Disinfectant Sanitizer Virucide
Contaminants in a home are a major concern, which can lead to serious consequences for those with weak or poor immune systems. This often occurs when there is some form of water intrusion, leaky pipe(s), or a water main break. Additionally, floodwaters are known to carry unhealthy contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and/or fecal matter that can cause havoc to the crawlspace and home environment. Since air rises, you may unknowingly be exposed to these contaminants that can lead to several forms of illnesses, depending on your underlying health issues and degree of contamination. As such, it is crucial to address all forms of contaminants by thoroughly sanitizing and disinfecting affected areas with diligence and care.
Waterline that is evident on cinder block walls in a crawlspace is a clear indication of flooding within. When floodwaters enter the crawlspace, it leaves behind bacteria, germs, viruses, disease, and odor. Water in a crawlspace also occurs when there is a leak from a leaky pipe or a pipe that has burst from extreme cold weather conditions.
Allowing water to sit in your crawlspace leads to moisture damage. Moisture damage affects the infrastructure of the wood within. Causing mold, mildew, fungi, & decay. Bacteria, germs, viruses, and odor rises into your living space affecting your health and causing respiratory problems.
That's why it is imperative, to begin with, thorough treatment and address any potential hazardous issues that lead to health problems in the long run. DSV is a very important part of the process executed in the beginning stages of implementing the right solution for a dreadful situation.
When flooding occurs in the crawl space such as when there is a severe storm or leaking or busted pipes, there is normally some form of debris or contaminants left behind.
Contamination from pests, leaks, or floodwaters carries contaminants like bacteria, viruses, fecal matter, or urine that can cause havoc to the environment within.
DSV is an all-in-one solution that is a powerful disinfectant that is highly effective against disease-causing bacteria. As a sanitizing solution, DSV gets rid of germs, bacteria, and fungi that can cause sickness and mold.
Efflorescence Not Mold
Efflorescence is commonly found on the sidewalls of wet crawlspaces or when the crawlspace environment has a high moisture content. Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts that appears as a white powdery substance that forms on cinder blocks, concrete walls, or building surfaces. As moisture and humidity levels rise, the white minerals from the cinder blocks push through the side walls leaving visible stains throughout the affected areas.
During a home inspection, a home inspector may not know to distinguish between efflorescence and mold without performing a mold test. It can be very alarming to a Buyer in a real estate transaction if a home inspector were to mistakenly identify efflorescence with mold. Efflorescence is a sign of moisture issues in the crawlspace and can be treated with DSV. Further, installing a vapor barrier can help prevent unwanted moisture from re-entering the crawlspace and ensuring it remains a dry and healthy environment.
Why do we use DSV?
D.S.V. a Disinfectant Sanitizer Virucide made from Nisus. This is an all-in-one solution with a powerful disinfectant that is highly effective against disease-causing bacteria. As a sanitizer, it can get rid of germs and fungi that can cause sickness and mold. The virucide is so powerful it is capable of killing many types of viruses.
By using this powerful and effective solution in the aftermath of a flood, such as Hurricane Sandy, we can control contamination and disease-breeding conditions. D.S.V. can also be used whenever you want to protect the living conditions of any home by simply removing potentially dangerous organisms and creating a clean and sterile environment.
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