Bora-Care with Mold-Care - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Peter
    02/07/2010
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    Is the Mold-care component available as a stand-alone product?
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    No.  In order for thhe Mold-Care in Bora-Care with Mold-Care to work properly it requires the Bora-Care, so it is not sold as a stand alone product.
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  • Asked by Forrest from Hendersonville, Tennessee
    05/22/2013
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    When applying Boracare in crawlspace, should floor insulation be removed?
    Mold appears to be up to just beneath insulation
    A
    The insulation should be removed so that the Boracare can be applied directly to the wood.
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  • Asked by Derek from Hot Springs, Ar
    11/07/2013
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    We are going to be treating subfloor structure above a large basement that is used as a den.
    My question is concerning cleanup. Since this space is well used by us and our pets. We plan to sheet floor and walls with plastic and follow application procedures. Are there any special concerns about cleanup off of floors? Can any accidental overspray or spills simply be wiped up with paper towels and a cleaning agent after it has dried? Is there any chance of the product becoming active if it gets wet again after drying? I found a lot of good information about prep and application, but am having trouble finding info on cleanup. Thanks.
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    You should lay plastic tarps over the entire floor area to catch any drips or over spray. You should also wear a protective coverall, respirator, gloves and goggles to protect yourself. You can find all of the personal safety equipment in our Professional Safety Kit. Once the product has dried it is safe for people and pets to be around. You should no concern about the areas if they get wet again after drying. Clean up over-spray as best you can with water, soap, and rags. It will only last and remain when on bare wood.
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  • Asked by Jimmy from Manchester, Tn
    01/28/2014
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    What happens after the Bora-Care with Mold-Care treatment dries?
    We had our floor joists treated for mold, fungi or whatever (20 yr old home) with the clear BoraCare with Mold by a local professional. One area a week later has a dry dusty substance. Does the treatment dry and let the inactive substance become powdery or dusty? Or did they miss that area?
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    We cannot comment on the work provided by another professional. We recommend that you contact Nisus ( the manufacturer of Bora-Care with Mold-Care) for additional information. They can be reached at (800) 264-0870.
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  • Asked by Adam from Geneva, Al
    08/20/2014
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    Will Boracare with Mold Care do the same thing as regular Boracare?
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    No, Bora-Care with Mold Care will not eliminate existing termites, powder post beetles, or other wood destroying organisms because it is mixed at a 5:1 ratio to eliminate mold. You need to mix normal Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio to eliminate existing wood eating insects.
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  • Asked by R from Indianapolis, In
    11/03/2014
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    How often should Boracare with Mold Care be applied to a crawl space?
    I was wondering if this product should be reapplied every so often or if it's a one time coating.
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    BoraCare with Mold-Care will  kill existing mold and prevent future mold growth, but it will not remove the black stains caused by mold and fungus.  Boracare with Moldcare can be applied as a one-time preventative application during the new construction phase of a home, or applied post-contruction to high-risk areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and crawl spaces. Boracare with Moldcare will remain in treated wood forever, providing years of residual protection. This is great for homes in flood zones. It can be applied to bare wood, plywood, particleboard, and/or oriented strand board (OSB).
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  • Asked by Thomas from Midway, Ga
    01/12/2016
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    Will BORACARE with MOLD-CARE work on outdoor bamboo blinds?
    I am concerned only with preventing regrowth of mold in this warm, humid climate
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    As long as the bamboo is in its raw natural state (no finish of any kind or stain on them) then you can apply the Boracare with Mold Care to the bamboo blinds. Keep in mind if the blinds are exposed to rain regularly the product may not stay in the wood as long as it normally does over the years, so reapplication may be necesssary down the road if you don't seal the bamboo after treatment.

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  • Asked by Kyle from Addison, Vt
    08/12/2016
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    Can BORACARE with MOLD-CARE be applied over a coat of boiled linseed oil
    I have a timberframe that I first treated with BORACARE to rid of the existing powder post beetles, then I applied boiled linseed oil, not knowing at the time that linseed oil acts as food for mold. Will BORACARE with MOLD-CARE be effective even after being applied post linseed oil?
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    We have checked with Nisus and they have advised that while the BoraCare with Mold-Care will kill the mold on contact that is present it could be compromised from further protection due to the linseed oil.  The best thing to do would be to clean the wood and then apply the BoraCare with Mold-Care.  

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  • Asked by Greg from Elizabeth City, Nc
    11/23/2016
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    When applying Bora-Care and Bora-Care w/ Mold Care to dry wood, is it recommended to spray the wood surface with plain water before application?
    Treating crawl space and concerned with how this product will absorb into dry wood. Previously, when I have sprayed solutions to dry wood, the liquid beads up and runs off but eventually will soak in after a while.
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    No, you would not pre-soak or saturate the wood prior to application of Bora-Care or Bora-Care with Mold Care.You will need to thoroughly saturate the wood, but not to the point of run off with the mixed solution. The easiest method is to apply using paint brush or roller to ensure full absorption.

    If the wood is pressure treated already or had any type of water sealant applied, this will cause beading and running off, even if the wood is old and dry looking. Boracare will not absorb into pressure treated, stained, or painted surfaces. If this wood is pressure treated, you will need to drill into the wood and inject the solution according to the product label. 

     

     

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  • Asked by Frank from Brookfield, Ct
    12/15/2017
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    Does Boracare with MoldCare "sanitize and disinfect" the surfaces where it's been applied?
    Please clarify if this is a registered disinfectant/sanitizer or not.
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care information states it kills all forms of fungi and the sanitiizing and disinfecting comment only refers to this type of issue.   The specific active ingredient in MoldCare is a special disinfectant, the same as used to sanitize restaurants and hospitals, that has been formulated by Nisus to be used with Bora-Care for even greater performance, especially against mold fungi.  This information is stated by Nisus on the Technical Bulletin. You may need Nisus DSV if you need a broad-spectrum disinfectant, sanitizer, and/or viricide.

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  • Asked by Brian
    03/30/2019
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    Safety Question with Bora-Care with Mold-Care, in a tight crawlspace where this will be most likely dripping on me how safe is this?
    Is it safe to get on your skin? Should I wear a full face mask? Are gloves required? This is a typical old house crawlspace, some spots I can barely get under the floor joists. I really want to make sure it is safe to use in this type of area with limited ventilation.
    A

    Bora-Care with Mold-Care is safe when used as directed.  It is best to wear a mask, gloves and long sleeves if you are going to be applying the Bora-Care with Mold-Care over head where it may drip on you.   A respirator is also the best option if in an area where you cannot get to fresh free flowing air or ventilation is poor.  If skin contact is made removed any containimated clothing and rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes per the SDS.

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  • Asked by Dave
    08/20/2010
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    Why don't you remove the link for NY state residents on your Bora-Care with Mold-Care page?
    This is confusing, as it makes the viewer believe that it can't be shipped to NY State.
    A
    Unfortunately, Boracare with Moldcare is not for sale to New York state residents, which is why the link is in place.
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  • Asked by Wm from Annapolis, Md.
    12/01/2011
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    Surface preparation before application of Boracare?
    For the treatment of mold and/or wood decaying fungi is there any surface preparation required or recommended prior to applying Boracare or Boracare with Moldcare.
    A
    Most folks do choose to use the Mold Clean before applying the Boracare with Moldcare. Mold-Clean is the perfect cleaner to apply to remove mold and mildew stains, especially before a Bora-Care application. Mold-Clean will not treat or prevent mold, but will remove staining and discoloration.
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  • Asked by John from Chatt, Tn
    06/06/2013
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    I have fungus in my crawlspace on the floor joist.
    Can I just spray Boracare on the fungus to treat it or do I have to remove it first?
    A
    BORACARE with MOLD-CARE will treat and prevent fungus and mold. Please make sure to follow the label closely and to mix entire contents of Boracare and Moldcare together with 5 gallons of warm or hot water.
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  • Asked by Kevin from Bernie, Mo 63822
    08/24/2013
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care won't hurt anything if it gets on treated wood or Advantec will it?
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care can only be applied to raw wood. Please refer to the product label for additional application information. You may also contact the manufacturer Nisus 800.264.0870, for specific information on the effects of the product.

     

    Bora-Care with Mold-Care Product Label

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  • Asked by Chris from Dighton Ma
    03/20/2015
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    I applied boracare on a job a year ago can I apply boracare with moldcare over it now
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    Yes, you can apply BORACARE with MOLD-CARE this year. There sould be no issue there. Let us know if you have any more questions.
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  • Asked by Adam from Richmond, Va
    01/01/2016
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    Can you apply Boracare with Mold-Care over wood treated with Timbor?
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    Yes Boracare with Moldcare can be used in an area that was treated with Timbor. BoraCare with Mold-Care will  kill existing mold and prevent future mold growth, but it will not remove the black stains caused by mold and fungus.  To remove the actual stains from mold and fungus, you should apply Mold-Clean before applying the BoraCare with Mold-Care.

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  • Asked by Sylia from Port St Lucie, Florida
    05/30/2016
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    I have a small area that I want to treat with BoraCare with Mold Care but will not need the entire 6 gallons once mixed to do my treatment. How do I treat?
    The trim on my house has mold and wet rot I have eliminated that trim and would be wasting a lot of BoraCare with Mold Care if I mix the whole gallon with 5 gallons of water. Is it also necessary to use Boracare first at a 1 to 1 ratio and then follow up with the Boracare with Mold Care. I'm confused on how to do the treatment.
    A

    Depending on the thickness and length of your siding will determine what lower mixing ratio to mix the BoraCare with Mold Care. Please refer to page 8 of the label for mixing application rates for siding to help you. Also, the BoraCare with Mold Care can remain stable for up to 30 days after it is mixed. Unless you are treating for wood destroying insects such as termites or powderpost beetles, you will not need to use the BoraCare in addition to the BoraCare with Mold Care. We recommend for specific instructions on your application that you contact the manufacturer Nisus directly at (800) 264-0870 for better details. 

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  • Asked by Steven from Atlanta, Ga
    12/26/2016
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    What is the best approach to treat a compromised floor beam?
    1940s timber framed home on brick piers. Cavities were drilled through top side of main (center) 6"x6" house beam to accommodate plumbing, leading to rot and cracking via combination of weakened structure and leaking moisture. Beam is now supported beneath with two 4"x4" posts and bracing timbers. Large cavity with rotted wood remains extending from drilled area, about 2-3" deep, 8"-12" long. Leaks are fixed. Need to prevent rot/mold, harden remaining beam and fill cavity. Accessible from below via crawlspace.
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    We would recommend using Boracare with Moldcare for the wood in the area. This will kill and prevent mold and rot in raw wood. Not only does Bora-Care with Mold-Care treat mold, but it also acts as a surface protectant, killing all forms of fungi, sanitizing and disinfecting the treated area. In addition, wood treated with Bora-Care with Mold-Care will render wood impervious to termites, powderpost beetles and othe wood-destroying insects. This one gallon container treats approximately 3600 lineal feet of 2x4 dimensional lumber or 1250 square feet of a crawl space or attic when mixed at the labeled rate of 1 gallon of bora-care with mold care and 5 gallons of water.

    We would also recommend replacing any rotted wood and using a sealant or paint on the wood after application. This product will last for the life of the wood as well.

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  • Asked by Sr from Santa Clara
    01/22/2017
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    What is the best order to treat any current mold on studs and to apply a preventative application using Mold Clean, BoraCare and BoraCare with MoldCare?
    Doing a remodeling on an older home and opened up all the dry walls. The house previously had some termite infestation which was treated (whole house fumigated + treatment for subterranean termites). There are no signs of live termites anymore. There is some mold on some of the studs. I would like to clean the mold stains and protect against any future termite of mold infestation?
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    Yes, 1st using Mold Clean to clean the existing stains would be recommened then applying BoraCare with Mold Care to actually treat the extisting mold and prevent any future growth. Since BoraCare with Mold Care will aid in preventative measures against wood destroying insects (termites, powderpost beetles), you do not have to use BoraCare if you do not want to. You can use the BoraCare with Mold Care alone  or use in addition to BoraCare for extra preventative applications. 

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