True story. This is a Mesa house I previewed in July 2004. The house was vacant. The evaporative cooler had leaked, and water soaked the ceiling of this bedroom for weeks. Mushrooms grew out of the ceiling! Yes, mushrooms growing upside down!! And mold everywhere.
The smell of mold was so bad, my throat immediately began to close up and my nose began to run. I ran too, outside for fresh air. And to get my camera!
I gulped fresh air, ran inside, snapped one photo, then ran outside for fresh air.
Repeated the process for these photos. After the last photo, I had coughing fits for several minutes and almost puked.
I called the listing agent immediately to tell her about the mold issue and how it affected me. She replied, “Oh, it’s not that bad.”
I don’t know what happened to this house. Probably an investor bought it, slapped on some paint, and rented it out.
Please be careful around mold. I still get psychosomatic symptoms when I look at these photos.