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