Steps Necessary for Safe Mold Remediation in Your Dallas Home
SERVPRO Protects Your Dallas Home during Mold Removal
A Dallas property with mold has many problems, including unsightly patches and stains on structural surfaces, musty smells, and physical degradation of fabrics and wood items. The hazards mold poses when someone attempts to remove it complicate the problem since skin contact or inhalation is risky. Having a safety plan is necessary before attempting mold remediation.
Safety during mold remediation in Dallas properties must be comprehensive since the fungus is a menace to those removing it and those living there. The two circumstances create different requirements, so SERVPRO invests in unique safety resources to keep any harmful mold effects at bay.
Ways to limit mold exposure
- Setting up airtight containment
- Using vacuums to extract moldy residues
- Using PPE when cleaning up moldy areas
The mold colonies growing on surfaces are relatively safe if they remain undisturbed. However, wiping, physical agitation or air currents break the colonies apart, releasing light debris into the air and heightening the chances of exposure through inhalation. Our SERVPRO technicians wear respirators when agitating areas with heavy mold.
Other helpful PPE items
- Rubber boots
- Full-body suits
- Heavy-duty gloves
Since protecting house occupants is essential, we can do full or sectional containment. We use 6-mill plastic sheets to seal doors and hallways or create airtight rooms within rooms.
Capturing Mold Residues
Since many removal processes break down mold colonies into fine residues, effectively capturing them is an essential safety step. Using a vacuum system with HEPA filters to clean surfaces is one effective way to capture residues. Our SERVPRO crews can also use air filtration devices to help clear the air once we finish cleanup. Another essential step for containing residues is using self-sealing bags to collect materials torn down from the structure, such as drywall, carpet, and insulation.
You can rely on SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for safe mold remediation eliminating its effects “Like it never even happened.” Call (972) 227-0800.