8/22/16 – 5:29 A.M.
The Ottawa-Glandorf school district is dealing with a mold issue in the high school. A post on the district’s Facebook page says the problem was discovered during a maintenance check on August 15. One wing of the building was closed to allow a contractor to mitigate the issue. Belfor Property Restoration was contracted to clean, disinfect, and repair the damage.
Five classrooms were found to have mold. They are being cleaned with HEPA filtered vacuums and disinfected. Parts of the ceiling are also being replaced.
A malfunction in the HVAC system caused the mold problem. Cold air was continuously pumped into one room, causing a humidity difference between that room and adjoining rooms.
The school year is still expected to being on time Tuesday. Arrangements have been made to move classes from the affected rooms until they are cleared for students to return.
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