Concern: Elkridge Landing Middle School: February 6th, 2019 (CXELMS20190000B2)

Outside Storage Closet
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
February 12th, 2019
Suspect mold was observed on golf clubs and hockey sticks. They were stored in an outside storage closet.
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: February 8, 2019

Mold growth was observed on the handles of golf clubs and the tape around the field hockey sticks.

The golf clubs and field hockey sticks were stored in brutes.

There is a cabinet heater above the brutes which reportedly leaked, filling the brutes up with water.

The water was reported to have never been emptied. It appears the golf clubs and field hockey sticks were never properly dried.

The cabinet heater was reported to have been repaired after the leak occurred.

Corrective Actions
February 8th, 2019

It is recommended that the equipment be discarded. However, insurance may or may not cover the cost of replacement. If the school chooses to keep the equipment, a thorough cleaning will be necessary. This would include removing and discarding the tape around the hockey sticks and the rubber handles on the golf clubs. The remainder of the equipment can be wiped with a rag and Custodial Service's generic cleaner (Q-128 or similar).

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