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CHICAGO — Officials in one school district are blaming carpet cleaning for mold problems in two schools, The Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The article reported that at one of the schools, mold was found in carpeting after it was shampooed over the summer; the affected carpet is in a wing next to an area that does not have air conditioning, which could be a factor, said Mike Pedersen, district director of building operations. Another factor, according to the article, could be that the air conditioning in other parts of the school was set at a level that was comfortable for the staff, but the temperature might need to be set lower to remove humidity and ensure that the carpet dries quickly enough to prevent mold growth, Pedersen added. The school is looking into the best carpet cleaning procedure to prevent a repeat occurrence, the article reported; Aramark , the district''s janitorial service provider has been asked for its expert opinion and advice. According to the article, Pederson said they are deciding between a dry process and a modified wet process; a custodian, a contractor who works with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and Aramark will be involved in the decision. Aramark will shampoo carpets only during winter break, spring break and June as a result of this year''s cases, Pedersen said; they will no longer shampoo carpet in July or August because of high humidity. For related information, click here. To return to today''s news, click here. To discuss this topic with other industry professionals, click here. For a free subscription to CM e-News Daily, the leading provider of breaking industry news via the Internet, click here. For a free introductory subscription (or subscription renewal) to Cleanfax magazine, the leading publication for the carpet cleaning and disaster restoration industries, click here.