Concern: Elkridge Elementary School: September 28th, 2018 (CXXEES2018000063)

Music Room (115) and Music Room Storage Closet
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The start of mold growth was observed on student desks and a book case. These areas were being monitored by the Office of the Environment due to historical summer mold growth.

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 8, 2018.
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)

On August 8, 2018, the start of random mold growth on edges of student desks and a book case was observed during the Office of Environment’s weekly inspection of the music room and its storage closet.

The cause was due to extreme and continuous moist air during the summer.

Corrective Actions
August 10th, 2018

Dehumidifiers were placed in the classroom to prevent further mold growth.

The impacted surfaces were cleaned and disinfected by the Office of the Environment.

Date Closed
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