Is Toronto on the verge of a backlash against “slum landlords” and the unsanitary conditions they permit or foster in the buildings they own?
It appears that way. The Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, comprised of 20,000 citizens, wants a crackdown. Of the 5,000 multi-residential buildings in the city, far too many have become infested with cockroaches and toxic black mold.
The mold problem is becoming particularly concerning during the city’s powerful heat wave, during which the absurdly humid conditions can foster mold growth in floor tiles, ceilings, fans, drywall and more.
Various residents complain that their landlords either “do nothing” when faced with complaints over bugs and mold or take far too long. Mold isn’t something to be left alone. It cause respiratory problems and can exacerbate asthma, especially in youths.
If your landlord isn’t helping to fix your mold problem, there are a few steps you can take. The city does have a program designed to inspect rental apartment buildings for tenants who feel ignored by their landlords. But the process can still take time as there are a limited number of inspectors.
Another route is to hire a Toronto mold inspections company, which doesn’t cost nearly as much as you may think. The sooner you remove the mold, the better, as the spores can spread and keep multiplying. A good mold inspection and removal company will eliminate the problem in a manner that prevents it from coming back.
Better yet, if you do get a mold removal or inspection, consider enlisting the help of a group like the ACORN to make sure your neglectful landlord foots the bill!
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