What Happens When a School Has Mold?
We entrust our children to the care of their schools, but far too often the unthinkable happens: due to budget shortages, lack of proper inspections and oversight, aging properties, or any other number of contributing factors, a mold infestation can easily cause major headaches for students, families, teachers, and administrators alike. So what happens when a school has mold? Here are some of the important steps that need to be taken by everyone who has potentially been exposed to a mold infestation in a school environment.
MONITOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN FOR SYMPTOMS OF SICKNESS.
Mold can cause all kinds of health problems: everything from allergic reactions to respiratory problems, headaches to nausea, and many other symptoms. If you’ve been informed that you were exposed to mold in a school environment, then you should be even more attentive than usual to any unusual physical experiences that could indicate a mold-related health issue. If you have any suspicions about a possible problem, then reach out to a medical professional sooner rather than later. It’s best not to mess with something as serious as mold – depending on the kind of toxic spores you and your little ones have been exposed to, the consequences could be dire. So don’t hesitate to err on the safe side and exercise caution when it comes to exposure to mold: you just might save a life because black mold can be deadly!
CALL FOR A PROFESSIONAL MOLD REMEDIATION SERVICE.
Mold removal isn’t something that a school janitor or other maintenance staff member can properly address unless he or she happens to have all the latest mold testing and mold inspection equipment, not to mention the highest quality mold removal technology and the latest training and certification in mold remediation services. When it comes to something as important as identifying and removing mold in a school, there should be only the best service providers conducting the mold inspection and mold removal. If you’re a parent or teacher and you’re not seeing a reputable company being hired to address the mold infestation problem, then it’s crucial that you ask the hard questions of school administrators about why they aren’t investing in the long-term health of their students and staff. And if you’re an administrator who has to balance a budget, then please consider how nothing else in your school building will matter – no amount of education or development – if the students and teachers are getting sick.
HELP MAINTAIN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF SCHOOL LEADERS.
Of course it’s impossible to keep any indoor space completely free of any toxins or microbial threats, but proactive attention by parents, teachers, administrators and staff can make all the difference in the world when it comes to providing the safest educational spaces for our children in the months and years to come after a mold infestation. It’s also a sad fact that many school districts have buildings that are far older and less well-maintained than they should be due to budgetary constraints, but that’s all the more reason for everyone who sets foot on school grounds to do their part in trying to keep school facilities as clean and dry as possible. The “see something, say something” principle applies really well here: if you notice something that doesn’t seem right, whether it’s a damp or discolored surface, or a musty smell, then speak up and let a school leader know. Then make sure to follow up later to make sure that it’s been properly addressed. After all, what could be more important than the safety of the children and staff in any school environment?
LEARN MORE AND GET PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT.
For more information about mold problems in schools, check out this helpful resource from the American Federation of Teachers: https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/fs_mold0210.pdf. If you find yourself experiencing the unthinkable in your school, then it’s time to contact AdvantaClean. Since 1994, our mold remediation technicians have been making harmful and toxic spores like black mold disappear from residential and commercial structures across America. We’re certified by the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) so when we come into your educational institution, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that your mold remediation is being done the right way the first time. Our superior mold inspection and mold testing equipment will identify every spot of mold in your school – even the spots that are hiding behind the walls where you can’t see them – and our state of the art HEPA-filtered vacuum systems will ensure that the mold is suctioned away from your facility for good. We’ll leave behind a coat of the most powerful anti-microbial solution available to keep the mold away from everyone in your school, from faculty, staff, parents and most important of all, the students.
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