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tapmcfarland

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Oct 28, 2011
 
why was the house in dogwood torn down? the house was gated off for months then torn down, why? and it seems another one on the corner must have been torn down in the past because it is a hugh vacant lot. was it becuase of too much mold?
dunno

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Oct 28, 2011
 
Was it a 2 bedroom four-plex?
tapmcfarland

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Oct 29, 2011
 

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Was it a 2 bedroom four-plex?
not sure but i know as drive through the neigborhood, i see mold growing on the homes. large portions on the homes are covered in mold. mold is very harmful to small children, people who have cancer and people with asthma. i think all the homes should be torn down because of mold as well as bad drinking water. i am considering having my insurance company out to survey this. as much money as fort polk gets, 6 digit figures compared to 1 digit figures other military installations get, they should take some of that money and spray the houses twice a year. i have seen the truck because they sprayed my home but once is not enough. i am not sure why no one says anything, it is very harmful to your health. if you lived outside post and were a renter your landlord would be required to fix issues, their are laws to protect renters. a little mold yes, but entire sides of homes covered not exceptable. how about fort polk spray the homes for mold more. heck bleach will work. i am not sure how many bedrooms the house was but it is gone, and across from that one it seems another one was torn down. just wondering why.
the mold and water issues need to be fixed. i am ordering a water treatment test to test the water, because i know the reports say the water is safe, but people lie. the test i am ordering is quite expensive so it will probable be after xmas. the water taste like metal and smells bad. not bad like sewage but bad like chemicals. as soon as i have the test and the results i will post. we pay rent, we are not living here for free so things should be taken care of. not sure why no one has brought up the mold issue before, i know the water issue was looked into and surprising i think the verdict was "water safe" i beg to differ.
dunno

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Oct 30, 2011
 

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Can't you just call the health dept?
I was wondering about the four-plex because I know in the past that there was one on Coit St. It had lead paint, water pipe issues, water damage, mold, termites, carpenter ants and needed to be updated period. I was told by maint. that it was cheaper to just tear it down than to do the repairs. There more need for 3 and 4 bds. than 2 bds. Eventually all housing areas will be replaced as funds allow.
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Nov 1, 2011
 

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Sounds like a safe and healthy environment.
sarcastic much

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off the record wrote:
Sounds like a safe and healthy environment.
we know this is you mrs <livingston, tx> tap
do u live on Coit? whats your deal?
I dont understand you
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Bree

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Jan 13, 2012
 
Do u still live on post? I live in Dogwood and would like to talk to people who have had mold problems like I have had.
yipee

Sulphur, LA

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Feb 8, 2012
 
Bree, a few houses here and there are being torn down to turn into larger homes. More and more families with litters are joining the military or growing in the military and there is a high demands for more bedrooms.
The water is really bad. i have a Reverse Osmosis Deionizing unit on my kitchen faucet and the filter is black within a few months. A nice thick layer of goo falls off of it when I change it out. This would be the sediment filter which is the first stage the water goes through. The other stages are still brown after a few months. The water that comes out is crystal clear with no bleach odor.
Its really frustrating filling a bath tub up which smells like bleach and has a yellow tint to it and even burns your eyes sometimes. I have talked to fellow neighbors who report the exact same thing.
Mold on the outside of the house is normal for this area. Housing will come out and bleach it off if you call and let them know.

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