Augusta, Georgia – Tenants at Millbrook Pointe Apartments say the problems just seem to continue and that maintenance is slow at getting things fixed. News Channel 6 dug deeper into one apartment to see what conditions the tenants are living in.
Sharon Reed, a renter, News Channel 6 spoke with says she has mold and mildew in her apartment and she says the staff is just concealing the issues. Now she says it’s even starting to affect her health.
Millbrook Pointe Apartments may look nice on the outside, but inside, the tenants say many problems are lurking.
“Clogged sinks, the kitchen faucet dripping. The handle on the stove falling off. In my laundry room there’s a hole and I complained to them when I first moved here about that,” Reed told News Channel 6.
News Channel 6 toured Sharon Reed’s apartment. Reed says three weeks ago, she started asking questions about the mold and mildew spreading in her apartment.
“I called yesterday to speak to the manager. The manager won’t be in until Monday so I spoke to an Assistant Manager she said something will come out today, if not today then Monday.” Said Reed.
She says on Friday a maintenance worker finally came by her home.
“But is painting really fixing the issue?” Asked Reed.
“I can cover this stain with the oil base stain that will cover that up and even if you do have a leak it will sit there and keep it covered for a little while, but if there’s something that’s leaking up there. Then overtime it’s just going to come back through,” said the maintenance worker.
Next, Reed says she looked through her lease and found that its says tenants must report mold and mildew problems or they could end up paying fines.
“We cannot fix those problems in your dwelling unless we know about them. I notified them.” Reed said.
“I couldn’t even tell you how many times a week in these places with the leaks that are just where you know they say they fixed them but they don’t and the same stuff just keeps coming back through. And I fix the same thing and they get mad that I’m fixing the same thing.” Said the maintenance worker.
Now Reed says she is just scared for her health.
“I have Lupus and I’ve been to the Emergency Room twice since this mold has been growing. I have paperwork. Do you want to call Doctor’s Hospital?” Reed told News Channel 6.
News Channel 6 spoke with a manager who said they aren’t allowed to speak on camera about issues like this.
Reed tell us a worker came back Friday evening and sprayed her apartment with Clorox after we stopped by the leasing office Friday afternoon, but she says she still wants to be let out of her lease.