Concern: Folly Quarter Middle School: June 2nd, 2021 (CXFQMS20210001BC)

Classroom 8 and Student Services (Offices 2 and 3)
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
HVAC equipment leaked water into interior space.
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)

Dates of Assessment:  May 20 and June 2, 2021

An water incident was reported regarding a drainage issue from a roof top ventilation unit.  Building Maintenance resolved the cause.

As a result, a second floor classroom (#8) and Student Service offices 2 and 3 were slightly impacted by water.  

The Office of Environment utilized the services of a restoration company and Building Maintenance to assess and address impacted building materials.

Items determined to be impacted by the water were carpeting, ceiling tile, portion of a wood bookcase (room 8), about six feet of ventilation duct insulation, and a segment of pipe insulation.  The insulation impacted was above the drop ceiling in Student Service office 3.

Fans were placed to dry carpet.  The wood casework had holes drilled at the base to allow air from fans to be force air into holes to dry under the casework.

Insulation related materials were removed and replaced (June 2) due to being compromised (i.e. insulation value reduced). 

The response actions above were completed to prevent potential microbial growth.

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