Many mold remediation companies use coatings to prevent future insulation contamination. However, due to their physical and chemical properties, coatings are difficult to maintain and apply. Sometimes coatings separate, and other times they clog the lines, resulting in both a loss of product and man hours. Most companies see this as “the nature of the beast,” but others are looking for something better.
One such company contacted me several years ago. Being a large remediation company in Colorado, they believed the separation was due to either low temperatures, or the vendor shipping old paint. Either way, it was discouraging to open a brand new bucket only to discover that the paint must be discarded.
The caller went on to explain how even when the product did not separate, there was still a loss due to the manufacturer using fillers, which clogged the lines. When clogs occurred, they had to flush out the lines, wasting some of the product, but moreover, wasting numerous man hours. Then they discovered our product, EPA-registered Bioflex.
At first they were concerned regarding the price of Bioflex, but quickly realized that the product and man hours saved more than made up for it. Bioflex opened their eyes to how a coating should work. What a relief for them, to be able to use every bucket on a pallet without having to flush the sprayer lines once!
While their company was already well thought of in the area, their switch to Bioflex set a higher standard in customer expectations. Additionally, the overall look of their finished jobs dramatically improved, as one coat of Bioflex provided better coverage than several coats of the “other stuff.”
At CRT, we are happy that our coatings provide better results in half the time. Bioflex is unaffected by freezing, and each batch is filtered to ensure sprayers will not get clogged.
Rachelle Tinley is the assistant executive director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com (800) 766-9057.