MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Some residents at an apartment complex in Mebane are complaining about mold in the complex.
Some residents of Mebane Mill Lofts say the mold has led to health problems, The Times-News of Burlington (http://bit.ly/ZanVvA ) reported.
The property developer says the problems are temporary and steps are being taken to address them.
An inspector with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency says mold was confirmed in the complex earlier this week. Officials are trying to determine where the mold started.
Nathaniel Williams said he recently gave his 30-day notice to leave the complex next month, despite the fact that he considered the apartment "absolutely gorgeous" when he moved in last year.
"It's not worth ruining your health to live here," Williams said.
Mebane Mill Lofts is a 75-unit complex that was once a yarn mill. The complex opened in January 2012.
Residents must meet income restrictions to live in the complex.
Betty Jones said she moved out last month after living in the complex for a year. Jones said she developed nagging headaches and a cough that wouldn't go away, shortly after moving in.
"I was coughing so hard it'd leave me sore," Jones said. "Once I moved out, my coughing went away."
A regional property manager says dehumidifiers have been installed in 15 apartments and more may be installed.
Brandie Wilks said it usually takes "a week or two" for the dehumidifiers to make a difference.
If the dehumidifiers don't reduce humidity and get rid of the mold, "We'll have to move on from there. We're being proactive, we're taking care of the problem," Wilks said.
Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com