Mold bomb foggers.. do they really work?

Mold bomb foggers

Mold bomb foggers do work – beautifully, in fact. Here we will discuss what they are, how they work, and, more importantly, how to use them correctly and safely. We will also review some of the best mold bomb fogger products too.

Topics covered
  • What is a mold bomb fogger?
  • Why use one?
  • How to use them
    • Aerosol cans
    • Fogging machines
  • Recommended products
    • Biocide mold bomb fogger
    • Concrobium mold control fogging machine

What is a mold bomb fogger?

There are two types of mold foggers – one releases fog from an aerosol can and the other from a small machine. They both do the same thing, which is releasing chemicals into the air that kills bacteria, viruses, mold, and spores from surface areas and the air, while some even deodorize to get rid of any unpleasant mold and mildew smells.

Why use a mold bomb fogger?

It kills mold spores: Once mold starts growing in your home, it will begin spreading quickly by releasing spores into the air that colonizes other areas. The chemicals that a mold bomb fogger releases kill these spores, which stops further colonization.

It kills mold in hard to reach places: Mold hates the light and thus usually thrives in dark areas that are out of sight and hard to reach. Crawl spaces, the inside of air conditioners, and attics are just a few examples of such places.

It’s an excellent preventative measure: You don’t always have to wait for mold to appear before taking action, because setting off a mold bomb fogger in high-risk parts of your home on occasion is a great preventative measure.

It sanitizes and disinfects: The chemicals contained in these products kill so much more than just mold and mildew. It kills up to 99% of all bacteria and viruses such as herpes, H1N1 influenza, HIV, and so much more.

How to use a mold (bomb) fogger safely and correctly

As mentioned, aerosol cans and fogging machines work in slightly different ways. Here we will discuss how each one works.

How to use the aerosol cans

1: First, check the can to see how many square meters the can is able to fog. If the room has more square meters than the mold bomb fogger can handle, then you may want to consider using two cans.

2: Place the can in the center of the room and clear any obstructions. Close all windows and remove or cover any sensitive items. Also, no humans or pets are to be in the room during fogging.

3: Set the fogger off as per instructions on the can. It will give you a couple of seconds to leave the room before the fog gets released. Leave the room and close the door for 30 to 60 minutes while it sanitizes and disinfects.

4: Once sufficient time has passed, enter the room and open the windows. Discard the can and wipe down all surface areas with a liquid cleaning detergent.

How to use a fogging machine

Mold fogging machines are generally used for more severe mold infestations and are safer to use than the aerosol cans. A good machine can cost a couple of hundred dollars, but they can also be rented for much cheaper.

1: Place the fogger machine in the center of the room, close the windows, and clear any obstructions that may be in the way.

2: Add your mold control liquid into the tank of the fogger and set your desired settings (density of the fog and timer).

3: Make sure no one is in the room (pets included), and start the machine. Leave the room and close the door.

4: Switch the machine off once the fogger has finished and wait approximately 30 minutes for the fog to dissipate.

5: Once the fog is gone, open the windows and blow a fan. Done.

There is no need to wipe surface areas clean afterward because, as mentioned, fogging machines are safer to use than aerosol cans.

Recommended products

BioCide Mold Bomb Fogger

The alcohol-based Biocide mold bomb figure is easy-to-use and trusted by hospitals, daycare centers, and schools.

It kills up to 99.99% of all mildew, mold, bacteria, and viruses in one single application. To use it, simply place the can in the center of the room, remove the cap and push down on the tab until you hear a click. The can will then start fogging. Also, it’s recommended to stay clear of the room for 2 hours. The best part is that it’s not necessary to clean any of the surface areas afterward, and it deodorizes too.

The can weighs 6 ounces and has dimensions of 2.2 x 2.2 x 6.8 inches.

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Concrobium Mold Control Fogging Machine

If you want a non-toxic way of eliminating mold, mold spores, and 99% of all other bacteria and viruses, then the Concrobium mold control fogger is the perfect solution.

It’s ideal for attics, basements, crawlspaces, and anywhere else you can imagine. To use, all you have to do is put some Concrobium mold control liquid into the tank, set to your desired settings, and start the machine.

It releases a fine mist which gets to even the hardest to reach places and coats everything with a very thin layer of non-toxic chemical.

It’s strongly advised not to be in the same room when the machine is running because, although not toxic, the Concrobium mold control vapors can easily be absorbed into the lungs.

Also, no need to wipe or wash any surface areas clean afterward because it’s completely safe and continues to protect from bacteria, viruses, mold, and it’s spores for a long time.

The product weighs 8 pounds and has dimensions of 11 x 16 x 8 inches.

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2 thoughts on “Mold bomb foggers.. do they really work?

  • I have a mold problem in my attic crawl space. I have a difficult time getting into the attic vents. Will the bomb fogger machine work to elimi are the mold? Will it be safe as there are no windows just be vents?

    • Hi, Vera!

      The mold fogging machine will work. What you should do is seal off the vents before using the fogger, otherwise a lot of the fog will escape through them. When the machine is done, you can unblock the vents and let the breeze clear the fog from the attic for 30 to 60 minutes.

      As for safety, the machine is a lot safer than the aerosol cans but just don’t be in the attic while it’s fogging and leave as soon as you have unblocked the vents until the fog has cleared.

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