Residents of Rental House Sue Landlord Over Black Mold Infestation

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Residents of Rental House Sue Landlord Over Black Mold Infestation

Residents of a rental house in Alton, Illinois, have filed a lawsuit against the landlord, alleging that the property was infested with black mold.

The lawsuit claims that black mold is a serious health hazard, and the defendants failed to prevent mold growth which has caused injury and pain to the plaintiffs Patrick Phillips, Chasity Phillips and four minor children.

The lawsuit names Rashad Robinson, CR Investments, CR Property Investments, LLC, Robinson Realty and Especial Services and Renovations, as well as owners and managers of the property located in Residence Street.


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How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Apartment?

Do you have a mold problem in your house/apartment?

If the answer is yes, you have got a problem that needs your immediate attention. Living in moldy conditions can cause several health conditions including upper respiratory illness.

But do not worry! Here are a few tips that can help you address the mold issue:

1.The first and most important step you can take to prevent or get rid of mold is to reduce moisture in the area. You can do so by using bathroom and kitchen fans and opening the windows.

2.Increasing overall ventilation in your home will also reduce mold growth. Therefore, keep the bathroom doors open as much as possible, and open all the windows in the house for some time every day.

3.It has been observed that mold grows easily on dusty, moist surfaces. Therefore, dusting the susceptible places, such as outside of your toilet tank and window frames, more often will reduce mold growth.


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Parents Detained, Children Removed from the House Covered with Black Mold

Odessa Police have arrested the parents of a 5-month-old girl and 23-month-old boy, after animal feces, exposed wires and black mold was found in their Odessa home.

Both the children have been placed in a foster care. According to Child Protective Services (CPS) spokesperson Marleigh Meisner, “We remove children if the unsanitary conditions affect the safety and well-being of the children.”

The parents, William Charles Spires, 24, and Bailey Renae Schmidt, 21, are being held at Ector County Detention Center. According to Odessa Police spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur, they have been charged for endangering the children, which is a state jail felony.


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Mold-Infested Abandoned House in Union Beach Poses Health Threat to Neighbors

Authorities revealed that an abandoned, mold-infested home at Saint James Avenue in Union Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey could be causing health issues for the nearby residents.

The house, which was left abandoned after Sandy storm, was recently inspected, after a neighbor complained that the mold is making his family sick. The inspection confirmed that there was mold growth inside the house and some windows were left open.

The Union Beach officials said they will try to get the property added into the list of houses scheduled for demolition.


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