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PPE Is Important When Fighting Mold Damage in Fort Collins

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

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When Tackling Mold Damage in Fort Collins, PPE is Crucial 

Personal Protective Equipment is an important part of every mold remediation job in Fort Collins. Mold removal can be extremely dirty, tedious, and even dangerous, especially if you are not wearing the right PPE. To be on the safe side, it is advisable to hire an experienced mold remediation company to treat mold damage in your home.

At SERVPRO, we have a long history dealing with mold damage in Fort Collins and can dispatch our technicians anytime you have an emergency. Our techniques and equipment are up to date with IICRC guidelines, ensuring that every restoration process goes smoothly and efficiently.

Mold is everywhere -- outside on rotting plants, wood, and soil, and inside on wallpaper, drywall, carpet, and insulation. Personal protective equipment for mold damage restoration is necessary because the process of cleaning up the fungus exposes you to potentially dangerous mold spores. These spores are very light and can easily become airborne, making it easy to inhale them. Inhaling mold spores can lead to mold-related health effects.

SERVPRO technicians use gloves and protective clothing to minimize exposure to the skin. In areas with severe mold damage (particularly in the attic, crawlspace, or basement where humidity could be high and ventilation poor) or any situation where there is a toxic black mold, we use advanced protective equipment. These include full body coveralls and a full face P100 respirator.

The biggest problem with any type of mold damage is that they all involve spores that reproduce and spread easily to other areas. It is important to contain the mold growth to the source as best as possible, thus preventing it from spreading. As a general rule of thumb, SERVPRO employees wear new protective clothing before each day of work and discard used material after leaving the contaminated area. We also make a point of thoroughly washing or wiping off any tools used in the mold remediation before removing them from the area.

Keeping your home properly-ventilated is one of the most important steps in preventing mold growth and mold damage. Apart from controlling mold spores, it can help keep other indoor air pollutants (such as dust, pollen, carbon monoxide, asbestos, and radon) from accumulating and causing damage. Most houses today are more airtight than before, making it hard for outdoor air to penetrate inside. Ventilation can also help reduce indoor moisture, which is essential because moisture is an important factor in mold growth.

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If you have a mold damage situation, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Fort Collins. We are a locally based and operated business, making us uniquely positioned to respond quickly to your emergency. You can reach us anytime at (970) 493-6335.

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