Concern: Homewood Center: September 18th, 2023 (CXXXHC20230002BD)

Date of IEQ Report Form
Date of Report
Concern with mold/moisture.
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: September 19, 2023

The room is finished with block walls, floor tile, and a drop ceiling. Wooden casework is located on one wall. 

The temperature (73.8 degrees Fahrenheit (F)), relative humidity (47.5%), carbon dioxide (614 parts per million (ppm), and carbon monoxide (0.0 ppm) were acceptable. 

No odors were sensed. 

Various surfaces were assessed for visible mold growth. No visible mold growth was observed.

No elevated moisture was detected in the kickplates of the casework. 

An artificial plant was observed. 

Dust was observed on a wooden item brought in by a staff member. 

The Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit that serves the space was assessed:

  • The outside air dampers were open.
  • The filters were in place and in good condition.
  • No concerns were observed associated with the unit's coils or drain pan. 
Corrective Actions
September 19th, 2023

Artificial plants easily collect dust (potential allergen) and are difficult to clean. This item is to be removed.

September 19th, 2023

Cleaning of items brought in by staff are not the resposniblity of Custodial. These items may house allergens if not properly maintained. Remove unnecessary materials or ensure teaching staff has and is following a cleaning schedule since not the responsibility of custodial staff to clean non-school items.

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