Structural Pasteurization

Is your home, place of work, or even your gym making you sick?

It turns out you just may be allergic to the building you’re in. Moisture damage from rain, plumbing leaks, sewage spills, and even humidity can cause unseen growth of mold, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Other dangers that can lurk within a structure include chemical odors, tiny dust mites, insects, and rodents that could serve as vectors for disease.

There is a process that could remedy the situation for you—it’s called structural pasteurization. Sound familiar? Structural pasteurization is an application of the principles Louis Pasteur used to reduce microbiological- caused food spoilage in the mid-1800s, applied to building structures.

Structural pasteurization is an engineered process in which high temperatures (up to 160 degrees) are introduced for several hours to a structure, reducing bioorganisms to acceptable levels without damage to the structure.

At certain temperatures, heat kills a variety of harmful bacteria and organisms in food. Heat applied to a building structure is just as effective in destroying active mold growth sites, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, insects, and other heat-sensitive pests and organisms. For more information visit thermapure.com.