Being Safe with Mold in Roseville
Take Precautions When Encountering Mold on Your Property
No matter how you discovered mold on your property or how long you have been exposed to it, proper safety precautions must be followed and observed as soon as you are sure of mold's presence. Mold can cause health effects. If contamination is extensive or a particularly dangerous strain of mold is present, heavy safety precautions or vacation of the property may be necessary to ensure your safety and health. However, those come with the advice of SERVPRO technicians and inspectors. In the meantime, try to observe these precautions when near mold damage.
Wear a Mask
Using a face mask may protect you from most of the worst types of harm from mold damage in Roseville. Whether it is a large, full-face mask or a small, mouth and nose only mask, anything that helps to filter the air you breath can likely stop most mold spores and prevent most health effects. SERVPRO technicians always wear a mask of some kind when dealing with mold, and you should, too.
Never Touch Mold
Never touch mold under any circumstances. In addition to potentially harmful spores, mold may also produce toxins that can rub off on your hand if you try to clean or remove it yourself. Let our technicians and inspectors handle the mold, as they have specialized gloves and equipment designed to protect from mold and training to avoid its more dangerous aspects.
Pay Attention to Breathing and Your Body
If you find yourself short of breath, gasping for air, wheezing, or otherwise impaired in your breathing, you should leave the area immediately and inform one of our employees of the situation. The same advice goes for any feelings of lightheadedness or sleepiness. Any abnormal health effects should be considered dangerous and potentially life-threatening, especially with large or uninspected mold cases.
SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville deals with mold so that you do not have to. If you have further questions or need our help dealing with mold damage, give us a call at (916) 966-2601.