Concern: Ellicott Mills Middle School: August 17th, 2020 (CXEMMS2020000177)

Front Office
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
Building Services informed the Office of Environment of a water incident within the front office. The incident occurred due to a roof drain connection issue during a rain event.
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 of Assessment:  August 13, 2020

The Plumbing Shop repaired the roof drain connection.

Custodial Services Carpet Crew was onsite extracting water from the carpet and applied fans to dry carpet.

Office of Environment assessed the area and found only carpet (15' x 15' area) and some drywall impacted.  The drywall (<4" in height) impacted was located behind the Lobby Guard machine, Assistant Principal Office, and the closet housing a safe.  The vinyl base was peeled off to identify for Building Services the walls they were to dry by drilling holes at base of the wall and apply air movement within the holes.  The eqipment was to remain for a few days until drywall was dry.

Building Services removed equipment and repaired the wall on August 18, 2020.

The above actions were performed to prevent microbial growth as a result of the incident.

Corrective Actions
August 14th, 2020

Building Services corrected roof drain connection.

August 14th, 2020

Building Services drilled holes and applied air movement to impacted drywall.  After drying the vinyl base was repaired.

Date Closed
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