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Frequently asked questions

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Can Endurance BioBarrier be used on painted dry wall and/or unventilated spaces?

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Yes! EBB is a great solution for areas with poor or no ventilation. You may also count on Endurance BioBarrier to protect both painted and unpainted drywall. Check your coverage with a blacklight to ensure that you didn't miss any spots.

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What does “Moisture-Activated” mean?

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Mold and mildew can only grow when there is moisture present. Virtually all mold and mildew products on the market today will wash away when moisture is present. Our unique polymer is not water soluble; it softens when moist and allows our active ingredients to go to work. Endurance Bio-Barrier™ is designed to work when mold and mildew are at their worst.

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Is Endurance BioBarrier™ Toxic?
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No, it is a water-based product. Our unique delivery system allows us to use the lowest amount of active ingredients possible. Endurance BioBarrier™ is completely nontoxic when both wet and dry, making it safe for people, pets, and plants. Toxicity and biological test data available on request.

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Does Endurance BioBarrier™ encapsulate mold?
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No. Encapsulation technologies work only once on the affected area. Our product actually eliminates the spores and microbes and will work hundreds of times in the same location.

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Where does mold come from and what environments do mold and mildew live in?
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Mold enters your home as tiny spores. The spores need moisture to begin growing, digesting, and destroying. Molds can grow on almost any surface, including wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheet rock, and insulation. Mold grows best when there is lots of moisture from a leaky roof, high humidity, or flood. There is no way to get rid of all molds and mold spores from your home but you can control mold growth by keeping your home dry and with application of Endurance BioBarrier.

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How does one become exposed to mold?
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When molds are disturbed, they release spores into the air. You can be exposed by breathing air containing these mold spores. You can also be exposed through touching moldy items, eating moldy food or accidental hand to mouth contact. Remember, mold spores are in the air all around us and we are constantly in contact with them.

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Can mold affect your health?
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Most molds do not harm healthy people, but people who have allergies or asthma may be sensitive to molds. Sensitive people may experience skin rash, running nose, eye irritation, cough, nasal congestion, aggravation of asthma or difficulty breathing. People with an immune suppression or underlying lung disease may be at increased risk for infections from molds.

A small number of molds produce toxins called mycotoxins. When people are exposed to high levels of mold mycotoxins they may suffer toxic effects, including fatigue, nausea, headaches, and irritation to the lungs and eyes. If you or your family members have health problems that you suspect are caused by exposure to mold, you should consult with your physician.

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When is mold a problem and where will it be?
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You know you have a mold problem when you smell the musty odor or see small black or white specks along your damp bathroom or basement walls. Some mold is hidden growing behind wall coverings or ceiling tiles. Even dry, dead mold can cause health problems, so always take precautions when you suspect mold.

Mold is often found in areas where water has damaged building materials and furniture from flooding or plumbing leaks. Mold can also be found growing along walls where warm moist air condenses on cooler wall surfaces, such as inside cold exterior walls, behind dressers, headboards, and in closets where articles are stored against walls. Mold often grows in rooms with both high water usage and humidity, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. If you notice mold or know of water damaged areas in your home, it is time to take action to control its growth.

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How do you prepare a surface for Endurance BioBarrier™?
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The use of EBB Cleaner Prep™ is recommended for surface preperation. This product is specially formulated to remove mold, mildew and surface contaminants. EBB Cleaner Prep rinses clean with minimal water usage and (like the preventative barrier) it contains zero VOCs, no bleach, and is completely nontoxic!

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Will Endurance BioBarrier™ control odor?
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Yes, it will virtually eliminate all odors caused by mold, mildew and other biological growths.

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What does “Bio-Door Technology” mean?
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Bio-Door Technology is the name of the polymer in Endurance BioBarrier™. It is essentially the delivery system we use to keep the active ingredients on the substrate surface in a partially bio-available state or, under the right moisture conditions, fully bio-available.

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What is “Bio-Availability”?
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It is a state when the active chemical ingredient of a product can come in direct physical contact with an organic.

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What is currently being used on the market?
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There are hundreds of quality products that eliminate mold. Some may even have limited residual efficacy. However, no product on the market has the longterm ability to prevent the growth of mold that Endurance BioBarrier™ does.

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What is the effective coverage of Endurance BioBarrier™?
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Endurance BioBarrier™ will cover up to 1,000 square feet per gallon.

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How long can Endurance BioBarrier™ last on a surface?
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Endurance BioBarrier™ is guaranteed to last up to 6 months on flooring and in bathrooms, 2 years on walls and ceilings, and up to 25 years in enclosed areas such as stud cavities!

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What is a polymer?
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n. Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule. They are like building blocks.

The polymer in our case would look like window screen mesh. When moisture is present, the holes are present and our active ingredients would be poking up a bit. When moisture is present this mesh softens and the active ingredients become full exposed or bio-available.

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How does our polymer work in Endurance BioBarrier™?
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The polymer is the binding agent that keeps our active ingredients bound to the surface.

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What is the shelf life of Endurance BioBarrier™?
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Endurance BioBarrier™ is shelf stable for two years but the product must be protected from freezing or the polymer will separate.

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What will remove Endurance BioBarrier™?
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Abrasive and caustic cleaners will remove the coating. Cleaning protocols must be changed to include a mild neutral acid (ph7) cleaner in order for Endurance BioBarrier™ to remain effective.