Gold Supporting Member
- Jan 16, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
Can anyone tell me what is going on here? 17 year old Class D brick veneer house has what appears to be a dark, almost black mold around all the eave vents. Same dusty mold around HVAC vents inside the house. Homeowner says the cleanable air return filter runs black when cleaned with water. There appears to be a light stain over all interior walls, really visible when you remove a picture from the wall. Fresh & slimy neon green mold on the front porch columns, different from the stuff around the rest of the house. All this started happening two years ago. There is adequate drainage around the house (slopes to the front of the lot). Neither house on either side of the Subject has these problems (I looked; neighbors are friendly). This is not a swampy area. There are trees at the front of the house, but none at the rear. Eave vents in both places have equal amounts of this residue. The crawl space does show evidence of previous moisture, but again there is a good solpe to the lot. Why is this stuff coming out both the attic (eave vents) and the HVAC? What the heck is this about?