Sewage problem won't stop, mom of five turns to FOX 2 Problem Solvers

A mom to five kids had no where to turn. The floor of their home was covered with raw sewage for the third time. With no renters insurance and an unhelpful landlord, they called FOX 2.

Arlinda Weaver is fuming. She says her basement is a flooded mess and she's not getting help from the people who own it and it could have drastic effects on her children.

"That basement has been backed up for months. My kids could get hepatitis. We breath that in everyday," Weaver said. 

She says a plumber came out and put a fix on it, but it failed. Then she says she called her landlord; over and over again. The problem, however, remains.

"You're already supposed to be established to fix your own property, don't wait on my rent to fix your property," Weaver said.

Weaver says she has lost a number of items in the basement including her washer and dryer.

After Weaver called the FOX 2 Problem Solvers, we started digging. We tried to talk with the landlord but he was unwilling to do an interview. 

As it turns out, The home she's living in is no stranger to the city. Officials say that on March 31st a violation notice was issued for the sewage backup. Inspectors came out but it's not clear if they were able to gain access to the house. 


City officials go on to say an inspector will be out again on Friday to issue a citation and determine whether the house is habitable in this condition.

Weaver says she just wants the problem fixed because moving is not an option for now

"I don't have any money to up and move like that," she says. "You have to save to be able to move."

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