COLFAX, NC — Mold was recently discovered in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at Colfax Elementary School
, according to WGHP-TV
Haley Miller, a spokesperson for Guilford County Schools
, said: "The mold found can be cleaned with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) [filter equipped] vacuum, per the industrial hygienist."
It is suggested that the school: Remove the carpet; decommission the HVAC system rather than simply clean the ductwork; adjust moisture levels by installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space under the building; and remediate any mold discovered during the process, the story noted.