Belongings because of Mold Infestation
Reporter: Renee Williams
Thu July 10, 2008
Two Daniel Island families have been forced to move because of high levels
of mold in their homes. They have lost their homes and much of what was
It looks like moving day but this move is not
normal. The Allens are not only packing up their belongings, but they have
to disinfect them.
“When we’re done, we’ll rinse it and we have to
spray just to make sure none of the spores are left,” Joy Allen explained.
The mold problem in their home is so bad they
cannot live there anymore. The mold has also penetrated anything porous so
clothes must be washed and furniture that cannot be washed must be left
behind. Throwing these things away is a precaution because mold spores can
regenerate in a new environment. The Allens have a new environment of their
They moved into a rental home near where they
used to live. Their frustration is growing everyday.
“D.R. Horton has been aware for several years
that these homes have these deficiencies yet they continue to allow
residents to occupy these homes and to live in mold contaminated
environments,” Benjamin Allen said.
It will cost thousands of dollars to remediate
the home and fix the mold problems.
“The structural damage is so significant and
the mold damage is so significant that we’re looking at estimates in the
$300,000 range which exceeds the actual value of the property,” Allen added.
Allen wants D.R. Horton to buy the home back.
We tried many times to contact D.R. Horton for
a statement, but they did not return our e-mails or phone calls.