Re: HVAC Mold Inspections
Posted by Deborah on 2/26/08
Don't have it in front of me, but standard rule is that immovables
are considered domain of property owner.
No matter, when I asked to have it done, inspection guy was
labeled fraud by landlord and I was told to leave despite offering
to assist in payment or pay for it all, this after verbal lease
renewal just a few weeks before.
When the water in hall was discovered just a couple of weeks or so
later, leading to HVAC closet and plugged condensation tube, I had
a good look at underneath of coils and intake plenum. Handyman
said he'd "cleaned" coils 3x during the prior year at landlord's
request...without my knowledge, of course. Handyman said he'd
told landlord coils needed to be replaced or removed for thorough
cleaning...landlord refused to do either. Again, I had no
knowledge of any of this. Water had been flowing under carpet
padding for some time. And, no, my sense of smell wasn't
functioning properly due to prior poisoning.
When it is my responsibility to do more than regularly change
filter, depending on unit, clean 2 to 4 times per year. In my
camper, it was easy to do frequently. Window units, depending on
where they are located, if done regularly and kept clean, not so
bad. Central HVAC beyond my capabilities without assist.
On 2/26/08, Rem Dude wrote:
> Depends. Read your leasing agreement...
> On 2/26/08, Deborah wrote:
>> Let me answer with a question; who is responsible for HVAC
>> evaluation, maintenance, and repair, landlord or tenant?
>> On 2/26/08, Rem Dude wrote:
>>> For those who complain about IAQ related illnesses or the
>>> dangers of mold, how often do you have your HVAC system
>>> On 2/25/08, Rem Dude wrote:
>>>> In reviewing last year’s Residential HVAC system
>>>> inspections that we conducted, 100&37; of them tested
>>>> positive for internal duct board/insulation fungal
>>>> contamination and 100&37; of them tested positive for drip
>>>> pan fungal contamination.
>>>> In reviewing last year’s Commercial HVAC system
>>>> inspections that we conducted approximately 78&37; tested
>>>> positive for internal fungal contamination.
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