Note: The Office of the Environment has recently transitioned to a new Online IEQ platform (as of August 2018). The new platform does not allow the back-dating of IEQ concerns. This concern is inappropriately dated September 28, 2018. The concern should be dated August 6, 2018.
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)
Discoloration and suspect mold growth was observed at the doorway.
Approximately 10 square feet of carpet from the doorway was damp as indicated by the use of a moisture probe.
The portable continues to be used for school and PTA storage.
School administration is to inform PTA of the findings if they continue to use. Both school and PTA must make their own decision if they want to continue the use of the portable for storage.
Work order 41708 was submitted to Building Services to assess the Portable. Building Services determined based on the age and condition of the portable, it is not cost effective to repair and recommended it be placed out of service.