by the Professional Power Tool Guide
Most of the time, when people hire a professional to complete an improvement or demolition project on their homes, they do so because something about the job makes it too complex or dangerous to complete themselves. While many people fantasize about being the kind of people that can complete these jobs themselves, the truth is that access to the proper tools and equipment makes it impossible in many instances. And then there’s always the simple fact that most of the professionals that you hire have spent years perfecting their expertise in one area or another. If you are attempting a demolition job that will have you working around potential pollutants or other hazardous materials, you will need a 3M 6000 Series Half Mask Respirator.
Many people are unaware that completing a construction project on their home puts them at risk for inhaling harmful substances that are kicked up during demolition and installation. Any time that a project has you working in a fairly enclosed space, you should always consider donning a 3M 6000 Series Half Mask Respirator. This will ensure that you will be able to breathe through the entire task without inhaling something toxic.
For people with older homes it is a real concern that opening up a wall or ceiling might expose asbestos, which can be very hazardous in the lungs and can even cause some forms of cancer. If you are attempting an improvement project on your older home, and you suspect that you might be dealing with asbestos along the way, it becomes even more important for you to protect your health with a 3M 6000 Series Half Mask Respirator. Even when you wear these masks, however, you should realize that they are no substitute with the proper ventilation and taking breaks in the fresh air.
If you’ve thought that you would be just fine tying a bandana around your face and neck, or donning the type of dust masks that you can find in any home improvement store, you should know that there are some particulates that are simply too small to be caught by these products. Take care of your health by using the 3M 6000 Series Half Mask Respirator instead. You don’t have to invest and arm and a leg, as the 6000 Series is designed to be effective and affordable. You can also by replacement parts separately to extend the life of the mask.