Concern: Harper’s Choice Middle School: August 18th, 2021 (CXHCMS20210001DB)

Room 507 A
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
Strong musty smell.
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 9, 2021

No odors were detected within the space during the assessment. 

The drywall was probed with a moisture meter (drywall setting). No elevated moisture was detected. 

The bookshelf was also probed with a moisture meter (wood setting). No elevated moisture was detected.

The room was scanned with a thermal infrared camera. No thermal anomalies indicative of moisture intrusion were detected.

The temperature (74.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and the relative humidity (54.5%) were acceptable. 

Air was observed coming from the rooms supply diffuser (qualitatively) indicating the HVAC unit is functioning. 

No odors were sensed coming from the supply diffuser.

The adjoining science room was also assessed. The shared wall (drywall) was assessed from the science room. No elevated moisture was detected. 

Corrective Actions
September 22nd, 2021

Please contact the Office of the Environment directly if the odor is noticed again. The Office of the Environment will attempt to visit the site as soon as reasonably possible if available. 

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