FAQ

Below are some of the most common questions we receive.
If you don’t see your question, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Common Questions

I’m having Pure Maintenance service my home, what should I do to prepare?

The home will need to be vacant during the treatment process, so plan a place for you and your pets to be during the services. You will receive a message a few days prior to your service that will confirm your appointment and give basic instructions on how to prepare your home. They are simple things like open all closets, close all windows, etc.

Do I need to take paintings and wall art down before the treatment?

Pure Maintenance has never had an issue with wall art or paintings, but many people feel more comfortable removing expensive paintings and other artwork.

What about fruit or other foods left out in the kitchen?

While Minnecare Cold Sterilant is approved by the manufacturer for use on food surfaces, its labeling instructs removing food products and packaging materials from the treated space or covering them completely. So put your fruits and other exposed foods in the fridge or an air-tight container ahead of your service!

With respect to using your surfaces after your treatment, the MCS label specifies that it does not require rinsing, and it leaves virtually no residue.

How long before I can re-enter my home?

Typically, 2 hours post treatment as a rule of thumb. However, we employ a gas sensing direct measurement device for PAA vapor and hydrogen peroxide vapor to confirm ppm for both are within required limits before re-entry.

Is it safe?

We take all necessary safety precautions during the application to ensure that it is safe for you to re-enter post-treatment, leaving you with a healthy environment so you can get back to enjoying your home without worry. Further, Minnecare Cold Sterilant is food surface safe, does not require rinsing post application, and leaves virtually no residue. It is an EPA registered product. The chemical compound PAA (peracetic acid) is on the EPA’s Safer Choice List.

Do I need to get everything out of the house?

There is no need to clear your house ahead of treatment! The InstaPURE Process™ disperses Minncare Cold Sterilant as a dry vapor that won’t have adverse effects on most materials. During the EverPURE Process™, we only apply ©Goldsheild 5 on compatible surfaces.

Will it get behind my walls?

Our patented technology used during the InstaPURE Process™ creates a 7.5 micron-sized particle. A typical mold spore is between 12 and 30 microns in size. As such, the fog will penetrate to any area that a mold spore can get in or out of.

Will I need to clean everything after the treatment?

Not at all. Our process leaves no residue!

What will the mold look like after the treatment?

The stains that the mold has created will not go away but we can clean them for you at a small additional cost.

How long does it last?

After your space has been disinfected in step one of our world-class process, we apply Goldshield 5© to protect your surfaces from mold and other pathogens for up to 90 days.

Then, in the final step of our three-step process, we install one of EMT’s MAK-model air purifying devices. These devices actively reduce microbes in the air and on surfaces around-the-clock. With proper maintenance, you can enjoy high-level air purity and surface sanitization 24/7, 365 days a year.

How will I know if it worked?

Your technician will take an air sample upon completing the treatment and send it to an independent third party lab. We use an accredited mold lab that has no affiliation with any mold testing or mold remediation companies. About 4-5 days after the treatment, you will get the results via email.