I will just start this post off by saying, “DUH!!”
Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system…I recently received a call from a tenant who let me know that for three-weeks now, she had noticed that there was black mold growing on the walls of a hall closet in her rental unit.
She also mentioned that two of her kids have asthma and they could not stay in the house due to the mold causing decreased breathing capacity. And she mentioned that she’s been trying to clean the mold with bleach but it keeps coming back.
I arrived at the property to find that the air conditioning drain-line was clogged and the unit was draining into itself and causing a pool of water to form underneath where air comes into the system. The closet with the mold is right next to another closet which houses the A/C unit.
I cleared the drain line and let the weekend elapse. Today, miraculously, the mold was gone and everything was dry.
I wonder what would happen if I attached an intelligence test attached to our rental application.