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 Assessments: October 21 and 26, 2020
A domestic plumbing line leaked from above the drop ceiling. The water impacted the casework housing the sink. The base of the casework and nearby drywall were wet as determined by the use of a moisture meter. Building Services peeled off the vinyl covebase from the impacted casework and drywall. Drying holes were drilled within the base of the drywall. Carpet blowers were placed to force air into the holes and onto wet components.
On October 26, 2020, the Office of Environment assessed the impated materials with a moisture meter and determined impacted areas they were dry. Building Services was notified so repairs could be made to the vinyl cove base.
The response actions above are intended to prevent microbial growth.