Originally Posted by sail.away34
How do you apply ClO2 solution to the interior of a boat without exposure?
Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorine are two very different things. Let's skip Chlorine (bleach ) as most know it's best for whites and swimming pools.
You can not purchase Chlorine Dioxide. You purchase a system to generate it. It can be a machine (a bit like an ozone generator) or a chemical system such as a powder and or a tablet that is placed in water.
To kill mold in a boat you simply place a shallow bowl in the galley sink with the proper amount of water recommended on the directions. Drop the tablet (about the size of a quarter) into the water. It takes about a minute to start generating Chlorine Dioxide. You can watch it from the cockpit as you close up the boat. It is a slightly yellow gas. Close the boat tight and go have a drink. (actually many drinks) Chlorine Dioxide works while you are away. Auto dealers use it to get the smell out of used cars. It takes just a few hours to do that. I just left it in my boat until I came back the following weekend. Odor gone, emptied the bowl. That was it.
I wiped few places where I knew there was heavy mold to get rid of the dead stuff but no real scrubbing was needed.
Chlorine Dioxide can't exist for long in the air. It quickly breaks down. Just open up a hatch or two and go have another drink.
It's one job that really is not very hard to do.
Again, Watch this CNN Video. Boater Tech - Boat Smell Removal | Completely Eliminate Odors on Your Boat - Boater Tech
It shows a restaurant in New Orleans being treated to remove mold after floods. They let the employees bring in personal items like clothing to be de-molded as well. No one was scrubbing anything.