Sept. 15a, 2018

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Here’s a little about mold.


Following roof repair, the second phase of a home project is the removal of mold in the ceiling and walls. Mold is a result of the rain that has penetrated the interior of the home due to roof leakage.

Mold in the home can make a person sick, especially for those with allergies or asthma. Whether or not one is allergic to molds, mold exposure can irritate eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs.

These spores, if ingested or inhaled, can cause a range of unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms in humans. The most common mold effects are associated with respiratory response. Severe cases of prolonged exposure to mold can be fatal.

Before work begins, each volunteer puts on a Tyvek HazMat coverall suit, particulate respirator, goggles, and nitrile gloves for personal protection.

When treating the home, every effort is made to protect personal property. Furniture and other household items are removed or covered with plastic before the areas with mold and loose paint are scraped. These areas are sprayed with chemicals and then brushed to work in the chemicals into the scraped surfaces. The mold removal efforts are repeated when necessary.

Once completed the home is swept and personal items are put back in place. These cleanup efforts can take hours or days, depending on the severity of the mold.

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