Mold Growth on Hard-to Reach Areas in Rochelle School; Offers Checkup

Mold might delay classes in Rochelle Middle School that supposed to be resumed this week. The school power was out so the cleaning crew has started a late clean up.
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Sept. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- Mold may not be visible all the time, and that makes Rochelle Middle School having a hard time cleaning up to resume school after Hurricane Irene.

The extent of damage that Irene cost to Rochelle is still undefined but one thing for sure, mold build up is causing the students and teachers all the stress. Mold is one of the biggest problems of the public after the hurricane aside from other water-borne diseases that may be acquired. is ready to extend help to all the victims of Hurricane Irene that are threatened by mold. Mold experts and the best mold remediation products are offered by, providing first-class services from professional scrutiny of mold build up to treating mold and prevent it from sprouting back.

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“Rochelle Middle School is one of the last to start cleaning up after the surge of Hurricane Irene. The crews are working out to clean the areas and get off the standing water through the help of generators, which is according to them, difficult than having the power returned.”

“Aside from damages like the power outage, mold is one of the school’s biggest problems. Most affected by mold are the cafeteria and the gym which are the main functional areas of the school.”

“After Hurricane Irene receded, mold is among of the biggest headache of the public. It is an extension of the damages caused by the catastrophe and it’s extremely dangerous to people allergic to it. But it is a concern because mold may not be visible all the time that in some cases, we’re not even aware they are infesting our properties. During this kind of situations, immediate mold removal can’t be performed because of cluelessness.”

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“Teachers signed in, waited for about an hour, picked up their checks and then went home.”

“That was the routine at Rochelle Middle School Wednesday morning as teachers arrived to find much of the school under water. The second floor had 2 inches of standing water in some places.”

“With power still out in the area, crews worked with the help of a generator to get the water — and growing mold — out of the school.”

“One teacher said, after returning from her classroom, “It’s a hard pill to swallow. It’s devastating.””

“Lenoir County Schools Interim Superintendent Steve Mazingo toured the campus with Principal Nicholas Harvey Wednesday morning. The school was one of the last to start cleaning up because power was out at the campus. Mazingo said other schools received repairs because they had their power returned earlier in the week.”

““If we get power back (Wednesday), we’ll be calling in a professional cleaning crew — it’s tough working on generators,” Mazingo said. “If (Lenoir County Schools) opens (today), I doubt Rochelle will open.””

“Harvey said Monday’s rain did not help, and it’s been difficult to estimate the extent of the damage.”
““There are some skylights blown out,” he said. “And there’s a 70 by 15 foot hole in the roof.””

There is also mold in three parts of the school, including the cafeteria and gym.


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The hurricane brought so many damages and even killed lives. But even it has already receded, the destructions left are still a problem in the present up to the future. Mold is believed to occur at its peak on the following months and the health risks are likely to linger too.

Mold is not a simple problem. Indoor mold is dangerous to the human system that even after removing it with mold remediation products, undiscovered mold in hidden areas can still threaten health. is the perfect partner for any mold-related problems.

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