We discovered a plumbing leak about a month ago. Our landlord has been dragging her feet and finally got someone out to dig into the wall last week. They discovered mold, and lots of it. The mold has engulfed the straw insulation, the drywall and some of the structural supports of the second floor.
The contractor said they needed an environmental assessment before they could continue--duh!. Our wonderful landlord won't approve it because it's too expensive. So here we sit. The wall is torn open. We're protected only by a sheet of plastic and some duct tape. My whole family is sick and nothing has been done for a week.
I'm contacting an attorney and we're looking for a new place to live. But we're stuck here, probably for six more weeks. I'm dreading it.
For your pleasure, here's a pic: