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Old 15-12-2011, 11:47   #1
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Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

Our boat is more or less always bothered by an infestation of black mold in hard to reach places. After a good cleaning we plan to paint out with fungal resistant paint and do some insulating on outside bulkheads.
This product Odor Watch Vapor sounds almost too good to be true. Odor Watch Vapor and Solution - Boater Tech
I don,t see any retailers selling the stuff. Has anyone here tried the product?

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Old 15-12-2011, 16:07   #2
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

I wonder if an ion generator could be useful?
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I wonder if an ion generator could be useful?
Being an old building maintenance tech I'd recommend a Ozone machine as well. But you still need to clean out the old stuff where you can reach. Fibrous and food material will just start to grow again over time. The stuff is always in the air in micro particles.

Black mold is poisonous to the lungs, so do use respirators not dust masks. Wet the stuff down before disturbing it.

>>>> http://blackmoldremovalreport.com/
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

I've researched the chlorine dioxide and the company I work or has used for industrial water treatment. It should work as long as you use enough of them. But renting an ozone generator may be less expensive depending on the scope of the problem.
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Old 15-12-2011, 16:26   #5
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

An ozone generator will kill all organisms in an enclosed area. I have used them quite a bit. Mold, bugs, plants, people, if you can stand to be there. If you can close it up tight and run the generator you can very effectively kill all mold spoors. It will also break down any natural rubber products that you have on board. Anything organic. Rubber bands, for example, turn to powder. It is very effective but you need to use caution. The units are also a bit expensive.

I just received, but have not yet tried out, a product called Kanberra Gel. I hope it will keep the mold at bay while I am off the boat. Don’t have a review to post as of yet and am not affiliated with the company in any way.

Good luck with the battle.

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Old 15-12-2011, 16:39   #6
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

The machines can be rented. But do read these instructions first. >>> How to use an Ozone Generator - Air-Zone Ozone Generators
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

Two hundred dollars US for this small unit.

Has a burst timer for general air freshening while the space is occupied.

And can do a "shock treatment" while unoccupied at much higher levels for mold and odor remediation in a 15' by 15' space.

Interesting reading on this site, I'm interested. Also a 30 day return policy with 25 dollar restocking fee.

Ozone Generator - Air Purifier - Ionizer - Air-Zone Ozone Generator XT-120
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Lysol spray kills all kinds of mold and fungi. 3 - 4 applications over a one month period usually destroys it all. I prefer using a garden type sprayer with a wand that lets you get into those hard to reach areas. Dry heat is also helpful, so make sure you pull sole hatches to as the air down there can breath. It's kind of like diver's itch.
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Lysol spray kills all kinds of mold and fungi. 3 - 4 applications over a one month period usually destroys it all. I prefer using a garden type sprayer with a wand that lets you get into those hard to reach areas. Dry heat is also helpful, so make sure you pull sole hatches to as the air down there can breath. It's kind of like diver's itch.
Lysol is a stat (disinfectant) not a cide (killer). It only keeps it at bay as long as you keep using it.
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Being an old building maintenance tech I'd recommend a Ozone machine as well. But you still need to clean out the old stuff where you can reach. Fibrous and food material will just start to grow again over time. The stuff is always in the air in micro particles.

Black mold is poisonous to the lungs, so do use respirators not dust masks. Wet the stuff down before disturbing it.

>>>> Black Mold Removal Report

Sorry...I call an Ozone machine an Ion generator. I was in on the technology in the 70s. i know it goes by different names now.
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

Same price you can get a 3500mg unit on amazon. Just make sure you air out the boat after use.

http://www.amazon.com/Sylvan-Ozone-G...3&sr=8-1-spell
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Careful with Ozone! It will eat rubber and anything with glues and adhesives will start to come apart if not careful. Especially neoprene. Boot soles, waders, wet suits and many other things on boats could start to fall apart and LEAK. Been there.
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

Question, out of curiosity...

Could having a dehumidifier onboard help limit the growth?
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Lysol is a stat (disinfectant) not a cide (killer). It only keeps it at bay as long as you keep using it.
Perhaps you should let Lysol know. They're obviously guilty of false advertising. Just Google, LYSOL® Mold and Mildew Remover.

Because the product does contain bleach, I water it down 3/1 (which is already diluted in the bottle) and apply it in a commercial sprayer.
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Re: Mold infestation & "Odor Watch Vapour"

The unit listed above on Amazon is for "shock treatment" only.

Not that it's a bad deal. And shocking is needed before a lower daily setting is used, according to Air Zone. The continuous use setting bursts for a few seconds a minute and is adjustable for the space.

Air Zone claims to have a patented ozone element that is easier to clean than the older style, multipart element.

Has anyone used any type of ozone generator on a boat? your experiences?
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