Concern: Folly Quarter Middle School: July 22nd, 2021 (CXFQMS20210001CC)

Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
School reported black spotting on tan stage curtains.
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:  July 21, 2021

The staining reported was minimal and random on the tan colored stage curtains.  The staining appeared to be various sizes of rounded soiling that penetrated the curtain allowing it to be readily visible on both sides of the curtain.  The staining was determined not to be mold.

Mold was not observed on other inspected surfaces or materials within the cafeteria.

Relative humidity was acceptable (< 60%).

No mention of moisture or extended ventilation unit issues within the cafeteria that could cause elevated relative humidity and subsequent mold growth.

Corrective Actions
July 22nd, 2021

School custodial staff will contact Custodial Services to have the curtains cleaned as necessary.

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