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    Post: Need advice on significant mold in my home

    Posted by Kristine on 11/11/04

    Hello, I am writing this as a last resort, as I do not know
    which direction I am to turn. I purchased a home just a
    year ago, and have recently begun to notice black mold
    growing in my bathroom cabinets. I have tried to treat the
    problem myself, but needless to say, my efforts have become
    fruitless. Since that time I made it a point to pay
    particular attention to see if there were any other
    problems. I can tell you that the smell is rampant
    throughout the house, noticable as soon as you walk in the
    door. Closer attention to particulars has shown me that
    mold is growing everywhere. My kitchen cabinets are
    completely covered in a noticable mold, and yes, I have
    found that mold is actually growing through my carpet!!!
    Things I would have never noticed or payed attention to
    otherwise has shown to have mold growing on them. This
    includes my shoes, everything in my closets, and everywhere
    in my living room including all my furniture. I am very
    scared and now understand why my dog has been "sick" for
    awhile, and explains why I have felt so fatigued and
    congested. In the disclosure provided by the seller he
    states the only thing he is aware of was "dampness".
    However, in talking with the neighbor recently, he told me
    that the previous owner had to redo the master bathroom
    because the floor had caved in (my guess would be due to
    deterioration from mold). Also, I know that there is brand
    new carpet that was intstalled over top of the existing
    carpet. My guess is that he was aware of the mold issue,
    especially with the type of quick fix work that was done to
    the home. It is an older home, and I knew that it would
    need some fixing up, but I believe the cost of fixing all
    the mold problems with exceed that actual cost of the home.
    I am very concerned, and fear even walking on my carpet. I
    am also very concerned for myself and my pet. I have
    looked on the internet some, and have not found any
    attorneys specializing in mold litigation in my area (York,
    PA). I am not sure where to get started, or where to
    turn. If there is anyone that would have any advice I
    would so greatly appreciate any input. Thank you.

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