Mold can be a common problem in buildings but should viewed as an important concern especially when it is found in public places like in schools.
Mold infestations in colleges is a serious problem because hundreds of students can be sensitive and can pose a health risk to students who have asthma or respiratory conditions. Universities or colleges should have their areas where mold can be found inspected regularly.
Consequences of Not Handling Mold Correctly
Current news from a college in the east coast had a very serious mold problem. Work that was being done during an HVAC replacement caused a floor pipe to burst, causing tons of water to flow into the basement of a school’s dental clinic.
The problem was, a main contractor did not wait for the area to completely dry and ripped out material from the building that had already contained existing black mold. The main contractor did not warn the subcontractor to shut off their fans or their desiccant.
The result, mold being blown all around the building.
Handling mold correctly and using proper protocol is crucial to avoid exposure to toxic mold. Hire a professional company that will develop a remediation plan to avoid mold exposure.
Seacliff Environmental is a licensed mold removal and remediation contractor. In the case of an emergency, Seacliff Environmental will remove all wet materials from the site and provide the necessary air circulation to deter dampness before bacteria can multiply.
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