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: August 26, 2021
Approximately one-square foot of mold growth was observed on casework (to the left when entering the door). The mold growth was cleaned/disinfected upon discovery, however residual staining did exist.
Areas above the drop ceiling were assessed. No obvious leaks/moisture intrusion was identified. However, some drywall above the drop-ceiling was water stained. The drywall was dry and no mold growth was observed above the drop-ceiling.
The Office of the Environment spoke with Building Maintenance (Roofing). It was indicated that the leak is not associated with the current roofing phase of the roofing project that occurred this summer and the cause of the leak has been addressed.
Building Maintenance (Carpentry) removed the impacted casework. The backside of the cabinet was found to be impacted by mold growth and was removed and replaced.