If the science surrounding mold health issues has not made the problem clear enough, consider how a real person’s life can be turned upside down by toxic mold. In a Jacksonville apartment complex, one woman battled illness for months and eventually left her home behind when the management company did not pay for mold clean-up.
Shelby Nettles told reporters that persistent apartment mold problems gave her swelling, allergic reactions, and respiratory problems. She had racked up bills from repeated doctor’s visits.
This situation is a prime example of how many landlords handle mold problems less than ideally:
• The tenant falls ill or has worsening respiratory symptoms, unaware of the mold
• Mold gets discovered in the apartment, often in places such as the kitchen, laundry room, or air conditioning unit
• The landlord responds slowly or not at all
• Local media coverage tells the tenant’s story and calls out the management company
• Ultimately, the landlord pays the tenant’s health bills, refunds rent, or loses the occupancy
Property managers—how does your company respond to mold reports? Many are afraid of costly mold remediation and putting up tenants in hotels. But the problem gets worse without acting.
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