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13.2.3.1 Ceilings - durable construction defined


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:01 PM

Hey guys,

 

On our production floor our ceiling is basically just vinyl batt insulation. If we include this in our regular cleanings, are we ok? Can you guys give examples of what your ceilings are made of? Thanks in advance for the help.

 

 



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:03 PM

I tried to attach an example photo of our ceiling but I don't see it. Sorry. 



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:24 PM

Auditor normally looks at condition, clean appearance, evidence of mold, evidence of interior materials coming out, stuff falling down, etc.  A check is also made to determine how pest control inspects the area above the "ceiling."

 

Be sure to have a spec sheet from the manufacturer indicating the composition of the material.

 

Especially important that the material does not fume off.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:30 PM

Hi Glenn,

 

Thanks for the reply. We don't have a drop ceiling - just sheet metal with a single layer of vinyl batt insulation. Some of it is currently moldy or in disrepair and we are working to clean that up. Just wanted to be sure that this material would qualify as "durable construction" so long as the insulation strips were in decent shape. 



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:00 AM

I tried to attach an example photo of our ceiling but I don't see it. Sorry. 

 

You can upload a file (various types) via clicking the "more reply options" box at lower right-hand side.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:15 AM

Hi Glenn,

 

Thanks for the reply. We don't have a drop ceiling - just sheet metal with a single layer of vinyl batt insulation. Some of it is currently moldy or in disrepair and we are working to clean that up. Just wanted to be sure that this material would qualify as "durable construction" so long as the insulation strips were in decent shape. 

 

Nope, said nothing about a drop ceiling. I understand the type of ceiling material you have, not the best choice as you have found since you mentioned mold - to me meaning infiltration of seepage thru the panels above.  It will not qualify as "durable" until it is in good condition and source of molding issue is determined and fixed.


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