Concern: Hammond Middle School: June 24th, 2019 (CXXHMS20190000F0)

Portables (Various)
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During an IEQ Tier II inspection performed on June 20, 2019, moisture was detected on small portions of drywall within portables. Portable 116 - non-ramp door bottom right of door, Portable 127 - ramp door both bottom sides of door, and Portable 128 - ramp door very bottom right side.
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)

Date(s) of Assessment:  July 3 - 9, and 31, 2019

On July 31, 2019, the Office of Environment revisited the three portables after Building Services performed work.  The questionable drywall in portables 127 and 128 were inspected and no mold growth was observed on backside of drywall or within the wall cavity.  These areas were dry via use of a moisture meter.

Building Services removed a potion of drywall in Portable 116 and identified mold growth on the backside of the drywall. 

Corrective Actions
July 9th, 2019

Building Services removed impacted materials in Portable 116.  They repaired possible moisture sources in all three portables, such as securing and sealing open screw holes and caulked the exterior lighting, mounted near the doors.

Date Closed
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