Concern: Harper’s Choice Middle School: August 4th, 2020 (CXHCMS2020000172)

rooms 607 & 702
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Date of Report
Leaksfrom tropical storm due to roof drain piping not being securely connected as a result of a roofing replacement project.
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 Assessments:  August 4 and 7, 2020

A Board of Education restoration company was utilized to assess and dry areas impacted within rooms 607 and 702.  Limited drywall was impacted in both rooms (base of wall near exit door in room 607 and near HVAC air return grille in room 702).

The one side of the impacted wall was removed in order to dry the other side using air blowers.  The fiberglass wall insulation was removed and discarded.

On August 7, 2020, the Office of Environment reviewed the damage and checked on drying.  Approximately 3' of drywall to the right of what was removed in room 607 was still wet (the side of the wall in the room behind was dry).  The restoration contractor was instructed to remove the additional 3'.

On August 11, 2020, the restoration company completed repair work.

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