Hi, I need help moving out of a mouldy home. I’ve been living here for a while now and have been getting sick A LOT since I moved in 2 years ago. Last month I discovered the full extent of how bad it really is AND that it can’t be fixed easily. Even the mould removal guy said there are different issues that have to do with the building material and building damages and it’s best for me to move out as soon as I can because the stains are massive and will get bigger if the house itself isn’t fixed.
The worst thing is when I try to clean and wipe it out of the bedroom wardrobe and kitchen cupboards (with vinegar) my throat and lungs immediately hurt more from the spores. Also I developed asthma so even the chlorine mould killer which should be my friend tightens my airways. It’s been a few weeks since I sprayed it on the worst spots on the walls I still can’t be near the spots where I sprayed it for long.
Meanwhile there’s mould in the wardrobes, in each kitchen cupboard, in the shoe cabinet, under the sink, it’s everywhere and it comes back quickly after wiping it out. There was a broken pipe in the wall last month, a leaky pipe under the sink (that explains the mould in the kitchen cupboards) and also ongoing wet damage coming through the roof (round massive stains on the ceiling) and leaky outside walls.
My lungs and throat have been hurting for the last year and it wasn’t clear to me why, because most of the mould was hidden, Now I know. I dont have appetite anymore and I’m feeling sick in my stomach after I physically work. I developed asthma and it often feels tense and swollen to breathe. I need to get out of here ASAP.
The landlord recently had a visit and just said that I should spray mould killer over it and paint mould colour on it, but that won’t fix the issue in the walls. They have spot painted it before I moved in, and you can see the issue hasn’t been solved back then, the mould just came through the wall next to the whiter paint. I don’t have the energy to fight or discuss with them or go the legal route and worst case they’ll try to blame it on me. I don’t have the energy nor money for that.
I just want to live somewhere nice and safe for my health again.
I just want to get out, be in peace, start my healing journey (hoping that my lungs, throat and larynx will recover when I move out) and rent a lovely, safe, happy home for me and my dog. I’ll need a bigger sum for one off payment for bond, fees, oil, and other rental costs to score something.
Unfortunately I’ve just spent all my savings on oil for the winter because we have an energy crisis here in Europe and I ordered and paid the oil before the pipe broke and before I realised how bad and unfixable the mould issue really is. Such bad timing.
Please send me your blessings and prayers and donate if you can so I can rent something else. Any amount is much appreciated. God bless you.