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Apt. owner responds to claims of mold problem

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Letter being sent to resident of Evergreen Apartments. Letter being sent to resident of Evergreen Apartments.

The owner of a Greenville apartment complex whose residents say has an ongoing mold problem says tenants are to blame for the issue.

FOX Carolina reported on the issue Wednesday, after a tenant at Evergreen Place Apartments named Connie Clark in 105B claimed she was getting sick because of all the mold in her apartment. Management would not comment Wednesday.

In a statement to FOX Carolina Thursday, Cady Seabaugh with McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. said:

"The management at Evergreen Place Apartments had the air quality in Apartment 105-B tested by a reputable, third party service. The service found that the mold present in the apartment was due to mold forming on damp sheets kept in a dog crate in the living room. The dog crate was located next to a return air intake valve of the HVAC unit, which spread the mold over the apartment. The report clearly indicates that the mold formed due to the tenant's actions and not to any negligence on the part of management."

An attorney is looking into various other claims of mold at the apartment complex as well. Clark and other tenants claimed Wednesday that a doctor recommended they move immediately from the apartments, but that management would not let her out of her lease agreement.

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