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Old 07-04-2012, 07:09 AM
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I recently did some minor plumbing repairs to a friend of a friends house. I'm not a licensed business owner or anything like that- just good with my hands and trying to help someone out. In the basement, there is extensive mold from the crumbling foundation leaking. This is definitely a health hazard. Given the state of the foundation, the house will not be standing for very long. It already has a noticeable lean. The porch is a land-mine with missing/broken boards. The interior is seriously unclean to say the least and a fire hazard.

It is very near a public playground in Hooversville, PA. He also has what I assume is his young grand-daughter living there. When I mentioned the mold/foundation problems to the owner, he told me "mind your own business". Once my work was done, he was extremely rude before I even mentioned this. I fear for the safety/health of the grand-child along with any children playing nearby. I also want to remain anonymous so no trouble comes to my friend that knows him. What can be done? Is there somewhere to report this kind of thing?
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:16 PM
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You might want to report in anonymously to the township office. There is a house near ours where the elderly occupant had let her house stand vacant when she moved to a nursing home. Her only son lived a couple of hours away and the weeds had been left to take over the lawn. My husband called the township office and they had someone come over and talk to a neighbor, who happened to know the son. He was called and about a week later came down and bushwacked and mowed the yard back into shape. Since then it's been mowed on a regular basis. I would think that a falling down, mold infected house would be even more dangerous.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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With a child involved, you could make a report to the local Child and Family Services office. They will keep your name confidential.
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