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 June 4, 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)
Several materials were visibly wet or measured to have elevated moisture (carpet, bookshelves, ceiling tiles, and drywall).
While assessing the area, mold growth was identified above the drop ceiling, in a drywall bulkhead.
A board approved restoration contractor was contacted to assist in drying impacted materials. Fans and dehumidifiers were placed in the area of impact to facilitate the drying process. The equipment was left in place for three days.
Bookshelves were removed from the wall to facilitate drying behind the shelves.
Impacted ceiling tiles were removed and disposed of.
Books were separated and dried by Custodial Services.
The leaves around the roof drain guards were cleared allowing roof drains to drain properly.
The mold growth discovered while investigating the leak was removed by a board-approved restoration contractor under a negative pressure containment. The remediation occurred the week of July 2, 2018.