Sunday, September 24, 2006

Taking Health Precautions During Mould/Mold Cleanup and Removal

To minimize exposure and/or potential health risks from conducting a mold remediation project, take the following precautions:
  • Wear respiratory (nose and mouth) protection when handling or cleaning moldy materials.
  • The minimal type of breathing mask, or respirator, that should be used for protection from mold particles is an "N-95" particulate respirator approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • Wear protective clothing that can be laundered or discarded after the project.
  • Wear gloves and eye protection.
  • Follow the recommended mold cleaning and removal steps to minimize dust dispersal

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Did You Know? Mold Fact of the Day

Did you know that you can react badly to mold in your home or work environment - whether it is ALIVE or DEAD? So, just because the mold is considered 'dead' doesn't make it any easier on your health!

Mold is a Sneaky Foe - Mold in the Laundry Room

You might not ever think of this as a harborer of mold, but the laundry room could be a problem! An unvented clothes dryer is a virtual incubator for mold - since it's moist and very warm -- an ideal environment for mold to grow!

Check into getting that dryer vented -- it'll help greatly.