Concern: Veterans Elementary School: March 15th, 2019 (CXXVES20190000C3)

Portable 54
Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
April 5th, 2019
An odor was identified during a Tier I IEQ Walkthrough.
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: March 19, 2019

An odor was present within the portable, however the odor is likely associated with the wood framing of the portable.

A thermal imagery screening was completed. No thermal anomalies indicative of moisture intrusion were noted.

The drywall was probed with a moisture meter (drywall setting). No elevated moisture was detected within the drywall.

Cleaning practices appeared very poor.

Water staining was observed below several windows.

The thermostat was set properly.

No concerns were identified with the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning system.

Corrective Actions
March 19th, 2019

The portable was cleaned by custodial staff. A Custodial Manager met with custodial staff to reiterate custodial cleaning practices/procedures and standard cleaning schedules.

April 3rd, 2019

The windows will be further assessed by Building Services.

Date Closed
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