Concern: Long Reach High School: September 6th, 2018 (CXLRHS2018000033)

Media Center Closet/Cabinet
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
September 27th, 2018
There is a foul smell in the cabinet behind the door of the office in the media center. It has been cleaned out but the smell remains.
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)

The odor appeared to be emanating from a built-in closet.

A hole was drilled into the built-in. A deceased mouse was found under the base of the cabinet.

Corrective Actions
September 14th, 2018

Building Services (Carpentry) disassembled the cabinetry and removed the deceased mouse.

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