The house we are living in is less than two years old. We watched it being built, even taking pictures and video as the project went along. In parts it was very impressive and we felt the builders were excellent, but as the project began winding down, we became less and less impressed…and more and more concerned. Sure, it is understandable that as the project was coming to a close, the builders were ready to move on to new projects. But our project was still important to us, and we felt we were being tossed aside.
We never got fulfillment of a final to-do list, which was to be handled about a year after we moved in. Drywall repairs that were supposed to be handled never got taken care of because the builder’s drywall people never called us back. Months went by and we finally just had to let it go because of my illnesses. Issues that cropped up, we brought them to the builder’s attention and were told it wasn’t a problem or it wasn’t covered. Or the “fix” was pretty much a waste of our time and didn’t actually fix the problem.
Our upstairs closets are hot. That isn’t right. The builder told us that closets aren’t “conditioned” so that’s why they seem warmer. That isn’t right, but we got blown off. A vent in our master bathroom shower area gets condensation on it, which someone came in to fix and it didn’t work. We still have condensation on the vent, even when we’re not showering. Two of our upstairs bathrooms have no air/heat vent in them. We were told it was because they only put vents on outside walls and those two rooms are not on any outside wall…unfortunately that means those two rooms are warm and humid. Who wants to break into a sweat in the summer when you are brushing your teeth? It’s like the closets…how do you put your clothes in a closet and then have the closet get so hot that the clothes get musty and (potentially) moldy? We checked with the a/c guy last summer who said we could pay him and he’d come in and add the vents into those two bathrooms, that the current ventilation system could handle it. But he wouldn’t do it during the summer…and we forgot over the fall/winter because of me being sick. Now it’s hot out again and both of those bathrooms? There’s black stuff dotting the ceiling around the exhaust vents. WTF is that? I’m freaking out because I think it’s mold. Hub things it’s dirt being spit out of the exhaust fans, but it looks like mold.
I’m thinking our attic is not ventilated properly…because we don’t have these heat problems on the main level of the house. The powder room down there doesn’t have an air/heat vent, and it seems okay temperature-wise. This house was not an inexpensive investment…nor was our builder a cheap builder. So WTF, what is going on? And do we call the a/c & vent people or roofing people or plumbing people? And of course the warranty is gone, so we’re going to have to fork over cash for this shit…
Arg. I’m so stressed out over this. The bathroom is so gross with that crap on the ceiling. Blech.