Much attention is paid to black mold present in homes and mold in hospitals, yet you rarely hear about mold infestations in schools. Damp moldy conditions are extremely harmful to school children. Children's lungs for one thing are still developing, and are more susceptible to airborne pathogens. Mold releases spores, and toxins known as mycotoxins into the air supply, which any children in the affected areas will breath in. Children also breath more air than adults do, so children's exposure to any mold present will always be greater than an adults. Children are also more susceptible to illness than adults are, including lung infections.
Mold always points to another underlying problem, excessive moisture, and this moisture can, over time, destroy building materials. Excessive water in your school can lead to a variety of other problems, including causing your building materials to "off gas", which can release chemicals into the buildings air supply, such as phthalates. Phthalates are a component of PVC, which is present in most schools today. A mold remediation expert can pin point the cause of this excessive moisture, and help you to address it, stopping further black mold infestations, as well as preventing other damages and ill effects caused by excessive moisture.
Mold is also very unsanitary. Mold always causes airborne pollutants, as this is how mold spreads and reproduces. If your school has poor ventilation, or is not maintained properly, mold can quickly thrive, if excessive moisture is present as well. It does not matter what time of year it is, mold can grow and take over your school at any time of the year, including winter. Delaying to act on excessive moisture and the presence of black mold will only make matters worse, as the longer one waits to treat mold, the more it spreads, and the harder it is to remove, not to mention more costly. If you have, or suspect that you have black mold or any dangerous mold present in your school, now is the time to call a professional in for a mold inspection.
Cat5 has over ten years of experience in dealing with mold remediation in schools, hospitals and government agencies and buildings. We have not only the experience and manpower you need to tackle mold head on, we are also IICRC certified, which is the mold removal industries gold standard. You need professionals that have a sterling reputation, backed by and IICRC certification to handle your schools black mold remediation, not some fly by night mold remediation company. We strive to perform every mold remediation job with as little disruption to the school as possible, while still containing and eliminating the dangerous black mold. If you have or suspect you have black mold, call in the pros from ABC mold remediators and schedule a mold inspection and consultation today.