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 4, 2018. The concern should be dated January 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)
Mold growth was observed on the corrugated metal decking in one corner of the storage closet.
As the gymnasium consists of similar construction,it was also assessed. Minor mold growth was observed in two corners of the gymnasium.
The growth appears to be associated with a thermal differential between the exterior of the building and the metal roof decking. The thermal differential may be causing condensation and subsequent mold growth.
The mold growth was cleaned/disinfected by a board-approved restoration contractor.
After cleaning was complete, the affected areas were covered with a mold inhibiting encapsulant. The encapsulant is designed to prevent future mold growth.
Under Work Order #86373, Building Services will monitor temperature differentials on a cold day to determine if additional insulation, etc. may be needed in the ceiling. The date provided is an estimate.