Another day, another opportunity! I feel a little nostalgic. This mask is one of my older ones and has lasted me going on two years now.
How? - Don't reef on the straps, especially in cold weather. - Clean after every use with gentle technique. Soap, water and a dish cloth are all you need to have a pristine respirator. - Be especially careful with the valves and sealing rings, they are delicate, and without them, the mask is next to useless; until you have half a dozen old ones kicking around to salvage spare parts from, you want to take this to heart.
At 150-250 per mask (depending on where you shop,) it's not fun having to buy new ones all the time.
I harp on anyone who will hear it about safety and cleanliness while doing this line of work, cause it matters. Your lungs, your heart, your overall health, all deserve it.
Buy the mask. Clean it regularly. Buy the good cartridges with covers. It's your life.
Parting note, I specifically recommend the 3m model. I have personally smash tested a few brands of full face respirators (not naming names cause getting sued is for losers,) but I can tell you that my 3m was the only one that didn't smash apart like an egg.
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