SPF Isn’t Dangerous To Use If You Work With Professional Applicators
SPF applicators highly recommend their key trade product as new roofs, additional external protective layers, insulation, and more. However, information from the internet can mislead property owners about the health consequences of SPF. For example, we’ve read that dried and cured SPF can cause skin irritation and degrade air quality inside a home.
Having worked alongside and installed numerous open and closed-cell layers, we can verify that SPF is a safe material. However, its safety depends greatly on who applies it in your home. If you work with professional and certified applicators, your SPF application is not only effective, but it ensures the safety of your home once applicators finish the process.
Safety Equipment That Professionals Use
Qualified SPF applicators and respective businesses use a specific set of protective SPF equipment. This set of equipment is similar to anti-contamination or hazardous materials suits. Thick polyester overalls ensure applicators come in zero contact with SPF materials. Face masks and visors remove the risk of SPF getting into their eyes and mouths.
For homeowners planning to use DIY SPF kits, it’s essential they use the same equipment. In doing so, they assure their personal safety and remove any health hazards possible against themselves. Furthermore, working with professionals ensures each layer receives proper application and curing.
Proper Process of Application and Drying
SPF spray machines require frequent calibration. In some cases, veteran applicators, such as us at Ener Spray, use custom equipment to apply open and closed-cell SPF in the most accurate way possible. It also ensures we apply equal and ample layers of SPF to deliver the insulation or external protection your property needs.
Next, we make sure the SPF has dried and cured by the time you return to your home. Applicators must guarantee that homeowners will not inhale any SPF that they have freshly applied. The dried and hardened foam will never become inhalable particulate with the proper application and drying of 24-48 hours or 1-2 days.
Certification of Applicators
The Canadian Urethane Foam Contractor’s Association (CUFCA) oversees SPF applicator certification by training and examining applicators from different companies. SPF applicators with this certification can deliver the quality of work and application needed to deliver outstanding product quality for property owners.
On the other hand, CUFCA is just one spray foam installation regulating board. The truth is, SPF manufacturers have different standards because they have training and certification programs they specifically design for their own products. However, you can be sure that a brand-certified contractor can deliver top-quality work.
Consequences of Bare Skin Contact With SPF
When skin interacts with SPF, it absorbs the latter’s isocyanates. In doing so, it will cause severe breathing and severe skin irritation in many cases. Inhalation can cause similar symptoms to asthma due to substance slowly drying inside the lungs. Inhaling SPF can lead to fatal consequences, which makes it important to work with professionals who have the right safety equipment and SPF application procedures.
In case you have yet to find a dependable SPF applicator near you, we at Ener Spray can help you with all your SPF needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can accomplish with you.