We have black mold in the closet in our master bathroom because the shower leaks. We have not used the shower since we realized it was leaking about three three months ago. Im sure the mld is in the walls as well. We have also had problems with our septic backing up in our yard. for several months now. We are renting and our landlord was informed of these problems as soon as we became aware of them. She had the septic tank pumped but it didn't fix the problems. There is still a horrible smell every time we run he water and water comes up in the yard. We can't use one of our toilets becaus it won't flush. It just fills up with water. We call her almost every day about all this and she keeps telling us she is waiting for the plumber to call her back.
The reason I am so upset about this is, my youngest,who just turned one, has been really sick. She has bronchitis four times in the last two month and they now they think she has asthma. She has also been hospitalized due to breathing difficulty.My older two children have also been sick several times. My 5yr old has been throwing up all afternoon. I have talked to their pediatrician and he says it is most likely due to the issues with our house.
Like I said, my landlord has been aware of all this for months has done very little to fix it. I have told her about my kids being sick. I have even threatened to call environmental health if she doesn't fix the problems. My question is, can I actually call environmental health? Will they do anything? Is there anyone else I can call? If you have any idea what I should do in this situation, please help. I am on the verge of taking my children and staying with my mom. I also want to add that my rent is paid up until the end of May when my lease ends. Please no bashing.