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Mold Personal Protective Equipment

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Was your home flooded? If so, and you were not able to dry it within 24-48 hours, you should assume you may have mold growth. You need to dry everything, including furniture and other items completely, clean up any mold and make sure there isn't still a moisture problem.

You may see or smell mold on drywall, furniture, clothing or other items, but it may also be hidden under or behind things such as carpet, cushions, or walls. 

Before entering your home that you suspect may have mold, at minimum you need to protect yourself by using the foolowing personal protective equipment.

  • Goggles or eye protection
  • N-95 respirator or one with more protection
  • Long sleeved shirt & pants
  • Protective gloves
  • Waterproof boots

If you have a breathing problem like asthma, fo not enter a building with mold damage. Do not enter if you have a weakened immune system. Children should also not enter buildings with suspected mold damage. 

It is best to leave the clean up to the professionals. SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo is here to help with all of your mitigation needs. Give us a call!

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