'Mold in Schools' outlines the adverse effects of the toxic fungal infestation as well as necessary protocol school officials must follow in order to ensure the safety of its population of students, faculty, and parents.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 30, 2013
It is true that mold and its spores, or seeds, exist in every indoor and outdoor environment. However, when counts of toxic mold spores spike indoors in comparison to their outdoor counterparts, symptoms like skin irritation, eye irritation, congestion, respiratory difficulties, and high fevers can plague even those without any known allergies to mold. School officials in Montgomery County, Maryland have recently released reports to concerned parents around the district as they have uncovered a rash of mold outbreaks in area schools. While mold remediation has commenced, making affected areas safer for students, teachers, and parents, mold experts suggest further action must be taken to ensure the safety of inhabitants of the schools.
SI Restoration has been servicing the Maryland community with residential and commercial mold removal services since 1989. For over two decades, Maryland residents have counted on SI Restoration to provide expert services and knowledge on the silent threat known as toxic mold growth. Its recent publication, “Mold in Schools,” outlines the adverse effects of the toxic fungal infestation as well as necessary protocol school officials must follow in order to ensure the safety of its population of students, faculty, and parents.
The Washington Post reveals that fliers were delivered to parents and guardians about the outbreak and how toxic mold spores can negatively affect those who come in contact with them. The Washington Post also reveals that one Maryland school in particular found mold in 30 of their classrooms as recently as September.
SI Restoration explains in their publication that effective mold remediation requires attacking the toxic fungus at its source. One of the most pressing mold FAQs is, “How does mold grow?” While molds need dark, warm climates to thrive, moisture is mold’s number one source of growth. Professional remediation service providers must follow strict industry standards outlined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in order to guarantee safe practices are carried out during the eradication process. SI Restoration explains that these practices include:
- Use of Commercial-Grade dehumidifiers
- Use of EPA/OSHA-approved cleaning agents
- Proper Disposal of affected materials
About SI Restoration:
For more than 22 years, SI Restoration has provided water damage, fire restoration, mold remediation / removal, hoarding cleanup, flood restoration repair, smoke damage and other restoration services. The company services commercial, industrial and residential customers with an IICRC certified staff. To learn more about SI Restoration, please visit http://www.si-restoration.com.