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How to Help Prevent Health Effects from Mold Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Don't try to tackle mold damage on your own as you may simply contribute to the spread of the problem. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Considers Safety as Primary When Dealing With a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold spores can cause a variety of health effects, and protecting yourself against them is important until SERVPRO's work remediating mold damage in your Santa Rosa Beach home is complete. While colonies of most species tend to develop into large, foul-smelling and unsightly patches of growth, individual organisms and their offspring are microscopic and difficult to detect without specialized equipment. Keeping track of these safety precautions can help to keep your family from suffering health effects until the mold is gone.

By far the most important consideration when dealing with mold damage in Santa Rosa Beach is to make sure that proper sanitation is observed in all possible aspects. Hand-washing is essential to prevent spores from accumulating and spreading on your skin and is often more effective than hand sanitizing products. However, in a pinch, using alcohol and chemical-based hand sanitizer can also help to kill mold spores and any bacteria alongside them. We take care to sanitize your home throughout all steps of our work.

Face Masks
Some health effects can be caused by breathing in spores and toxins produced by some species. Black mold, in particular, can create hazardous atmospheric conditions and composition in your home. Paper face masks and filters are inexpensive, easily obtained, and highly effective in keeping spores out of your airways.

Common Sense
The easiest way to avoid harm from an infestation in your home is to use common sense whenever you are dealing with the fungus or its consequences. Let SERVPRO professionals take care of the work and just make sure to keep yourself safe. Never touch mold or attempt to clean surfaces on your own unless our technicians give specific approval of the action. In general, avoiding problem areas entirely is the best way to keep yourself safe, but be wary if you ever need to come closer.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties has the experience and certifications necessary to handle mold problems in a safe, professional manner. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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