comprised of purified water, sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and trisodium phosphate. Together, this unique, tri-salt (three salts) polymer is intensely alkaline (not acidic), which holds great advantage over mold.Mold mirrors the human body in that it prefers a specific balance between acidity and alkalinity. Both thrive between 6.5 and 7.5 on the pH scale, but mold can sustain itself between level 2 and 9. Anything below 6.5 is considered acidic, while anything above 7.5 is considered increasingly alkaline.
Concrobium Mold Control reaches a pH balance of 11+, which (considering the highest level is a 14) makes this quite a mighty alkaline mold killer solution. While mold may lie dormant for a time in an acidic environment, it cannot survive long in one of high alkalinity, which is one reason why so many antifungal diets prescribe to alkaline foods.Furthermore, once this tri-salt polymer is sprayed on the mold itself, it begins to dry.
The solution’s molecules dehydrate and pull in on each other, which crushes the existing mold spores and their colonies at the roots. Even when the solution has dried and remains in place over the mold-affected area for several months, it continues to leave a lasting alkaline barrier that prevents the possibility of mold regrowth. This aligns precisely with what the company claims.
In other articles we have gone into detail on why you should not use other solutions claimed to kill mold such as bleach, chlorine-based products or ozone systems. All are well documented by agencies such as the U.S. EPA as potentially dangerous to humans. Don’t risk exposing your family to these methods!
Yes, there is considerable regulator and standards testing that Concrobium works.
And even more relevant are the many anecdotal statements of success that appear on various Internet blogs and posts every day.