Concern: Swansfield Elementary School: August 19th, 2020 (CXXSES202000017A)

Room 116
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
Teacher was packing items in classroom an found suspected mold underneath a turned-over trash can.
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:  August 24, 2020

A circular patch of mold growth was observed on the carpet.

No other mold growth was observed in the classroom nor adjacent classrooms.

The relative humidity in the classroom and rooms within the same ventilation zone was acceptable (<60%).

The classroom carpet was dry as determined by the use of a moisture probe.

The cause is thought to be materials being set on top of carpet after the carpet was cleaned and before completely drying.

Corrective Actions
August 24th, 2020

The Office of Environment HEPA vacuumed and disinfected the section of carpet having mold growth.

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