News Department of Health Shuts Down Aurora Motel
posted by March 20 at 13:24 PMon
120th and Aurora
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shut down the Orion Motel on the 17th because building conditions posed “an immediate threat to guests.”
According to the DOH:
Conditions in the motel rooms include non-working smoke detectors; mold; unsanitary mattresses; unsafe exposed electrical wiring; unsanitary floors, walls, and fixtures; and other unsanitary conditions.
Just how unsanitary was the Orion Motel?
From the Puget Sound Business Journal:
“[one] unit was filthy, the entire bathroom was cluttered, (unkempt), grimy and covered in crud and food splash. The shower basin was coated with a thick layer of dark-colored crud, grime and soap scum.”
In another unit, the inspector found “mold was growing on the walls in the bathroom next to the toilet and along the vanity cabinet.” And in another unit, the inspector found “the mattress and box spring was stained badly with what appeared to be body fluids.”
The Orion Motel’s owners have 20 days to appeal the closure.
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