Concern: Folly Quarter Middle School: September 29th, 2022 (CXFQMS202200024B)

Portable 188
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School and Building Maintenance reported water damage and mold growth.
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:  September 29, 2022

Building Maintenance and school administration contacted the Office of Environment regarding water damage and mold growth in portable 188.  Building Maintenance was responding to a soft spot within the flooring (to the right of the back door).  The water source was a hole on the edge of the roof which has been repaired.  The areas impacted were ~16 square feet of subflooring (plywood) and ~16 square feet of drywall.

Upon arrival, Building Maintenance had completed work and left opened areas covered with plywood and plastic for assessment by the Office of the Environment. Visible mold was observed on the paper backing of the fiberglass wall insulation.

Corrective Actions
October 3rd, 2022

Building Maintenance repaired source of the leak, removed impacted materials, to include the impacted insulation identifed by the Office of the Environment. Repairs and finishing work were completed on October 3, 2022.

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