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If the bill is passed, it will be quite an improvement for students. I know many tenants in my own neighborhood who aren’t satisfied because of predictable errors. It seems the water pipes in our building are continually leaking or busting and this makes me wonder if that could lead to mold since it thrives in moist areas. Not only can this lead to hazardous conditions, but it’s an inconvenience for residents who have to lug all over their stuff over to use the clubhouse showers (which doesn’t seem sanitary in itself). As renters, we depend on the proprietors to run maintenance issues smoothly. My roommates and I encounter unpredictable situations weekly. At the moment, we don’t run water on one side of our sink because it leaks underneath the cabinet. We’ve had it fixed twice, but maintenance informed us that if it broke again they would have to charge us. This isn’t responsible on their part because the build up of water could potentially harm our health, yet no one wants to be charged for something they didn’t do.
This should be an important issue to the overall community because it’s putting the health and safety of tenants at risk. If you pay to live somewhere, it shouldn’t be at the expense of anyone’s health. With that being said, mold isn’t always visible growing on the walls of your basement. Since this issue is becoming so widespread, i’m taking time out of my day to have my landlord inspect my apartment for any mold infestations. With a small effort, medical problems can be avoided and you can accommodate your guests without them saying, “what’s that musty smell?”