4 Safety Tips For Mold Removal

Posted on: 28 July 2015

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If you are removing mold from your home, you must be sure that you are meeting all safety requirements for doing so. Mold can cause a number of health issues if you accidentally breathe it in or get any mold spores in your mouth. Mold can cause things such as difficulty breathing, irritated eyes, and more. Here are four safety tips for mold removal to follow:

  1. Wear a Respirator: Breathing in mold can cause throat irritation and lead to difficulty breathing, so when you are removing mold from your home, you must wear a respirator. You can purchase one of these from your local hardware store. Be sure that you follow instructions for tightening the respirator on your face to ensure that it fits properly. If the respirator does not fit properly, then you can still be breathing the mold in through the holes. 
  2. Wear Gloves: When you are removing mold from your home, you must be sure that you are wearing gloves, especially ones that reach at least to the middle of your forearm to ensure that no mold spores are left on your hands. Even after you take the gloves up, be sure that you wash your hands thoroughly to guarantee that you do not spread any mold spores around the house. Also, be sure that you discard the gloves in the trash cans outside of your home.
  3.  Wear Goggles: Mold can cause eye irritation, which is why wearing goggles is so important. If you aren't wearing goggles, you can experience eye irritation for a few days and this can hinder your ability to drive and more. Once you have finished with mold removal, you should either dispose of the goggles or be sure that you wash them as thoroughly as possible before using them again.
  4. Wash Your Clothing:  After mold removal, you should wash your clothing right away. Be sure that you wash them separately from other clothing and don't let them sit in the laundry basket since this can allow mold spores to grow and spread in there. 

By following these four safety tips for mold removal, you can ensure that you do not suffer from health problems and you do not spread more mold throughout your home. This is really important to ensuring that mold removal is done as thoroughly as possible and does not become a problem again in your home any time in the near future. For more information, or for jobs you find beyond yourself, contact companies like Authorized Services