Mold Remediation in School - Quiz

Quiz Question

1. ________ can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present.
2. Assess the size of the mold and/ or moisture problem and the type of damaged materials before planning the remediation work.
3. List some of the Safety Tips While Investigating and Evaluating Mold and Moisture Problems?
Do not touch mold or moldy items with bare hands.
Do not get mold or mold spores in your eyes.
Do not breathe in mold or mold spores.
All of the above
4. Possible locations of hidden mold can include pipe chases and utility tunnels (with leaking or condensing pipes), walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), condensate drain pans inside air handling units, porous thermal or acoustic liners inside ductwork, or roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).
5. What does PPE stand for?
Personal Protective Equipment
Petroleum Protective Equipment
Personal Products and Equipment
None of the above
6. Investigating hidden mold problems will be easy and may not require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth.
7. List some of the tips for mold prevention?
Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible
Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed
Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible
Maintain low indoor humidity, below 60% relative humidity (RH), ideally 30-50%, if possible
All of the above
8. A variety of mold cleanup methods are available for remediating damage to building materials and furnishings caused by moisture control problems and mold growth. The specific method or group of methods used will depend on the type of material affected.
9. The purpose of ______________ is to remove the mold to prevent human exposure and damage to building materials and furnishings.
Mold remediation
10. What does EPA stand for?
Environmental Protection Agency
Electrical Protection Agency
Environmental Policy Association
None of the above
11. The primary function of _______________ is to avoid inhaling mold and mold spores and to avoid mold contact with the skin or eyes.
Personal Protective Equipment
Moisture control
12. Disposable clothing is not recommended during a medium or large remediation project to prevent the transfer and spread of mold to clothing and to eliminate skin contact with mold.
13. Limited containment is generally recommended for areas involving between _____________ of mold contamination.
10 and 100 Sq. ft
100 and 1000 Sq. ft
20 and 50 Sq. ft
None of the above
14. What does IED stand for?
Indoor Environments Division
Indoor Engineering Division
Indoor Environments Department
None of the above
15. Moisture meters may be helpful for measuring the moisture content in a variety of building materials following water damage.
16. What does OSHA stand for?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Association
Occupational Standard and Health Administration
None of the above
17. A _______________ is a control device that can be connected to the HVAC system and adjusted so that, if the humidity level rises above a set point, the HVAC system will automatically come on.
Humidity Gauge
18. _____________ is recommended for the cleanup of mold contaminated surface areas greater than 100 sq. ft or in any situation in which it appears likely that the occupant space would be further contaminated without full containment.
Full containment
Limited containment
19. _____________ is known as a substance (such as mold) that can cause an allergic reaction.
20. When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may begin to report odors and a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms; all of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure.