Concern: Ilchester Elementary School: April 8th, 2024 (CXXIES20240002F5)

237 UL Classroom
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
There is some pealing on the wall and its Black Yellowish and white. The Teacher wants to be safe that it's not mold.Thank You.
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 of Assessment: April 9, 2024

The Office of the Environment observed the peeling and bubbling paint on the CMU columns between the windows within room 237. 

No olfactory or visual evidence of mold was sensed. 

The area was screened with a thermal imaging camera. No thermal anomalies indicative of moisture intrusion were identifed. 

The moisture meter revealed elevated moisture within the CMU columns were peeling and bubbling paint was. 

No elevated moisture was identified in the wooden cabinetry below window sills. 

No visual evidence of roof leak was observed above the drop ceiling.  

Although no visible mold growth was identifed, the peeling/bubbling paint is indicative of a current or previous leak. 

Corrective Actions
April 9th, 2024

Building maintenance to determine source of water intrusion and correct. 

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