This is what you could end up living in if you don't make sure a home is not damp before you rent it.
I have just moved my bed, and this is what i found growing under it. This is what i have been breathing in for the past year. It is no wonder i always feel so tired.
My bedroom is next to my bathroom - the bathroom is on the other side of this wall. During the last inspection with my landlord, in November, i showed him the soggy patches of bathroom floor and pointed out the terrible mouldy smell. I have emailed him and made him aware that there is actually a hole in the bathroom floor now.
He does not reply.
When we moved in here, there was no damp smell. The home felt dry and warm. There was though, a black stain on the carpet in the same spot where all this mould has grown. I assumed that was a rather big spilled drink, or paint or something and situated my bed to cover the stain. It was not until a few weeks ago, that i pulled a storage container out from under my bed, that i noticed the mould.
I pay $410 a week to live in a damp, mouldy, and unhealthy home. It is going to cost me ALOT of money to move. It is not just people that are buying a home that have to be careful. Even renting a leaky home can totally suck MOULDY ass.
Now i have to toss up if i should move my bed back and just pretend it is not there, or if i should put up with staring at that carpet for the rest of the time that we live here.
This place totally no longer feels like a home.
House hunting HARD.
Apparently i should not even scrub it, and need to wear a mask around that kind of mould - so i have just been advised.
Not sure where i am going to sleep tonight but even this did not ruin my 666 days of happiness. ;)