Modesto Mold in the News
“Eviction ordered – Deplorable conditions cited, absentee landlord sought” – Recordnet, April 23, 2015
The residents of an apartment building in Stockton are being evicted after dangerous conditions were discovered that had been apparently going on for months or years. Residents described water flowing out of cracks in apartment walls, sewage exposure, and extreme cases of mildew and black mold. Some residents have had to be hospitalized multiple times due to exposure to the mold and mildew.
“Stockton Woman Evicted After She Complained of Severe Mold” – Fox 40 News, December 11, 2012
A tenant of an apartment in Stockton says that she was evicted by her landlord after she complained about mold and water damage in the unit. The problem was apparently due to a leak in the bathroom, which soaked carpeting throughout the apartment, causing the mold and attracting cockroaches and other pests.
“Rip down Del Rio? Riverbank to decide” – The Modesto Bee, May 25, 2009
The historic Del Rio Theater in Riverbank is in danger of being torn down. According to the city’s Redevelopment Agency, which purchased the historic 1940s building in 2007, recent architectural studies have found evidence of severe damage to the wood framing and support structure of the building, including mold, mildew, and dry rot. The city says that the damage is so pervasive that the building is unsafe to inhabit in its current condition.
“Modesto water plant repairs studied” – The Modesto Bee, September 2007
The city of Modesto is facing a repair bill of nearly $6 million for the city’s water treatment plant. In a somewhat ironic turn of events, city workers that water had leaked in through the roof and past the building’s drainage systems, resulting in black mold that had to be removed. The city estimates that the repairs will require at least 16 months to complete.