Concern: Talbott Springs Elementary School: November 2nd, 2018 (CXTSES2018000088)

Health Room
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
While in the room, an individual reported experiencing general health symptoms. The individual claims to feel better when leaving work, over the weekends, and during summer-break.
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(s) of Assessment: November 5 and 16, 2018 and February 13 and February 28, 2019

No odors or mold growth was observed within the space.

One stained ceiling tile was observed within the space. No active leak or mold growth was observed in the vicinity of the stain.

Temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide concentrations were acceptable.

The condition of the plenum was acceptable.

No thermal anomalies indicative of elevated moisture were detected within the space.

There are no mechanical rooms adjoining the space.

Minor dust deposits were observed. The general cleanliness of the space could be improved.

Carbon dioxide measurements were collected with a data logger from February 13, 2019 to February 28, 2019.

No concerns were identified with the Carbon dioxide readings.

Corrective Actions
November 15th, 2018

A detailed cleaning of the space was performed by Custodial Services.

November 15th, 2018

Administration shall direct Custodial Services to replace the stained ceiling tile. As an active leak does not appear to be present, the area should be monitored. If a leak continues to occur, a work order for Building Services can be placed to assess the potential cause of the leak (roof, condensation, plumbing, etc.).

Date Closed
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