Concern: Waverly Elementary School: January 11th, 2024 (CWAVES20240002E1)

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Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
Leak impacting drywall bulkhead.
IEQ Investigation Process

Identify deficiencies that may impact IEQ and/or sources of odor concerns. Typically includes the following depending on the nature of concern, but not limited to:

  • interview/questionnaire of concern individual(s)
  • inspection above drop ceiling (condition of roof deck, pipe insulation, return air plenum)
  • inspection of ventilation system (operation of variable air volume box and outdoor air dampers, check controls, measurements of carbon dioxide, temperature and relative humidity, sources near outdoor air intake, measure return and supply air volume, cleanliness of coils, liner and condensate pan)
  • inspection of exterior
  • inspection below drop ceiling (housekeeping, sink and floor drain traps, signs of past and present moisture concern via visual and/or moisture meter, mold growth, ensure connection of current and capping of abandoned sanitary vents, odorizers, excessive plants and fabric items, identify potential pathways, and measure volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and lighting)

Date(s) of Assessment: January 10,11,12, 2024

On January 9, 2024, a water leak was reported by custodial staff. Building Maintenance (Carpentry) mobilized to the site to assess water impacted materials. Several areas on the drywall bulkhead were identified as moisture impacted. 

The leak appeared to have occurred due to the large amount of precipitation (rain) that had recently occurred. 

Building Maintenance assessed the roof and did not identify any leaks. An apparent origin of the leak was not identified. 

Building maintenance placed fans within the area to dry water impacted materials. 

January 10, 2024

The Office of the Environment visited the site to assess the materials. Several areas of drywall were still moisture impacted. The Office of the Environment adjusted fans to concentrate air flow as needed. 

January 11, 2024

Moisture content within the drywall was still elevated in two areas along the bulkhead. Blower fans were further adjusted to concentrate drying efforts on materials still impacted. 

January 12, 2023

The bulkhead did not contain areas of elevated moisture impact.

The following response actions were completed to reduce the potential for microbial growth. 

The cause of the moisture intrusion into the building was likely due to excessive precipitation and/or wind driven rain.

The Office of the Environment performed a thermal infrared camera assessment of the area during a precipitation event on January 25, 2024. No thermal anomalies or obvious indications of a leak were identified. 

Corrective Actions
January 9th, 2024

Building Maintenance to assess the roof for voids and defects that would allow for water intrusion. 

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