Concern: Clarksville Middle School: February 26th, 2019 (CXXCMS20190000BC)

Location
Room 22 and 26
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
March 18th, 2019
Concern
Possible mold growth on block walls.
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)
Findings

Date(s) of Assessment: February 28, 2019

Room 26

No mold growth was observed during the Office of the Environment's visit, as the suspect material had already been cleaned.

The condition above the drop ceiling was acceptable.

The suspect mold growth was reported to be on an exterior wall.

No thermal anomalies indicative of moisture intrusion were observed.

No mold growth was observed on the cove base backing below the area in question.

It was reported that a bulletin board or poster had been on the wall in the location of the suspect mold growth.

If the material was mold growth, it may have occurred due to the exterior wall (thermal differential) and the poster/bulletin board (lack of air flow).

Room 22

No mold growth was observed during the Office of the Environment's visit, as the suspect material had already been cleaned.

The condition above the drop ceiling was acceptable.

No thermal anomalies indicative of moisture intrusion were observed.

Damaged window caulk was observed in the vicinity of the reported mold growth.

If the material was mold growth, it may have occurred due to humidity/moisture entering through the damaged window caulk.

Corrective Actions
March 6th, 2019

A work order was created for Building Services to re-caulk the window in Room 22.

March 6th, 2019

If the suspect mold growth is to return, Administration is to leave it in place until the Office of the Environment can fully assess.

Closed
No
Tracking Number
CXXCMS20190000BC