Having a Mold Problem at School? Know How to Fight This.

Mold Issues - inside Sunbury Elem. School in G...

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Washington High School in Atlanta had experienced a very wet summer causing the school to shut down due to mold. When an environment experiences lots of moist wet weather it can affect buildings and can contaminate school with mold and low levels of mold spores. Having these problems in the schools can be caused by leaky roofs, humidity and gutters that cause water to drain around the building.

Mold can cause serious health problems like asthma attacks, allergic reactions and other serious respiratory reactions to staff and students. Mold can grow almost anywhere and not having proper ventilation can make this condition worse.  Mold can grow on almost any surface, it’s important to have those areas cleaned and removed of mold. There are many ways to prevent this mold from reoccurring.

Make sure that you fix any leaks as soon as you see them. Watch for condensation when it gets too muggy, vent any appliances that cause moisture to go outside. Dry damp areas with 48 hours to prevent mold from growing. It’s important to protect the foundation and make sure that the drainage is working properly and flowing away from the building. Taking these precautions can save alot of time and money in the long run.

For more information, visit this link – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/09/could-your-school-have-a-mold-problem/

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