West Farms tenants angry with leaking radiators in apartment complex
West Farms tenants say mold and other issues are starting to grow in their apartments because of broken radiators.
Tenant Darlene Jackson says she's been complaining to her landlord Sandra Bendard about a broken radiator for nearly a month. She says the problem went from a noisy radiator to a puddle of water in her apartment on 1879 Clinton Ave. every day.
"The noise is overwhelming, and for the most part you hear it when you're trying to sleep," says Jackson. She says she's worried for her family's health now that large quantities of steam are gushing out of the radiator.
Josue Rodriguez and other tenants say they're dealing with the same problems and have completely turned off their radiators. They say the humidity and water damage is creating problems with rodents, mold and tile damage.
"When we had it on, it would just let out an amount of water due to the humidity of the heater," Rodriguez says.
Jackson says she started a petition with the names of more than 20 other residents dealing with the same issue.
The apartments' office says they cannot comment on the issue. News 12 also reached out to Bendard but has not heard back.