Commercial – Childrens Clinic - 9th Ave. Franklin
Call indicated mold was found in a utility closet where water heater is located. The utility closet is in a common hall and a small area of mold can be seen on the wall and ceiling.There were three leaks found in this utility closet. There are two, on the main valve that comes out of the wall, and drips onto the floor, mops, brooms and dust mops. The other leak is from the same water line that goes up the wall and makes a 90 degree turn across the ceiling. There is a slow leak on the sweat joint of that 90degree (elbow) copper fitting. Also this copper fitting/pipe is against a metal stud, there must be a separation in these two metals. To my knowledge only brass and silver can be used against copper, any other metals will corrode the copper rapidly. AMS did place a small green rubber spacer between the pipe and metal stud until repairs can be made.
Containment was set at the end of the hall at the open station area, and also at the stairwell near the exit door. Containment was broken on Sunday afternoon when the cleaning crew arrived. Not sure how long these barriers were down. It does not appear to have affected the remediation or the final testing.
The drywall in wet areas should be a product called “green board.” This is a required code in residential applications, in all wet areas, baths, kitchens; laundries etc. must use this green board. This clean-up process was performed while the structure is unoccupied. Starting on Saturday, at closing and ending before opening on Monday.
Lab reports indicate NO elevated levels exists upon completion.