Checklist: Mold Prevention - Summer Preparations

Minimize the potential for indoor air quality problems. As school lets out for summer — it’s the perfect time to begin preparing your buildings for the fall.

  • Work with teachers and staff to prepare classrooms for summer cleaning and maintenance.

  • Avoid environmental quality problems with indoor air and water systems by training staff on effective and appropriate means and methods for maintenance and cleaning procedures.

  • Maintain grounds and landscaping to avoid the introduction of contaminants to the indoor air environment.

  • Minimize conditions that lead to mold growth by operating building ventilation systems to maintain a constant temperature and humidity.

  • Eliminate the potential for growth of bacteria by maintaining appropriate procedures for your buildings water systems.

  • Check unoccupied areas frequently to avoid the propagation of mold.