Concern: Dunloggin Middle School: August 22nd, 2018 (CXXDMS201800000B)

Location
Portable 32
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
February 12th, 2019
Concern
I would like to request a mold test for my classroom. My reasoning for this test is due to an odorous, stuffy, humid condition in my room.
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: September 14, 2018

No visible mold growth was observed.

No odors indicative of mold growth were observed.

Temperature and relative humidity measurements were collected and were acceptable.

Thermal imagery indicated several areas of possible moisture intrusion.

With assistance from Building Maintenance (Carpentry) the following potential moisture intrusion concerns were identified:

  • Several holes, gashes, and openings in the siding were identified.
  • A leak was identified in association with a window.
  • The siding on one end of the portable was not properly adhered.

It should also be noted that the roof was assessed. Building Maintenance (Roofing) did not identify any concerns with the roof.

Based on a cost benefit analysis (repairs versus replacement) Building Maintenance has determined the portable has outlived it's useful life expectancy. The portable has been recommended to be removed and replaced with a new one the summer of 2019 (pending FY2020 budget approval).

Currently, there does not appear to be an environmental health concern with the portable (i.e. damp environment).

Given the minor repairs that have been completed and the need for replacement, the Office of the Environment will re-assess the portable in the Spring as a precautionary measure.

Corrective Actions
January 14th, 2019

The window was resealed. Drywall impacted by moisture intrusion was removed and replaced from below the window.

January 14th, 2019

Outside holes, gashes, and openings were sealed and siding re-adhered.

Closed
Yes
Date Closed
Tracking Number
CXXDMS201800000B