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Safety Gear Used During Mold Remediation

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Upper Darby understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

If you’ve found mold in your Wayne, Pennsylvania home, you may wonder what to do next. You may be tempted to take care of the problem yourself, but unless you’re a professional, you might not know the proper procedures or have the right equipment. In addition, you might not have the right gear to protect yourself. Mold remediation professionals have safety top-of-mind.

Below is the protective equipment that most experts use.

Face Masks

Safety masks play a major role in mold cleanup. These devices help keep mold spores from entering the lungs. Depending on the job at hand, remediation teams may use full-face or half-face respirators.


Mold can cling to hands. Workers must wear gloves to ensure spores aren’t spread to other areas of your home or other customers’ homes.

Eye Protection

This protective equipment is needed only if the crew uses face masks that don't cover the eyes. Goggles can protect the eyes from debris related to mold removal.


Fungus can also cling to clothing, which is how it travels from location to location. Many professionals wear special coveralls that are washed after each job to limit the spread of mold.

Shoe Coverings

Some coveralls may come with attached boots, but when this is not the case, shoe coverings are needed. The coverings act as a barrier between the workers and the rest of your home, because workers remove the gear before leaving the infested area.

Protective equipment, like face masks and body coverings, are used to not only protect the person handling the mold but also to protect the rest of your home. If you want to properly remove mold, hire a team that uses proper safety gear—and knows how to do the job right.

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