In many years, mold has been a serious issue in several schools. Besides resulting in staining and other damage on school property, it is also a big health risk for some of our most vulnerable members of society: our children. In general, the symptoms of mold — such as coughing, watery eyes, itchy skin, etc., can come off as symptoms of other allergens and the common flu. So, hiring a mold removal company is essential.
There’s no doubt that schools need to free themselves of mold contamination, but the question of how to do it is still a challenge. If your school is facing a mold issue, you can escalate the matter by reaching out to a school board trustee. Simply put, you must ensure that the right people are aware of the mold issue and the school’s mold remediation efforts. Doing so will help put pressure on the school to remediate correctly.
Understanding the Problem of Mold in Schools
As noted earlier, common mold symptoms in students could include more frequent headaches, coughing, watery eyes, itchy skin, and other common allergy symptoms.
However, because their immune systems are still developing, children and teenagers may have a more severe reaction to mold than adults. So the effects of these symptoms may be worse for young people than for most others; they can potentially cause other health issues as well.
The areas where mold can grow is in washrooms, kitchens, and other areas with increased moisture, humidity, and water levels. You will typically find mold growth in the corner of showers, in your tile grout, and in the case of classrooms and hallways, on or beneath the drywall.
Steps to Mold Remediation in Schools
Get Professionals to Inspect the School
You should start by getting a professional indoor air quality (IAQ) test. This is very important because you have to ensure you have to get an accurate understanding of not only your indoor mold concentration levels, but of humidity and moisture as well.
In addition, you should get a professional contractor like IBX Services to inspect your mold growth and damage. The reality with mold is that it’s a symptom of another deeper issue — e.g., elevated humidity or moisture levels, or water intrusion and damage.
Prevent the Mold From Returning
Finally, you must work on preventing the mold infestation from occurring. This includes keeping tabs on areas with higher moisture and humidity levels as well as responding to water damage (e.g., from flooding, leaks, etc) as soon as possible.
Be it the health of your staff and students to the reputation of your school, you cannot afford to let mold fester and grow. But, without professional mold removal services, you will be at risk of repeat mold outbreaks. Don’t lose time to call IBX Services Team at +1-416-252-5959. We are always ready for you!