Concern: Mount Hebron High School: March 25th, 2021 (CXMHHS20210001B1)

Girls Bathroom - Near Auditorium
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
April 8th, 2021
A urine odor was noted in association with a plumbing leak.
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: March 24, 2021

Water leaked from a urinal on the second floor, impacting a drywall ceiling within the floor below (first floor girl's restroom). 

Building Maintenance dried the impacted drywall using fans and repaired a gasket associated with the urinal's plumbing system (discharge not supply). 

On March 24, 2021 while performing work within the ceiling cavity, Building Maintenance identified a "urine" odor within the drywall ceiling of the first floor girls bathroom. They subsequently contacted the Office of the Environment.

The Office of the Environment observed residual water staining in the ceiling cavity and noted a slight urine odor. 

The drywall ceiling cavity was determined to be dry via a moisture meter.

Corrective Actions
March 26th, 2021

A board approved restoration contractor removed the impacted drywall (approximately 12 square feet (minimum two feet beyond staining)) to avoid future odor concerns. 

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