Many school districts have seen their maintenance budgets shrunk as the tough economy has taken its toll on operating budgets. The end result has been important maintenance projects are sometimes postponed or delayed indefinitely. As many of these schools age the need for preventive maintenance becomes increasingly important and issues such as water infiltration, faulty plumbing and HVAC failures can all lead to potential indoor air quality (IAQ) problems involving mold and other contaminants.
More and more communities are faced with special school bond referendums to raise the necessary funding to fix problems involving mold. These referendums require the communities’ approval to obtain the capital to ensure a safe environment for students and faculty.
School districts across the country have seen teachers, administrators, parents and parent/teacher organizations come together to promote these referendums. These referendums often mean an increase in area resident’s property taxes so getting approval when unemployment rates and local funding for many projects is tight is not always an easy proposition.
LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading provider of mold and other indoor air quality testing services, has been busy helping to educate school districts across the country about ways to prevent mold contamination in their schools. Educational materials ranging from posters to brochures and even CDs are available from the testing laboratory.
“With school maintenance budgets as lean as they are in many places, prevention of mold problems is a much cheaper solution for these schools,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical. “LA Testing has worked tirelessly with school districts to increase awareness and to provide testing solutions when problems do become evident,” Sublasky continued.
To learn more about mold and other indoor air quality testing services please visit www.LATesting.com, call (800) 303-0047.
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LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.