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4 ways to protect yourself during mold removal

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 4 ways to protect yourself during mold removal Need help with Mold removal call SERVPRO of Piatt/Dewitt counties at (217) 935-2992.

How to protect yourself during mold removal

If your company in Piatt/Dewitt counties is suffering from mold growth, you’ll want to take swift action to remedy the problem. In the event that you’ll be present during any or all of the mold remediation process, make sure you take the proper precautions to protect yourself from any side effects of the mold.

1. Use a Face Mask

An air-purifying respirator will protect your lungs from any mold spores in the air. This piece of equipment should be the number on item on your shopping list when dealing with mold growth. Face masks come in both disposable and reusable varieties and are offered with different efficiency levels.

2. Get good eye protection

You’ll want to make sure you have eye protection. Regular glasses won’t cut it; you want wraparound safety googles that fit snugly against your face to prevent any spores getting into your eyes. If you find yourself near moldy drywall, particular moldy drywall that has been cut or torn, dust could fly into your eyes if you are not wearing the proper eye protection. You also want to prevent any chemicals from entering your eyes.

3. Wear Disposable gloves

Gloves should be worn when you are in the vicinity of mold. They can be latex, vinyl, or rubber. Ensure they fit properly, as the wrong size can lead to mold spores sneaking in. Always take off your gloves before leaving the site of the mold remediation and never touch your eyes or nose while wearing them.

4. Cover Everything

Wear a special covering over you clothing, shoes, and hair. Disposable suits are available. You should still change and wash your clothing upon leaving the site. You don’t want to spread mold growth via your clothes or shoes.

By following these four safety measure, you should be able to protect yourself while mold remediation professionals remove mold from your Piatt/Dewitt county business. Hiring experts to handle very step in the removal process is often the economically smart option; they have the advanced equipment needed to get the job done quickly and correctly, and you won’t need to be around the mold at all.

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