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SERVPRO Safety: Water and Mold Remediation; ladder usage, electrical encounters

1/8/2024 (Permalink)

Man leading class Steve Singleton, our construction manager, discussing different SERVPRO safety procedures.

Our SERVPRO mitigation and reconstruction teams held a safety meeting at the start of the year to go over remediation reminders and protocol to safely handle water and mold jobs as well as general safety of using ladders and electrical encounters.

If a water loss is considered to be category 3 by a crew leader- meaning the water is grossly contaminated, containing bacterium, viruses, toxigenic (poison) or other harmful agents that can cause adverse reactions, our team will always wear required PPE such as gloves, boots, coveralls (Tyvek), eye protection and masks. HEPA air filtration (air scrubbers) and HEPA vacuuming will be required, with the possibility of containment of the area.

HEPA is a type of pleated mechanical air filter. It is an acronym for "high efficiency particulate air [filter]" (as officially defined by the U.S. Dept. of Energy) Filters meeting the HEPA standard must satisfy certain levels of efficiency.

If mold is present at a jobsite, containment and PPE will be required along with HEPA air filtration (negative air) and HEPA vacuuming with the possibility of using a HEPA air scrubber. SERVPRO crew leaders will take the lead in identifying the level of containment, getting approval, and implementing PPE and documentation.

Our construction manager, Steve Singleton, will be contacted for mold consultation. He has extensive knowledge in the industry due to his 12 IICRC certifications including: Master Water Restorer, Master Fire and Smoke Restorer, and Residential Mold Inspector. He also has 2 OSHA Health and Safety certifications and is a Licensed Asbestos Inspector. 

There are 5 levels of mold contamination, depending on the square foot of infestation. At 10 square feet of affected area, it is recommended to call a removal company to handle the clean up SAFELY. We would never want you to put yourself in danger. It’s best to let a professional handle a situation such as this. You can trust SERVPRO of Jonesboro to follow all the required protocols necessary to handle any unsafe water losses and mold infestations.

If you experience an emergency water loss or suspect mold, call us today to set up an inspection.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro
3025 Peabody Drive | Jonesboro, AR 72404
870-604-4725 Office | www.SERVPROjonesboro.com

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