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Mold and Masks Go Together

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

specialist in PPE combating mold in an apartment Mold remediation in a Westwood Village, CA

The word "mold" can strike dread in the hearts of homeowners in Westwood Village, CA. If you see patches of this fungus on carpets, furniture, drywall or anywhere else indoors, or if you smell a musty odor and can't locate its source, it's a good idea to opt for a professional inspection and hire a mold remediation expert to resolve the problem. Remediation professionals understand the high importance of mold safety, especially the use of face masks. They have the knowledge and know-how to restore your property quickly, thoroughly and cost effectively.

What Equipment Do Professionals Use?

To limit their exposure, mold technicians wear specially designed protective gear and use the latest user-safe equipment and technologies when treating mold damage:

Protective suits and long, mid-arm length gloves are essential. Because technicians use strong, professional-grade cleaning solutions, they use gloves made from natural rubber, polyurethane or other high-tech materials.
Among personal protective equipment, well-fitted face masks are a must. Many remediation professionals use an N-95 respirator, which is federally recommended as the best option to trap mold spores and to prevent breathing them in.
To keep mold or spores from getting into eyes, goggles without ventilation holes are also a critical piece of protective wear.

How Does Mold Develop?
Molds are a normal part of our natural environment. Problems arise when mold begins to grow indoors, in your house, where it can grow on any surface if one element is present: moisture. Water leaks, for instance, often trigger rapid mold growth that can spread in as little as 48 to 72 hours.
Mold remediation specialists employ state-of-the-art training, processes, and equipment to analyze and manage mold issues. Face masks and other personal protective items are vital to safety. Because a mold infestation can cause significant property damage and even property loss if left untreated, it is always a good idea to call in professionals immediately to assess a problem before it worsens.

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