TCHD often receives calls from the community about mold contamination in homes and businesses. "Black mold" is a cause of concern for many individuals. Just because mold is black or dark in color does not classify it as toxic "black mold". The "black mold" classified as toxic Stachybotrys is quite rare. However for mold to be appropriately classified it needs to be tested by a laboratory or mold consultant.
Molds are very common in buildings and homes and will grow indoors anywhere there is moisture.
There are no standards or laws in regard to mold levels. Since there are no standards or laws our Department does not conduct mold inspections.
Mold and Rental Properties
Many inquires to our Department deal with landlords who will not sufficiently or promptly correct mold contamination in their properties. Please contact Tuscarawas County Fair Housing Office for information on the correct way to ask for repairs to rentals. Legal advise may also be sought in certain instances.