These complaints had prompted officials to test for mold in this aging building, which confirmed its presence as well as an inefficient HVAC system, leading to poor air circulation in the building. That, combined with moisture, is a breeding ground for mold and its spread and resilience throughout the building. Testing of volatile organic compounds- which also cause a bad odor indoors- will also be conducted.
Commission Chairman Nathan Boyles will be recommending a proposal of $17 million to renovate and expand the courthouse, and construction should begin in early 2016. Until then, a temporary space will need to be created for courthouse operations so that employees can safely and comfortably carry on their day to day activities.
Renovating your house after a mold outbreak would never cost $17 million, but it can go into the tens of thousands of dollars if you let the problem persist without remediating it correctly. Getting the wrong kind of mold expert in your home who simply covers up the mold damage with a chemical will wind up costing you more money in the long run, as mold can be persistent and keep returning.