School Mold Testing
According to the EPA, twenty percent of the U.S. population, or nearly 55 million people, spend their days in elementary and secondary schools.
Because of their time spent in school facilities, children are particularly susceptible to indoor air pollutants, such as mildew and mold. Schools or day care facilities with can test positive for Stachybotrys, or black mold. The presence of mold contamination can cause health problems for children, teachers and administrators. School children may experience health symptoms
that can range from headaches, coughing, nasal congestion, ear infections and other respiratory problems.
How is the air quality in your school?
Did you know that about twenty percent of the 80,000 public schools have a failure rating for indoor air quality testing? HVAC systems can become contaminated with mold, spreading spores into every classroom. Air conditioners that are not properly maintained can sweat and this excess moisture can cause mold growth.
Moisture can be tracked in by people coming in and out of the school. Carpets can also be moldy after children spill milk, food, glue – and the occasional throw up. When young children sleep near the floor at nap time, they are exposed to the moldy carpets. This can result in sick kids.
Due to limited budgets, indoor air quality testing and mold tests are ignored. However, the cost of remediation is often less than the cost of replacing a severely damaged building or health costs associated with mold exposure.
As the Industry Leader, H&H Environmental Provides:
- Free consultations
- Complete school mold testing and reports
- School mold removal, remediation and abatement
- Mold treatment to prevent future mold and mildew growth
- Mold and fungi removal from flood and water damage
Our professionals are all highly trained experts in industrial hygiene and in the fields of water mitigation and building science.
A healthy learning environment provides many benefits. A mold-free school reduces absenteeism, improves test scores and increases student and staff productivity. Parents and school administrators should work together to ensure that their children’s schools are safe. Programs can be put in place to prevent the growth of indoor contaminants. Proper mold remediation
is an important investment in the health of the students, faculty and for the building itself.
Put our experience to work for your school district. We keep up-to-date information on industry standards and local regulations, and we provide the best guarantees and warranties in the industry.
We provide school mold testing, removal and cleanup services in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City. We can handle large-scale remediation projects for schools and buildings of any size.