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Repeated apartment flooding causes mold concerns

July 06, 2009
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SALEM, MA — A mother of two is fed up with mold problems resulting from her basement apartment flooding three times in less than a year, according to the Eagle Tribune.
Amy Anderson, who has had her carpet replaced twice but still complains of mold odors, cannot afford anything higher than the $750 a month she now pays for rent, making moving out an issue, the story stated.
Anderson said: "I asked him (my landlord) if he would let his dog live down here and he couldn''t answer me. He just isn''t doing anything. He thinks we can live there."
Anderson''s landlord called in Salem Health Inspector Brian Lockhardt to test her apartment''s air quality following the most recent flood in May, the story noted.
According to the story, Lockhardt urged the landlord to treat the carpet with a fungicide to kill any remaining mold.
Anderson''s landlord has been increasingly skeptical of her complaints of mold since they first began in December 2008, the story added.
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