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This document describes common sources of toxic or allergenic mold growth in rental apartments and homes - a simple guide for renters and landlords who need to know the common sources of mold, the risk of significant hidden mold and just how extensive a hidden mold problem may be in a rental apartment or home.
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I have been made aware of a leaking roof in the 2nd floor apartments so severe that requires buckets to contain. The water, I have been told runs down the walls into the ground floor apartments where we are a tenant in one. The apartments are known to be old and from the road I can see large blackish streaks across the light brown roofing.
I've just bought two HEPA filters for the bedroom and living room which has seemed to make a significant difference in the severity of the congestion. Also, I have been told that the air conditioning and heat is run on a water coil system (the air is circulated through all of the apartments) which happens to be in our bedroom closet. when I removed the vent to put a filter in I found mold covering the back of the metal slats in vent cover. I cleaned it with bleach.Tenant Wants to Move out of Moldy Apartment - Lease Breaking Issues
I need to move because I cannot live with this building-related sickness. It is important to know what I'm dealing with before I go to management, because it seems to be such a severe structural issue, they may try to do something underhanded and cover it up.
I have a year lease and need to handle the situation in a way that will allow me get out from under this situation without our being taken advantage of and we are no expert in these matters.
Also I have some sort of autoimmune condition(Lupus, MS they haven't pinned it down) we are no longer able to do what I went to school for. Our fine motor skills are compromised (and I have slight tremor).
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