Concern: River Hill High School: December 14th, 2021 (CXRHHS2021000204)

Rooms 155 and 252
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
Building Services responded to a water incident where a person from an after school activity turned on and left on a science eyewash station causing a flooding event.
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)

Dates of Assessment:  December 10, 11, 13, and 14.

Water impacted the base of drywall (wall containing eyewash station; hall outside room 252 and in room 252), base of wood casework (lab islands in rooms 155 and 252), ceiling tile (room 155), and HVAC duct insulation (room 155).

The impacted drywall was removed the height (4") of the cove base.

The cove base was removed from the base of the impacted wood casework to assist with drying.

Approximately 20 linear feet of impacted rectangular HVAC duct insulation was removed.

A restoration contractor was utilized to assess and remove and/or dry impacted material.  Fans and dehumidifiers were used in the drying process.

Building Services was responsible for replacing materials using inhouse personnel and/or contractors.

On December 13, room 252 was determined to be dry by the use of moisture testing equipment.

On December 14, room 155 was determined to be dry by the use of moisture testing equipment.

The purpose of the above work was to prevent mold growth.



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