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 (s): December 11, 2019
A sink leak was reported to have occurred the week prior to the assessment. Building Services (Plumbing) reportedly repaired the leak (a possible vandalism issue). No active leaks were identified during the assessment.
The casework associated with that sink contained elevated moisture at the base.
No mold growth was identified, however the casework had been wet for approximately one-week.
The casework was cleaned as a precaution (rust residue, water staining, etc.) until the casework could be removed.
Building Services (Carpentry) will be removing and discarding the water damaged casework.
Building Services (Plumbing) was reminded to immediately alert the Office of the Environment should a leak impact porous materials, such as casework.