Mold Awareness Quiz

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  1. Mold spores are found __________.

    Only indoors
    Only outside
    Throughout the environment
    Only in laboratories

  2. The key to controlling mold growth inside of a building is to control the __________ inside the building.

    Temperature
    Moisture (humidity) level
    Number of people
    Number of plants

  3. It is unlikely that a mold problem will occur if affected areas are dehumidified and dried appropriately within 12 hours after a water or moisture incident.

    True
    False

  4. Even when responding to a small water intrusion (area under 10 sq. ft.), it is important to complete the paperwork in the College’s Water Response and Mold Prevention Program.

    True
    False

  5. Relative humidity above __________ will readily support mold growth.

    30%
    40%
    50%
    60%

  6. Which of the following choices is NOT an indicator that hidden mold is present..

    Musty or damp odors
    Ceiling tiles that have been wet for 48 hours
    Prolonged elevated moisture readings
    Water left in a sink for 8 hours

  7. Properly installed gutter downspouts should drain at least __________ from the building foundation.

    2 feet
    4 feet
    6 feet
    8 feet

  8. When sufficient moisture is present, mold can germinate and begin to grow in as little as.

    Less than 12 hours
    24 to 48 hours
    36 to 48 hours
    More than 48 hours

  9. Anti-microbial chemicals should be used in remediation of mold in most situations.

    True
    False

  10. It is important to address the mold issue, before addressing the water (i.e. leak) issue.

    True
    False

  11. Lumberyard mold is __________.

    An extremely unusual condition
    Frequently composed of “toxic” species of mold
    Generally not much of a problem provided that the wood is not structurally damaged
    Must be chemically removed