Cleaning & Restoration FAQs

  1. How does Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution compare to bleach?
  2. What is mold?
  3. How does mold cause illness?
  4. Does Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution require dilution?
  5. Does using Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution require special precautions?
  6. How is Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution useful in residential mold and mildew clean-up and prevention after water damage occurs?
  7. Can Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution be used to clean-up blood at crime and accident scenes?
  8. What can be done about odors in pet areas and on carpeting?
  9. How is Sporicidin® Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner used?
  10. Can Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution be used to clean air ducts?
  11. Is it acceptable to mix Sporicidin Disinfectant with cleaning products or other chemicals?
  12. Would Sporicidin disinfectant solution be the best product for general surface cleaning, or should I use Sporicidin Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner?
  13. What is the difference between Sporicidin Disinfectants and Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner?
  14. Is Sporicidin a good choice to use on the wood frame of our home and concrete floors?
  15. What amount of Sporicidin Disinfectant solution is needed to be effective?
  16. Do you have a list of distributors on your website?
  • 1. How does Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution compare to bleach?

    In a two year study, researchers at the University of Maryland, found Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution "is more effective than household bleach in controlling common mold fungi found in building materials, including mold like Chaetomium globosum and Aspergillus niger." The researchers also found that Sporicidin had a continuous residual antifungal (antimicrobial) effect for over 4 months after application.

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  • 2. What is mold?

    Molds are classified into 3 groups, microfungi, mushrooms and dry-rot fungi. Mold spores are analogous to plant seeds, and can remain dormant for years while withstanding extreme conditions. Whenever nutrients and moisture are present in sufficient amounts, spores germinate to form hyphae. Fungal growth continues as long as moisture is present.

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  • 3. How does mold cause illness?

    Disorders caused or aggravated by indoor exposure to mold are a major public health concern. In general, mold can produce four types of human illness: allergy, infection, irritation, and toxic effects.

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  • 4. Does Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution require dilution?

    Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution is ready to use and should not be diluted. Please follow all label directions.

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  • 5. Does using Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution require special precautions?

    Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution is characterized "low/very low" toxicity by the EPA. Avoid contact with eyes. Follow OSHA respiratory protection guidelines when fogging or misting.

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  • 6. How is Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution useful in residential mold and mildew clean-up and prevention after water damage occurs?

    Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution is recommended for use on flooring and building materials to clean, disinfect and deodorize after exposure to floodwater and sewage backflow. Sporicidin prevents mold formation and provides continuous residual bacteriostatic activity up to 6 months after application.

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  • 7. Can Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution be used to clean-up blood at crime and accident scenes?

    Yes, Sporicidin Disinfectant is recommended for use in the clean-up of blood and body fluids that pose bacterial, fungal and viral health hazards. Sporicidin is a full spectrum disinfectant that provides 100% kill of vegetative and odor-causing organisms. Sporicidin is in compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.

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  • 8. What can be done about odors in pet areas and on carpeting?

    Sporicidin not only disinfects and kills 100% of vegetative disease-causing organisms, it cleans and deodorizes carpets, making it ideal for use on troublesome pet stains.

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  • 9. How is Sporicidin® Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner used?

    It dissolves and cleans blood, body fluids and other debris present before disinfecting the contaminated areas. Sporicidin Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner is an economical highly concentrated formula  - 1 gallon makes 128 gallons of cleaning solution.

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  • 10. Can Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution be used to clean air ducts?

    Yes, Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution is EPA-registered for Airduct cleaning.  Air duct cleaning should only be done by trained professionals in accordance with industry guidelines. Chemical products should not be applied to HVAC/duct systems that are damaged, in need of repair, or to porous interior duct surfaces.

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  • 11. Is it acceptable to mix Sporicidin Disinfectant with cleaning products or other chemicals?

    No. Never mix other chemicals or cleaning agents with an EPA-registered product. Doing so violates federal law and if the two chemicals are incompatible, the results may create toxic fumes or other potential health hazards.

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  • 12. Would Sporicidin disinfectant solution be the best product for general surface cleaning, or should I use Sporicidin Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner?

    It depends... if the surface is not visibly contaminated or if only a few square feet need cleaning, then the disinfectant solution can also be used as the cleaner.  However, if there is heavy, visible contamination or if you have a lot of surface area that must be cleaned, Sporicidin Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner is more practical and economical, but the surface should be disinfected afterwards with Sporicidin Disinfectant.

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  • 13. What is the difference between Sporicidin Disinfectants and Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner?

    Sporicidin Disinfectants are EPA-registered hospital disinfectants that meet all of the EPA requirements for disinfection of hard, non-porous surfaces and can be used for a variety of applications and organisms. Sporicidin Disinfectant also provides limited bacteriostatic residual protection of treated surfaces.

    Sporicidin Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner is a highly concentrated enzyme-based detergent cleaner containing 3 enzymes (lipase, amylase, protease) that are designed to provide accelerated cleaning action to get out stubborn soils, stains, and contaminates.  One gallon will make 128 gallons of ready-to-use cleaner and does not contain bacterial enzymes like other enzyme-based products and therefore does not have the limitations of those products. It is made of all natural, plant-derived enzymes that are nontoxic, biodegradable, safe and meets the EPA's requirements as a Designed For The Environment (DfE) program., Sporicidin Disinfectant kills organisms, deodorizes, and cleans -- Sporicidin Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner cleans and deodorizes only.

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  • 14. Is Sporicidin a good choice to use on the wood frame of our home and concrete floors?

    Sporicidin is a great choice for hard non-porous surfaces found throughout hospital, industrial, institutional, and residential sites.

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  • 15. What amount of Sporicidin Disinfectant solution is needed to be effective?

    By following the specific use instructions found on the product, one can ensure that the Sporicidin disinfectant will be fully effective.

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  • 16. Do you have a list of distributors on your website?

    Contact your nearest Sporicidin Sales associate for the distributor in your area, or contact Sporicidin Customer Service, 1-864-699-8265

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