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Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner

comments (1) April 29th, 2009 in Blogs
RDA Robyn Doyon-Aitken, producer

SporiClean is an enzymatic cleaner that works just as well on your kitchen counter as it does on your back deck.Click To Enlarge

SporiClean is an enzymatic cleaner that works just as well on your kitchen counter as it does on your back deck.

Photo: Krysta S. Doerfler

by Jefferson Kolle

SporiCLEAN

■ Manufactured by SporiCLEAN
■ 877-703-3330; www.killmoldfast.com
■ Cost: $32 for 1-qt. bottle (makes 8–16 gal.)


Nick Martello thinks that consumers have been sold a bunch of bunk when it comes to cleaning products. “We’ve been told that we need a specific product for each cleaning project,” he says. “But I’ve yet to discover how bacteria, mold spores, or germs can morph from one room to the next.” His solution? He created an enzymatic cleaner that works just as well on your kitchen counter as it does on your back deck. The science of SporiCLEAN makes sense when you consider that living microorganisms are protein-based, and the function of enzymes is to break down, degrade, and digest proteins. SporiCLEAN is organic, so it is nontoxic, noncaustic, noncorrosive, and nonacidic.

I tried SporiCLEAN in a shady corner on the back side of my house that doesn’t get any sun and never really dries out. The sidewall shingles were black with fungus, and the deck was slimy and slippery. After mixing SporiCLEAN concentrate with water, I did just what the directions said: Spray it on, scrub a little with a brush, and then wait five minutes before rinsing with water. It worked wonders on the shingles, and the deck slime hasn’t returned.

Since then, I’ve used SporiCLEAN on discolored grout, mildewed lawn chairs, and a butcher-block countertop deeply stained with red wine, all with excellent results. Now I can get rid of all the other bottles of cleaning products under my sink.

Editor's note: So now you know what you can use to clean mold, but how does it get there in the first place? Read building scientist Joseph Lstburek's article to find out.

To learn more about mold...
The Mold Explosion: Why Now?
Today's houses make it easier for mold to thrive. The cure is quick cleanup and smarter choices in materials.
by Joseph Lstiburek
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Comments (1)

Pipsqueek Pipsqueek writes: Odd, seems they are out of business. Comments on Amazon.com suggests its overhyped (esp for the price, $60 for 2 bottles) and not any better than bleach
Posted: 3:28 pm on January 17th

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