Black Mold and Moisture on Upstairs A/C Handler | My Lennar Home

Black Mold and Moisture on Upstairs A/C Handler

Of the 25 or so times the A/C systems have malfunctioned in 4.5 years, this one has a bigger issue besides not being properly installed – it has mold and moisture everywhere.

After the initial Lennar home inspection for the 80+ construction issues, I became ill. Besides the mosquitoes throughout the house, mold is within this A/C closet, the mold is on the main A/C system, the attic, and likely in other places that have encountered water intrusion. The A/C closet is only feet from my desk, and regardless of how or how often I clean the mold, it comes back to the air conditioning unit.

I’m sure you’ll get my confusion with the A/C inspection report from Lennar after you see these pictures and video.

Here are a few pictures of the mold and moisture all over the A/C unit upstairs:

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Mold and moisture – and moisture streaks – are visible in the upstairs A/C handler. Notice the gap in the ceiling as well as the water damage at the ceiling. This is facing from the side of the unit looking back and up.

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This is the front of the A/C unit as soon as you open the closet door. Looks like black mold to me.

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This is one side and front of the A/C unit in the closet. Notice the black mold is so thick you can see the roots.

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Another part of the A/C handler – notice the black mold and moisture streaks going down the unit. The unit was not installed correctly by WCI Communities (now Lennar).

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Another part of the A/C handler – notice the black mold and moisture streaks going down the unit. The unit was not installed correctly by WCI Communities (now Lennar).

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Front top of the A/C unit – notice the gaps in the ceiling.

I have continued to get sick in both areas of the house. Other people who spend a significant amount of time in my Lennar home also report illnesses with similar symptoms.

Here is a short 45-second video showing the mold, moisture, moisture damage and the gaps at the A/C handler:

So now you will understand my surprise when the Lennar home inspection had this to say about this A/C unit:

The duct system and plenums are sealed properly and installed correctly showing no evidence of leaks or moisture.

No mention of anything that you are seeing here. None.

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The Lennar home inspection report for 80+ construction issues makes no mention of the mold and moisture that is clearly visible in the pictures and videos you see here.

This can sum up a portion of the confusion and frustration you can only imagine I’ve felt for over 4.5 years now. The construction issues started on almost day one.

Lennar agreed to replace both A/C units but has still not made the repair.