Washtenaw Community College to Spend Over $500,000 for Mold Removal and Prevention

The Washtenaw Community College, Michigan, has decided to take necessary actions after mold was detected on the outside layers of drywall in the Crane Liberal Arts and Science building.

According to the Vice President of Facilities Damon Flowers, “It’s not a health issue, but over time if there becomes greater humidity in the rooms or any other signs of moisture which breeds and expands the mold, it could eventually expand.”

The college has set aside more than $500,000 for the maintenance project, which does not only include mold removal but also preventing further mold growth. Flowers said, “We don’t want to remediate without stopping the source of the water.”

The entire project is expected to be completed in May 2015.