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Mold Survey.. Interesting

A mold survey was given to see how many people in a particular area dealt with mold related issues.. these are the results :

“In April 2005, the Mold Committee of the Tenants Association conducted a survey on the presence of mold and its effects on residents. They received a total of 184 completed surveys.

1. Do you have any visible mold in your apartment?

* Yes: 48.37% total, 42% Storke I, 63% Storke II, 47% West

2. Do you detect the odor of mold (musty smell) in your apartment?

* Yes: 39.13% total, 53 % Storke I, 54% Storke II, 19% West

3. Where in your apartment does mold tend to grow?

* Bathroom and/or kitchen: 37% total, 28% Storke I, 37% Storke II, 46% West
* Windows and/or doors: 30% total, 32% Storke I, 43% Storke II, 22% West
* Carpets and/or floors: 5% total, 8% Storke I, 9% Storke II, 1% West
* Walls and/or ceilings: 13% total, 20% Storke I, 17% Storke II, 5% West
* Closets: 5% total, 4% Storke I, 11% Storke II, 3% West

4. Has any of your personal property been damaged by mold?

* Yes: 18% total, 20% Storke I, 31% Storke II, 10% West

5. What is the estimated value of property damage?

* Greatest amount for one resident: $800, Total for Storke I: $2400, Total for Storke II: $920, Total for West: $695

6. Do you regularly use a dehumidifier in your home?

* Yes: 8.7% total, 8% Storke I, 26% Storke II, 1% West

7. What other interventions have you used to treat mold in your home?

* Bleach: 19% total
* General Household Cleaners: 30% total
* Air Filters: 5% total
* Ventilation: 19%
* Previous move within FSH because of mold: 1.63% (3 residents)

8. Do any of your family members suffer from any of the following health complaints since moving into Family Student Housing?

* Respiratory problems- wheezing, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath: 24.5% total, 34% Storke I, 37% Storke II, 10% West
* Nasal and sinus congestion: 47% total, 63% Storke I, 57% Storke II, 27% West
* Eyes burning, watery, reddened, blurry vision, light sensitivity: 20% total, 18% Storke I, 28% Storke II, 18% West
* Dry, hacking cough: 20% total, 27% Storke I, 26% Storke II, 10% West
* Sore throat: 27% total, 33% Storke I, 31% Storke II, 20% West
* Nose and throat irritation: 30% total, 38% Storke I, 29% Storke II, 24% West
* Infection or lung disease: 4% total, 10% Storke I, 0% Storke II, 1% West
* Chronic fatigue: 16% total, 20% Storke I, 14% Storke II, 13% West
* Skin irritation: 13% total, 15% Storke I, 6% Storke II, 14% West
* Central nervous system problems (constant headaches, loss of memory, and mood changes): 5% total, 7% Storke I, 0% Storke II, 6% West
* Aches and pains: 7% total, 11% Storke I, 0% Storke II, 6% West
* Fever: 3% total, 3% Storke I, 0% Storke II, 5% West
* Headaches: 24.5% total, 27% Storke I, 40% Storke II, 15% West
* Diarrhea: 6% total, 8.5% Storke I, 3% Storke II, 5% West
* Immune suppression: 9% total, 13% Storke I, 6% Storke II, 8% West

9. Do any of these problems disappear or decrease when the affected family member(s) leave(s) home?

* Yes: 37.5% total, 45% Storke I, 51% Storke II, 24% West

 

10. Have you contact housing officials regarding the mold?

* Yes: 17% total, 23% Storke I, 29% Storke II, 8% West

11. What was the response of housing officials to your notification?

* Cleaned the mold: 4% total
* Removed/replaced carpet: .5% total
* Repairs for water intrustion: 3.2% total
* Loaned dehumidifier: 4% total
* Evaluation of some kind: 4.9%

12. Were/are you satisfied with this response?

* Yes: 6% total, 7% Storke I, 11% Storke II, 3% West
* No: 10% total, 14% Storke I, 14% Storke II, 4% West”

Source : Mold Survey

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  1. Very good.

    This is the first time I have ever heard of a tenants association doing a resident survey of mold problems.

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