Personal Protective Equipment – Water Mitigation
Water mitigation jobs come in all types of variety because of the different types of water damage. The three types of water damages are white, grey, and black. Depending on which type of water our production crew is going to encounter on a job greatly effects they type of personal protective equipment they will wear.
White water jobs usually only entail a mask and some sort of foot protection, there are some water jobs that call for extra personal protective equipment. The different types of water that the loss encountered determine what kinds of PPE our crew will be sporting.
White water cause of loss would be where our crew only need a mask and foot protection. This is because white water is considered clean water. Grey water might call for a few extra pieced of PPE, like gloves and eye wear. This time of water loss might contain contaminants, so it is important to take those extra steps. Finally, Black Water is where you might see our production crew fully suited. This type of water loss can be contaminated with pathogens and toxins. At SERVPRO of Anderson, a black water job would entail full body suit, eyewear, gloves, and a HEPA mask.