IAQ is protected by best practices to control ventilation, moisture, pollutant sources and sanitation.
904.1 - Indoor Air Quality(IAQ) During Construction
Wood is dry before close-in (11.602.1.7.1(3)), materials comply with emission criteria (901.4- 901.11), sources of water infiltration or condensation observed during construction have been eliminated, accessible interior surfaces are dry and free of visible suspect growth (per ASTM D7338-10 section 6.3), and water damage (per ASTM D7338-10 section 7.4.3). (2 points)
904.2 - IAQ Post Completion
Verify there are no moisture, mold, and dust issues per 602.1.7.1(3), 901.4-901.11, ASTM D7338 Section 6.3, and ASTM D7338 Section 7.4.3. (3 points)
904.3 - Microbial growth & moisture inspection & remediation
A visual inspection is performed to confirm the following:
Verify that no visible signs of discoloration and microbial growth on ceilings, walls or floors, or other building assemblies Or If minor microbial growth is observed (less than within a total area of 25 square feet) in homes or multifamily buildings, reference EPA Document 402-K-02-003 (A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home) for guidance on how to properly remediate the issue. If microbial growth is observed, on a larger scale in homes or multifamily buildings (greater than 25 sq ft), reference EPA document 402-k-01-001 (Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings) for guidance on how to properly remediate the issue. (MANDATORY)
Verify that there are no visible signs of water damage or pooling. If signs of water damage or pooling are observed, verify that the source of the leak has been repaired, and that damaged materials are either properly dried or replaced as needed. (MANDATORY)
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