Mold Prevention and Remediation
- Course Number: M1011
- Credits: 6 hours
- Instructor: Ellen Huang, PE
- Price: $60
Molds have existed for over 400 million years. Every one of us is exposed to mold spores on a daily basis. However, concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased in recent years, along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, such as severe allergic reactions. This course provides recommendations for the prevention of mold growth and describes measures designed to protect the health of building occupants and workers involved in mold cleanup and prevention. The guidelines presented in this course will benefit engineers, architects, contractors, and others involved in building maintenance and/or mold remediation. Although they are focused on school and commercial environments, these guidelines are applicable to other building types, including residential homes. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
- Recognize potential health effects and risks due to exposure to molds;
- Identify the possible symptoms caused by exposure to mold.
- Follow safety tips while investigating mold and moisture problems;
- Understand the causes of mold growth;
- Recognize the source or cause of water or moisture problems;
- Understand the key steps in mold remediation;
- Evaluate a mold remediation plan;
- Identify the means to accelerate the drying process;
- Select appropriate personal protective equipment;
- Understand the different levels of containment required for mold remediation;
- Identify the four cleanup methods; and
- Understand the importance of communication with building occupants.