MOLD REMEDIATION PROCEDURES AT A NEW JERSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MOLD REMEDIATION PROCEDURES AT A NEW JERSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Original hosted in "MACE", contributed by Social Updater on 13/03/2015
Microbiological remediation procedures at an Elementary School in Central New Jersey are discussed. Significant amplification was noted visually and sampling of air and surfaces confirmed visual observations. Preliminary sampling identified airborne levels of countable fungi that ranged as high as 261,000 str/m3 with Aspergillus/Penicillium-like species comprising more 90% of the sample loading. Significant amplification was noted in the carpets (>12 million CFU/gram) dominated by either Cladosporium or Penicillium. The specific remedial plan developed by the authors and contractors addressed issues necessary to properly remediate the building and reduce occupant exposures to potentially toxigenic and/or allergenic species of fungi. Active communication procedures between concerned parties were part of the remedial plan as well. The project was successfully completed and the start of the new school year was delayed less than two weeks. Successful completion of this project resulted from appropriate remedial procedures, contractor competence and the cooperation of all concerned parties.
Tags: bioaerosols, schools, building design and remediation, humidity, moisture problems
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