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Protecting School Libraries from Mold Damage between Seasons

Mold Damage, Temporary Climate Solutions

In 2015, a leaky roof and faulty HVAC system at the Mark Twain House & Museum led to a mold infestation that affected at least 5,000 artifacts, including first editions of the famous author’s books, translations and other documents of interest. The institution was not alone with its condensation control problems. In 2016, the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon closed its doors when it discovered mold. Each year, libraries around the world battle the damaging effects of mold, making it one of the greatest problems that the knowledge centers face. While the closure of larger libraries and archives are a public inconvenience, incidents that occur at schools affect the quality of education that young people receive. Because schools often close for long periods, their libraries are particularly vulnerable to mold.

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Baseball Team’s Stadium Suffers Water Damage

Mold Damage, Water and Storm Damage

Miller Park flooded on June 19, 2009, causing water to spill into the stadium of the Milwaukee Brewers. The total dollar-amount of the losses is still being calculated. The lower level of the stadium became flooded after 6-feet of water accumulated on Miller Park Way during a storm.

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Water damage in the news

Mold Damage, Water and Storm Damage

Several areas of the United States were affected by water damage and mold recently, and the damage was substantial enough to make headlines.

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Prevent water damage, prevent mold damage

Mold Damage

With fall weather that already seems too cold and the freezing winter months approaching the U.S. quickly, it is important that business and homeowners prepare their homes for water damage, or the prevention thereof.

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New Orleans area courthouse infested with severe mold damage

Mold Damage

When Hurricane Katrina caused extensive flooding in the state of Louisiana in 2005, the waters were an equal-opportunity offender. As a result, the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse also received extensive flood water damage as 3 feet of water just sat in the building.

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