Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Can you say INCONVENIENT!?!

I want a bath. I want a two hour long two hundred degree bubble bath. I have not had a bath in THREE days. That's right, THREE. 3. Deodorant and body spray make keep me from smelling like i have poor personal hygiene, but i feel YUCKY. Why, you ask, would a conscientious person such as myself ever want to go so many days in my own ick? Well, this is what my bathtub has looked like for the last three days.
There was a "water" leak in my bathroom wall. Lets be honest... It's nasty, dirty, yucky, used shower water from the mexican family upstairs shower draining directly into the wall between my bathroom and Indian's bedroom. How is it being repaired? Well, half arsed. That's how. There is standing "sewage" in my wall. The manager ripped out the part of the wall where the leak was (up high) and left the remains of the wall in my bathtub. He dumped some industrial bleach into the wall, patched the leak and covered the hole. He has not come back to finish covering the hole, nor has he cleaned out my tub of the insulation and 50 year old moldy drywall that he left behind. Plus he left the standing filth in the bottom part of the wall (sure with liquid bleach in it now).
We discovered this leak because for the last three months i have been complaining about a "bubble" in my wall, and mold growing from inside the wall out. Nothing was done. Then, nothing was done. Then, nothing was done. Finally I demanded something be done. THIS is what i GOT. Should i call a lawyer? Should I call the health department? Should i MOVE?

13 comments:

Zachary said...

aww that must be really awful. Im sorry to hear about that. do you know when it will be fixed?

archshrk said...

Hello, Michele sent me.
Yes move, it won't get better.

B. Scott Leopard said...

You should call the health department, then call a doctor, because this could be part of the reason that Indy is sick all the time. A lot of the time mold can trick you into thinking that it is only a cold that the baby has. Find out if that could be making him sick. Then call a lawyer, I know of a lawyer that is a shark. I don't like him, for certain reasons, but he is tenacious. It's possible that he is only a labor lawyer, but I could give you his name some time.
Anyway, all that to say this...SUE SUE SUE! I really don't like my new landlord, because of dishonesty that I experienced and if I were in your position I would be taking him to the cleaners. $$$$$$$

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALERT!!!
Yes, I would call the Health Department, if you think that will get things moving faster...It really could be dangerous stuff there, you know? And with Indy getting sick all the time...Hmmmmm.
So I don't think that would be an exageration!!! And I'm not a ligious person, BUT..in this case? I would sue if I were you...But more important, get that Health Dept. out there, pronto!

At the mercy of the damn Landlord!!!

cube said...

Yeah, mold is bad, especially to children. I would report it to your local health department.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

That is unconscionable. Moving seems a must, along with the health dept. call.

bart said...

euwwwww... that's disgusting what you need to put up with...

yep, getting a professional on to it will be necessary because owners/landlords mostly don't do anything unless forced or actively requested...

Karen Mojo said...

Hope u get that sorted. Poor You Guys!!

Dad and Wanda said...

The LANDLORDS MUST ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND QUICKLY!!!!!!!! Your health is at stake here!!!!!!!!We will check in and see where things stand.
LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Dad and Wanda

Anonymous said...

Hon, not only are you entitled to have this fixed, and FAST, and able to sue him for this, but you are LEGALLY ENTITLED IN THE STATE OF OREGON TO WITHHOLD RENT UNTIL HE FIXES IT. Check your local housing laws.

Mel

Conners said...

My bathroom is the only room that doesn't look like this, so feel free to come over and take a nice bubble bath here with wonderful lit candles all around you.
As far as the rest of my apartment, it looks a lot like your bathroom. No tiles on the floor, a mold problem, etc. My doctor had even written my landlord saying my health was deteriorating due to the conditions. We can't with hold rent where I live.
But after me fighting them for years, my brother makes one quick phone call to them and now they are fixing everything.
What could he have said that I didn't? Sometimes it's good to let someone else help you.

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