Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 12, 2017 1:48 PM|
Yup, tenny mold test (by Vee [OH]) Aug 12, 2017 5:52 PM
Yup, tenny mold test (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 12, 2017 6:48 PM
Yup, tenny mold test (by LindaJ [NY]) Aug 13, 2017 4:29 AM
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 13, 2017 6:00 AM
Yup, tenny mold test (by LindaJ [NY]) Aug 13, 2017 1:31 PM
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 13, 2017 5:46 PM
Yup, tenny mold test (by allin [VA]) Aug 14, 2017 8:47 AM
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 14, 2017 1:39 PM
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2017 1:48 PM
As some of you mentioned, the psycho tenny got a mold test. It's actually not too bad and very revealing of her.
I had to tell her repeatedly over the years to not leave the windows open all seasons. Well, in her apartment is a huge level of something called basidiospores. It's found in the woods, mushrooms etc. It is found at almost the same level as outdoors. There are 27 thousand parts outside and 24 thousand parts inside her unit because the idiot left the windows open!! The bad part of that is that it causes dry rot in buildings. So this idiot paid to tell me she brought dry rot into my building. What a hoot!.
The good news is that there is no black mold, stachybotris, as she had accused.
What there is in high level is Penicillium aspergillum in the basement. There are 81 thousand parts of that in the basement and fortunately only 640 parts in her unit.
So now I have to clean the heater ducts since she had rabbits and hay and stray inside the unit. I have to get a mold tech out to get my own report and I'm pretty sure the site of the penicillium aspergillum is on the back wall next to where the downspout extension came off and let six inches of rain come down alongside the building.
Yup, tenny mold test (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2017 5:52 PM
So is this tenant already an old tenant, if not you must work on that pronto - tell her aprox cost to cleanup after these unauthorized pets, need the new address to send the settlement (most likely a repair bill cost over running the deposit amount). --76.188.xxx.xx
Yup, tenny mold test (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2017 6:48 PM
THat testing is expensive. These folks are serious about attacking you. Time for them to go by-by.
Why would you have to re-test? Cleanup and re-rent.
Yup, tenny mold test (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 4:29 AM
Spores are everywhere, inside and out. I don't understand why she is advised not to leave the windows open. Yes, it will let the spores in, but they will come in anyway. Why have windows if you can't open them.
So not surprising there is mold in the basement. Is there a dehumidifier running? Even with that it can be difficult to keep the moisture down in some.
I guess I see this as all part of life. Just time to get rid of her, save yourself aggravation. --96.236.xx.xx
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 6:00 AM
She sent certified mail earlier this month that she is leaving on August 31 so getting rid of her is not a problem.
She had the windows open during cold weather and all weather even when it was raining and I was concerned about dampness coming in and making real mold on the walls. She had the thermostat for the building. She was not overheating the place but shutting the heat off. I had to add baseboard heat upstairs.
No dehumidifier in the basement. There was no need for one. We have had a drought for six years. Now it's raining a lot so I will have to get one. She had a dehumidifier in her bedroom plugged into a small extension cord. I gave her an appliance cord. She had the nearest plug blocked with clothes.
I am going to retest in case she sues later citing her health concerns.
Yup, tenny mold test (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 1:31 PM
Really wet this year in upstate NY too. Is there AC? sometimes having the window open lets the moisture that accumulates from showers, cooking, etc go out. Of course one should close them during a rainstorm if they are not under an overhang.
A dehumidifier in basement will do a lot to help all through the house, since that is where a lot of dampness can come. Go for a bigger one, 70 pt. (that is the amount it can remove in 24 hours, not what it holds) Try to have it drain to a sump hole and not rely on emptying the holding tank. Getting tenants to do that can be a challenge. Sounds like once she goes, you can get a handle on this. Even move the dehumidifier upstairs to a counter where it can drain into a sink and let it do its work while it is vacant and you do fixing.
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 5:46 PM
Thanks LindaJ. Yes I will put a dehumidifier in the basement and let it drain into the sump pump hole. I was wondering if they did that so thanks for letting me know.
She has two AC window units but doesn't use them much. They don't like AC. They open the windows and let the tree mold in. Basically I wanted her to shut windows when she went out because we have had people break in during the day in the neighborhood through windows. But she would not comply. Left the dryer run and went out too. Good thing there was not a dryer fire. --73.33.xxx.xxx
Yup, tenny mold test (by allin [VA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 8:47 AM
So I get the CYA of this situation but this:
"She has two AC window units but doesn't use them much. They don't like AC. They open the windows and let the tree mold in. Basically I wanted her to shut windows when she went out because we have had people break in during the day in the neighborhood through windows. But she would not comply. Left the dryer run and went out too. Good thing there was not a dryer fire."
is not reasonable in my mind. These are choices that a reasonable tenant can make. Leaving the windows open and leaving the dryer running should not destroy a house. If the house is broken into then it will be mostly tenant stuff taken. Again its the tenant's choice. Maybe I am not seeing the whole picture? --146.165.xx.xxx
Yup, tenny mold test (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 1:39 PM
allin, they go in through windows to steal copper pipe around here. Plumber says 3 to 5 thousand dollars to replace if that happens. Shut the windows and lock them when you go out is a no brainer.
Today she has the back cellar door wide open letting in the same woods spores that she says she is allergic to. There were none found there in the mold report she purchased. Probably now there will be.
Plumber came today for yet another call about water from their showers going onto the basement floor. I had the plumber install a hand held and also one of those plastic barriers that caulk onto the wall and tub in a corner. He then told her that there is nothing more to fix. She said she won't be calling to complain again since she is moving.
I think she was either showering without the shower curtain closed or just pouring water on the floor. Plumber thinks so too.
Her boyfriend came to pick up some boxes of her things. She must be moving in with him. This whole thing might be a ploy to get him to let her move in with him !!!