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Mold 2 bathroom collage part 1 (1)

Hurricane Irma hit land on September 10 blowing out 2 of my windows and taking off the outside of the roof on top of my building, mainly on my side. I didn’t give two thoughts about any of it as the windows were quickly replaced and I didn’t feel or see anything wrong with my ceilings except for a few bubbles in the larger room and that was always happening.

About a month later, in the middle of a rainy night, I got up to go to the bathroom and stepped into a puddle of water near the commode. I quickly took out a couple of old sheets and threw them on the floor to absorb the water and went back to sleep.

The next day, hanging the sheets up to dry, I thought something may be wrong with the commode and reported it to the office. Nothing came of it but I learned to put those sheets on the floor anytime it rained.

I, also, noted something strange but really didn’t think much of it. A few pictures I had hung up on the bathroom walls were getting a funny ‘design’ on them and taking one down noticed that the back of the frame was wet. Also, there were brownish spots appearing here and there while the walls and ceiling were getting a ‘bubble wrap’ effect.

It was obvious, even to me, that when it rained water was coming down between the walls. I didn’t notice anything in the kitchen and the new cabinets that had been put up in May were okay. I did become aware of some black spots near the baseboards in the bathroom and I thought it just might be due to the water that accumulated on the floor during rainstorms.

I spoke to the head of maintenance who told me they were getting permits to put up a new roof and that meanwhile he would get someone to clean the walls, which he did almost immediately.

By January the whole picture changed quickly!

Posted February 13, 2018 by greatmartin in HOME, Uncategorized

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