Concern: Hollifield Station Elementary School: August 29th, 2018 (CXHSES201800001D)

Location
4D
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
September 27th, 2018
Concern
There is interior water damage on one wall of the classroom. There appears to be mold growing where the water has seeped through the cinder block. The paint is bubbling and lifting, as well.
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)
Findings

Moisture intrusion is evident due to the peeling/bubbling paint.

Mold growth was not observed on the wall. There are black spots that appear to be the concrete block (grey in color), visible due to pitting in the concrete block.

Pieces of the paint were peeled off so the back side of the paint chip could be inspected for mold. Visible mold was not observed.

The windows were recently replaced to correct the moisture intrusion.

The Office of the Environment contacted Building Services. Building Services indicated that the origin of the moisture appears to have been corrected during the window replacement. The interior block is scheduled to be repainted by Building Services.

Closed
No
Tracking Number
CXHSES201800001D