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  • Writer's pictureCorey Provencal

Central Florida Schools and Mold, Do these decisions make matters worse?

Florida schools are continually fighting mold. But some of their own decisions might be making the problem worse:

•Turning off the air conditioning in some classrooms at nights, on weekends and during vacations to save money. The result: High humidity, which promotes mold growth.

•Not drying carpets adequately. Carpet is often left wet in humid classrooms. This creates a humidity problem but also can result in stinky odors and mold growing on floors.

• John P. Lapotaire, CIEC • Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant • Microshield Environmental Services, LLC www.Microshield-ES.com

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