Humidity prompts mold scare in school building
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
What looked like mold in more than one area of the carpeting at Chase County Schools turned out to be just a scare this week.
After a review by a professional in mold removal, mold was ruled out.
School Supt. Matt Fisher said spots on different areas of the carpet appeared to be mold, so they brought in a professional to look at it Tuesday.
“We had a concern; that’s what we thought it was,” Fisher said Wednesday morning.
Personnel with Puro-Clean of North Platte spent several hours at the school Tuesday. What they learned, Fisher said, is that the high humidity in the school building this summer likely contributed to the appearance of mold.
Several stains had shown up in carpeting in elementary classrooms both on the north and south ends of the building, Fisher said. One of the predominant places was in the kindergarten reading pits.
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