Mold removal in a large grow area
Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:04 PM
Trich has been an issue, and I want to make damn sure the greenhouse is contam free for some upcoming morel experiments.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:48 PM
If you live somewhere that concerns you of cleaning outdoors; like in apartments, townhouses, exc., stick the unit in a clean bath tub and go to town on it. lol
Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:16 PM
My friend says they immediately rip out all wall board, panelling, exc. and then they hit the framing with bleached water. Then after the soaking, they hit the framing with diesel powered pressure washers that has 200 degree water blasting out of them! That'll get her done for got damn sure!
Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:15 AM
Then I make an approximately 15 ppm concentration of Iodophor (iodine sanitizer). This stuff is awesome, and works as a dip or a rinse. Anyhow, I use a fine mist spray bottle to spray the entire inner and outer surface of the greenhouse, letting the excess sanitizer solution run down the bathtub drain. No further rinsing is needed, put it where you want it and fill it up! I've never had trich outbreaks on my casings in greenhouses treated this way (at least after I got good at pasteurizing casing soil).
Iodophor shouldn't be mixed with a chlorine solution.
Used alone, Iodophor doesn't have the eye-watering fumes of a strong bleach solution, and tints the water dark orange. The orange color makes it easy to see where you have already sprayed, and if exposed to warm/hot water the orange instantly vanishes and the water is clear (I pour very hot water down the drain to neutralize it after I'm done cleaning). I bought a gallon three years ago and am almost halfway through it. A little goes a long way.
I have tried spraying window-sill and kitchen mold with it, but can't tell if it's effective since it does not bleach out the color of the mold (like chlorine does).
Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:36 PM
sadly, you have to dig out the foundation and apply crack sealer, paint, vapor barrier and it should stop the leaks.
Digging the hole is a pain, usually I space the work out over a few days or rent a skid steer (small front end loader ) if somebody is paying me. Its alot easier if you can get 3 or four guys to work for a case of beer
Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:45 PM
I've been sweeping water out the ass all damn day and sure as hell won't do it anymore.