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How to Safely Remove Vermiculite Insulation

How to Safely Remove Vermiculite Insulation

Once a popular insulation material in the mid-20th century, vermiculite has become a known health hazard due to its potential asbestos content. As workplace safety experts, we recognize the significance of handling vermiculite insulation cautiously. Below, we delve into the risks associated with vermiculite insulation and share tips on safe removal.Is vermiculite insulation dangerous, and what precautions should be taken? The lightweight, fire-resistant, odorless, and permeable material t …
Jan 8th 2024 PK Safety Team
Levels of Mold Remediation: Understanding the Stages of Mold

Levels of Mold Remediation: Understanding the Stages of Mold

Mold is a common household fungus that can grow in indoor and outdoor environments. While some types of mold are harmless, others can pose serious health risks, especially for individuals with allergies or respiratory sensitivities. Additionally, untreated mold growth can cause damage to properties, making it essential to address mold infestations promptly. In this article, we’ll discuss the different levels of mold remediation to help you safely and effectively address the issue.What are t …
Dec 11th 2023 PK Safety Team
How to Safely Remove Mold

How to Safely Remove Mold

Mold is much easier to control ahead of time than to remove. However, once mold takes up residence in a building, you’ll need mold remediation to remove it and repair the damage that it causes. Here are the things you need to know before getting started on your mold removal project.The Dangers of MoldThe mold cleanup process needs to be started as soon as you notice mold. There are different kinds of mold, and many of them are harmful and can spread very quickly. People can be exposed to mold sp …
Feb 15th 2022 PK Safety Team
Valuable Tips for Effective Mold Remediation

Valuable Tips for Effective Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is the process of removing mold and repairing mold-related damage in buildings. There are two important things to remember when dealing with mold: it is easier to prevent mold by controlling moisture and monitoring humidity levels; and when you face the mold danger, it is urgent that you take care of it immediately since it is harmful and is able to spread very fast. Studies have found that mold grows on materials that remain wet for 48 hours. A simple and easy way of prevent …
Feb 8th 2017 Mila Adamovica
Mold Cleanup Kit Protects Workers Fixing Flood Damage

Mold Cleanup Kit Protects Workers Fixing Flood Damage

For thousands of people affected by Hurricanes, cleaning up and making their homes and businesses habitable again is a big challenge. When the flood waters recede it is often replaced by mold in damp materials like wallboard, insulation, carpeting, wallpaper, and wood paneling. All of that material needs to be removed, and workers need to be protected from airborne mold spores that can get into cuts and scrapes, ears, nose, mouth, and even the mucous membrane of the eye. To remove these hazar …
Nov 19th 2012 Justin McCarter
Superstorm Sandy Leaves Mold Problems for Flood Vicitms

Superstorm Sandy Leaves Mold Problems for Flood Vicitms

Clean up from superstorm Sandy is going to take time. One of the ongoing problems the residents who saw flooding will face is getting rid of the mold. As they reclaim their houses and businesses, they are finding flooring, chairs, walls, and other porous materials that have been wet for more than a couple of days are accumulating mold colonies. The longer the mold is allowed to continue to grow, the more dangerous it becomes to people operating in the area, and the more difficult it bec …
Nov 13th 2012 Justin McCarter
How Long Do My Respirator Filters Last?

How Long Do My Respirator Filters Last?

Last week a customer sent us a question asking how long the 3M 2097 Particulate Mold Filters last. The answer is - it depends. Since it's a fairly common question, and "it depends" is such an unsatisfactory answer, we thought we'd explain it here in a bit more detail. The useful life of filters and cartridges is not fixed. In the case of the 3M 2097 P100 (HEPA) filters, we have two elements to consider: the filter and the charcoal layer. The P100 HEPA (which stands for High-Eff …
May 2nd 2012 Justin McCarter