Indoor Environmental Quality General Assessment of Dunloggin Middle School: August 24th, 2022 (GXXDMS20220000B7)

Assessor
Jeffrey Klenk
Date

Air Distribution and Terminal System (Assess 2-3 Locations per HVAC Zone)

Ductwork (Supply and Return)
Check OK Comments
Condition
No odors, noise or vibration
Yes
Clean, no obstructions
Yes
Free from signs of moisture/mold, insects or rodents?
Yes
No noticeable air leaks
Yes
Plenum
Check OK Comments
Ceiling Tiles
Tight seal on all tiles
Yes
No stained/damaged tiles indicating high RH or moisture problem
Yes
Supply Diffusers, Return Grilles, Exhaust Grilles
Check OK Comments
Condition
No odors or unusual sounds
Yes
Clean, no excess dirt or moisture
Yes
No obstruction to air flow
No
The return air grille in room 103 is obstructed by a tall piece of vertical case work (located near window) and heavy dust buildup is behind the case work and on the return air grille. School custodial staff is to move the case work and clean the area behind and return air grille. School administration is to ensure air returns located on the walls are not obstructed, and if so, to have furniture removed or arrange so not to obstruct (keep at least 3' cleared from all sides of the air return.
No purposely placed obstruction indicating occupant distress
No
The supply air diffusers in room 114 are missing. Work order 250724.
Location
No short circuiting between supply and return
Yes
Doors
Doors not tight or difficult to close indicating large pressure differential
Yes

Building

Envelope
Check OK Comments
Foundation
No moisture penetration or signs of mold?
Yes
Doors and Windows
Caulking and weather stripping in good condition
No
Heavy amount of mineral salts were observed on the cement block wall below a chalkboard and near a window in room 111. The chalkboard was removed to observe for mold growth. Mold growth was not observed on the wall or backing of the chalkboard. However, past moisture intrusion was observed (swelled backing of chalkboard and dried blistering paint on the wall). The findings appear to be from past damage and resolved when roofing system was replaced. A work order will be generated to refinish walls after receiving results from chalkboard adhesive dot samples to identify if they contain asbestos or not. Work order 252616.
Classrooms (Assess 2 to 3 per HVAC System Zone)
Check OK Comments
Condition
Room is free of dust and clutter
No
Portable 238 has an aerosol air freshener. School administration is to have the item removed from the school and inform staff that these products can be a potential irritant to other individuals. Portable 241 had an non-HCPSS air purifier which has the capability to use essential oils (when inserted) and an ionizer (when pressing designated control button). Air purifiers that are solely HEPA and/or charcoal filtered are permitted. Any other type is not permitted and should be removed as it has the potential to hinder IEQ.
No stained or damage ceiling tiles
No
Water stained ceiling tile observed in girls locker room. If not already being addressed, school custodial staff is to submit a work order to Building Maintenance to assess and correct source of leak then replace ceiling tile.
No visible mold present (walls, cabinets, under sinks, behind posters)
Yes
Relative Humidity
Not above 70%
Yes
Mechanical/Boiler Rooms (Assess Each)
Check OK Comments
Condition
Clean
Yes
No unusual noise or odor
Yes
No mold growth on insulation
Yes
Traps contain water
Yes
Chemical Storage
Containers capped
Yes
No evidence of an active spill
Yes
Fan Coil Units/VAV Boxes
Check OK Comments
Condition
No odors, or unusual noise or vibration
Yes
Work Order Number(s)
250724
Issues found durring this assessment have been assigned to the above work order(s).