Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Mold Remediation is a top priority for Facilities and Operations.   In partnership with the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, the following protocol/guidelines have been created to standardize our approach to addressing IAQ and mold reports and help keep the campus community  aware of our procedures.

Protocol for reporting a concern for IAQ or Mold:
  1. Place a work request or e-mail repairs@fandm.edu.
  2. A representative from F&O will evaluate the report within 1-2 business days
  3. Course of action is dependent on area affected.
  • If no visible sign of mold:
    • The Department of Environmental Health & Safety will perform preliminary indoor air quality testing.  This preliminary testing may include the following:
      • Carbon dioxide 
      • Measurement of temperature and humidity
      • Testing for suspected chemicals in the building
      • Air movement testing
  • HVAC - Fan Coil Unit:
    1. Vacuum unit.
    2. Disinfect coil with anti-microbial spray.
    3. Wipe all visible areas of the unit.
    4. Check condensate drain for proper flow.
  • Wall:
    1. ​​If area effected is < 10 square feet, the area will be cleaned with hot soapy water and wiped with disinfectant.
    2. If the area effected is > 10 square feet, the area will be evaluated by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Floor:
    • ​Carpet:
      1. ​​​​If area effected is < 10 square feet, the carpet will be extracted with hot soapy water and sprayed with an anti-microbial solution.
      2. If the area effected is > 10 square feet, the area will be evaluated by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.
    • VCT/Wood:
      1. ​​​​​If area effected is < 10 square feet, the floor will be mopped with hot soapy water and wiped with disinfectant.
      2. If the area effected is > 10 square feet, the area will be evaluated by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Ceiling:​​
    • Ceiling Tile:
      1. If <4 consecutive tiles effected, each individual tile will be bagged and removed.  
      2. After the tile is removed, the pipes above are checked for leaking or condesation.
      3. If it is condensation, the insulation will be checked and replaced as needed.
      4. Tile will be replaced.
    • Plaster or Drywall:
      1. ​​If area effected is < 10 square feet, the area will be cleaned with hot soapy water and wiped with disinfectant.
      2. If the area effected is >10 square feet, the area will be evaluated by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.