My first home, supposed to be the American dream. Five months into living there, I found black mold. It was everywhere – above the refrigerator, in the master bedroom, in the crawl space, in the living room, by the air return, in the air vents… I was getting sick, my pets were very sick. My Dad, who was recovering after several chemo treatments for his liver cancer stayed with me….Then I had the mold analyzed. Black Toxic Mold (Stachybotrys chartarum). Pictures say a thousand words:
And as if all this mold wasn’t enough…there were leaks in the roof! The leaky roof was part of what caused the mold. I had man who installed the “new roof” came out several times to fix it. He had no truck – he drove a mustang convertible with the roofing and construction supplies in the trunk. He had no ladder or even utility knives. And when it rained, all I could do was watch and cry, horrified, as the water poured in from the outside….
The HVAC system was the other cause…Five HVAC professionals said the same thing: The system is no good. Takes no humidity out of the house, will cause mold issues, needs to be replaced ASAP. The furnace was over 20 years old, was taken from another house, installed incorrectly and had no place for an air filter.
Below are more pictures of water pouring in on a rainy day.
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