Indoor Environmental Air Quality


What if I find or suspect mold in my work building?

Custodial services clean all campus buildings on a regular basis. However, if you find or suspect mold in your building, notify your building point of contact and/or submit a work request through the Physical Facilities website.

Generally, non-porous materials (hard plaster, ceramic tile, porcelain, etc.) can simply be cleaned. Porous materials (ceiling tile, dry-wall, carpets, etc.) may need to be removed from the building for disposal. The decision to clean or remove the materials is based in part on the amount of mold identified on the building material as well as the condition of the building material. For example, a few small spots of mold found on drywall can generally be cleaned even though it is considered a porous material. However, if the drywall has considerable mold growth associated with water damage it will need to be removed.

If occupants are repeatedly experiencing allergic-type symptoms, an inspection of the building's heating ventilation, and air conditioning system may be needed

If you have questions about how an investigation is completed, please see the "How Does the University Investigate Mold Concerns?" page.

Additional resources:

CDC's Main Page on Mold:

CDC’s Mold Testing page:

CDC's Indoor Air Quality Page:

EPA’s Mold Testing and Sampling page:

EPA's Main Page on Mold: