Fort Rucker Houses Experiencing Mold Problems

By: Lauren Davis Email
By: Lauren Davis Email

Mold has been a problem this summer in Fort Rucker houses due to the humid south Alabama conditions.

A woman at Fort Rucker says she's living with toxic mold in her house. Desiree Maia lives in this military home on post with her three daughters and her husband. She first noticed mold spots in her hall closet this march then crawled into the attic and got pictures from the mold in her attic, and then she contacted Picerne Military Housing.

The mold came back and this time she did her own culture on August 28. The lab results came back positive with four types of toxic mold including stachybotrys, which is rarely found on indoor samples which causes sore throats, itchy eyes and nose.

Desiree shows us reports from where Picerne Military Housing has responded to all Desiree's claims. Preventative medicine at Lyster Army Hospital tested all mold cultures before the most recent one and allege they never found toxic mold.

Desiree says she wants the problem fixed or she wants to move out of the house she's been in for seven years.

News Four spoke with Desiree and Picerne this afternoon. Both say Picerne is putting Desiree in hospitality housing until the problem is resolved.

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