Mold problem is making me sick! Help!
This is the first time I've been on this forum. I've spent a lot of time on the Bathroom Forum lately. I came here because I could use some help.
I am a single woman and for years I have worked very hard to renovate my first house. It has been one thing after another. I have replaced almost everything soup to nuts. But I am beginning to hate this house. It is one story and sits low on the property and I have a crawl space which I covered with plastic and insulated. I discovered my bathtub has been leaking for a long time. It ruined the bathroom floor and this week it is scheduled to be demolished for a complete renovation.
In the past six months workers who have been in the crawl space to inspect for any damage to joists caused by a bathtub leak and found none. But they mentioned seeing a small puddle of water with no evidence of moisture. The puddle is about 6Â inside the opening and about 15Â from the bathroom. A few days ago I discovered that some clothing that I had dry cleaned and stored under my bed had molded. My bedroom sits not far above this water puddle. In the past several months I have developed a lingering cough and now my lungs hurt and I feel sick. IÂve opened all the windows and turned on the fans and am considering sleeping in the sunroom in the back of the house.
The timing couldnÂt be worse. In two weeks I have to leave town for a 3 Â½ for a job training so I made arrangements for a house sitter to live here and take care of my cat. Now I am not sure if ANYONE should be living here.
Long story, short. I am upset and overwhelmed at the prospect of having to abandon my house. And in a couple days I will be spending A LOT of money on it. I'm even wondering if I should cancel the bathroom remodel which I've been planning for months. If anyone out there has gotten through this post and would be kind enough to offer some words of consolation or advice, I'd really appreciate it. :-(