Mold Lease Addendum
Phone: 864.855.0629 | Fax: 864.855.0864
101 Wallace Drive, Easley, SC 29640
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It is the goal of EHA to maintain this property to the highest quality of living environment for tenants. EHA has inspected the dwelling unit prior to the commencement of the rental agreement and has identified no damp or wet building materials and knows of no mold, mildew, or other fungal growth in the dwelling unit. However, mold and mildew spores are present throughout the natural environment and cannot be entirely eliminated from any dwelling place.
Many sources of excess moisture can lead to high indoor humidity and cause mold, mildew, or other fungal growth. Most sources of moisture can be controlled by simple procedures under the control of the tenant. Our mutual goals should be to reduce excess moisture within the dwelling unit wherever and whenever possible.
In order to reduce the probability of mold, mildew or other fungal growth, protect your health, and protect your personal property and the dwelling unit, you, the tenant agree to maintain the premises in a manner that prevents the growth of mold, mildew or other fungi in the dwelling unit by reducing or eliminating the sources of excess moisture. Moisture occurs from the process of breathing, presence of live plants and fish tanks, cooking, bathing, laundry, and other moisture producing activities.
If the dwelling contains excess moisture due to the tenant's lifestyle or activities, the tenant may be required to obtain and maintain a product or product(s) which reduce moisture in the unit.
Tenant's obligations include, but not limited to the following:
- To keep the dwelling clean at all times; free of dirt and debris, especially those things that can harbor mold, mildew spores or other fungal growth.
- To clean bathroom, kitchen surfaces and walls with products which reduce or inhibit growth of mold, mildew, or other fungi.
- To clean and dry any visible moisture on windows, walls, and other surfaces, including personal property, as soon as the condition occurs.
- To sue bathroom fans while bathing or showering, kitchen fans while cooking, and utility fans whenever water is being used. Continue use of fans for at least 30 minutes following activity.
- To agree to report to EHA when any exhaust fan does not operate.
- To agree to use all reasonable care to close all windows and other openings to the premises to prevent rain and other outdoor water from penetrating the dwelling unit.
- To open multiple windows (weather permitting) at least twice a week for one hour to allow cross ventilation of the dwelling.
- To keep any fish tanks covered, if allowed under the rental agreement and/or pet addendum.
- To maintain connections and operation of the applicable heating source and to maintain temperatures within a range of 55 to 75 degrees. No non-vented kerosene or other flame producing space heaters are to be used indoors at any time.
- To allow a minimum of six-inches of space between furniture and walls for proper air ventilation.
- To notify EHA immediately of any circumstances involving excess moisture or water leakage such as plumbing leaks or drips, sweating pipes or toilet tanks, as well as, any overflows in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry facilities (if applicable), especially in cases where the overflow may have permeated walls, floors, carpeting or other floor coverings or cabinets. Excess water shall be immediately removed to prevent further damage.
- To notify EHA of any mold growth on surface inside the dwelling unit that cannot be removed or controlled by the tenant.
- Tenant agrees to allow EHA to enter the dwelling unit to inspect and make necessary repairs.
Tenant understands and agrees that failure to do any of the actions required by this addendum shall constitute a material noncompliance with the rental agreement affecting health and the integrity of the dwelling unit and may result in the termination of tenancy. EHA has provided a copy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency document, "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home," to tenant with the lease addendum.