Mold is an environmental hazard that is a common concern among renters. As a tenant you are entitled to a habitable property that complies with state codes and health regulations. It’s always important to be knowledgeable on the subjects related to property damage and your health, and know your rights as a tenant based on state law and your rental agreement. Any indoor environment has a direct impact on your safety and well-being, and if your living condition is being compromised by health threats then swift action should be taken.
Seeking assistance is in your best interest if you notice or experience the following:Ongoing allergy-like symptoms of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and runny nose
Suspect mold growth on the ceiling, walls, or furniture
Water damage from broken piping
Poor ventilation leading to moisture issues
Unexplained odors and floating particles from the air-conditioning unit
You have two options. You may voice these concerns to your landlord or property manager as they are legally responsible in repairing such deficiencies; especially when they affect your livable space. However, don’t get your hopes up if you encounter an unresponsive proprietor. It is suggested that communication between you and the landlord is fully documented.
Your other choice, if you do happen to experience a non-compliant landlord, is to take matters into your own hands. You have the right to take the situation and pursue the necessary inspection and testing services, and deduct certain costs from your rent. Before you proceed with a course of action, be sure to familiarize yourself with any residential tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities handbook in your city or state.
We deploy industry standard practices that address poor ventilation, excess moisture, mold growth, and water leaks. To your avail our certified inspectors can conduct a visual inspection, perform air monitoring, collect samples of suspect mold contamination, and as a company with over 20 years of experience we will provide a report with laboratory findings and suggested remediation practices that can serve as a legal document, which can be used if your tenant-landlord relationships escalate.