Mold Remediation Kit- Safe Tools for General Contractors Fixing Flood Damage
Mold Remediation: Any kind of natural disaster causes a lot of damage for the households. For example, the devastating Hurricane Sandy which has devastated normal life and has left huge wreckage. That’s why, it’s quite a challenge for thousands of people to re-shape their homes and business places again. Often it happens that when the flood water recede, damp materials like wallboard, insulation, wallpaper, wood paneling and carpeting get infested by mold. As a caution all those damp materials need to be removed as early as possible and general contractors too need some extra protection removing and repairing them because the airborne mold spores can be dangerous and can harm ears, nose, mouth and even the mucus membrane of the eye. It is wise to wear protective clothing before undertaking such task, otherwise the removal of these things will get utterly hazardous.
Mold remediation: Easy or Hard?
Mold remediation is no easy and risk-free business. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) states that among the threats the one which is most dangerous is- the dead mold may cause allergic reactions in some people. But that’s not all, because even live mold spores can damage severely. Serious health problem like shortness of breath, obstructive lung disease and mold infections in the lungs can be triggered by the live mold spores. So, dead or alive, mold spores are dangerous and must be taken good care of before trying to do something about it when they infest damp materials.
For these reasons general contractors must be cautious and must sincerely use protective materials before they undertake the work of removing mold infected things. They must use the correct hazmat clothing and lung protection to be safe from getting infected themselves. Good news is that do-it-yourself home and business owners along with experts of mold remediation have access to the same high-quality, affordable equipment necessary to remove mold spores and be safe at the same time.
According to CDC a respirator mask rated N95 is sufficient to prevent such dangers caused by mold spores, though without taking in consideration other facts that may harm- materials that may be present in the clean up. If they fit perfectly N95 masks are able to block only 95% hazardous particles from a Mold remediation. But the real picture is not much the same in the real world. There is real danger in cleaning up house built before 1978, because cleaning up may also mean releasing lead paint particles, especially when ripping out paneling, wallboard, and other household building materials.