Re: HVAC Mold Inspections
Posted by Rem Dude on 2/26/08
Mold contamination is certainly grounds for breaking a lease if the
landlord is unresponsive to requests to correct the problem.
On 2/26/08, Deborah wrote:
> 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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