Daytona Beach looks to spend $25K to remove mold found in City Hall

Clean up is underway at Daytona Beach City Hall where mold was found in some parts of the building.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cleanup is underway at Daytona Beach City Hall, where mold was found in some parts of the building.

The city is going to spend about $25,000 to get rid of it. The City Commission is expected to approve the funds for the cleanup at its meeting Wednesday.

And while the city says mold was found in one of the finance department offices, none of its employees have gotten sick.

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These are photos taken inside, where testing was done in October for possible mold.

According to a report, while most of the rooms tested at acceptable level, mold was found on the second floor in the customer advocate’s room office of the city commissioners and the city clerk's reception area.

The report shows it found slightly to elevated levels of aspergillus and penicillium airborne mold spores.

Aspergillius is typically found in high humidity areas or areas damaged by water.

Some species of it can cause serious diseases in humans, and in animals it can be pathogenic.

Penicillium is usually found in carpet, wallpaper and fabrics. It can cause breathing issues.

The city says the mold was caused by high humidity and should be cleaned up soon.