'Depressing' Sheffield council house which gives family 'electric shocks' won't be repaired until after lockdown
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Jodie Marshall, 30, moved into the property on Elm Crescent in Mosborough three years ago after she fled domestic violence but said the house has had ‘ongoing problems’.
The mother of three who has a five-month-old baby, claims her and her 10-year-old son Connor have both received electric shocks from walking on the floor of the wetroom.
Water also allegedly leaks from the bathroom into the hall-way, forcing the family to take short showers and causing paint to peel and mould to build up.
The house is currently being tested for asbestos after a council worker apparently came to look into the cause of the electric shocks over two weeks ago and Jodie said she was reassured the repairs would be treated as an ‘emergency priority’.
But now the 30-year-old mother claims she has been told she will have to wait until January, after the second national lockdown restrictions are lifted, before the problems are sorted out.
Jodie said: “Over the past few years the council have replaced the flooring twice but it still hasn't solved the problem.
"It is just depressing really, I am having to bath my daughter in a blow up bath.
"My oldest child doesn't like getting in the wet room because he has been shocked and he's got ADHD.
"The shocks aren't painful but they tingle.”
She claims her and her family have experienced seven ‘electric shocks’ from the floor in her bathroom over the last 12 months, which allegedly started after her electrics were assessed by the council during a routine visit.
“It's difficult trying to look after my children with this going on”, the mother added.
"I am just angry at the minute, it's depressing.
"I took this house on knowing it had a wet room, I don't mind the fact that it is a wet room but I’ve just had nothing but problems with it.
"I'm concerned about our safety if this isn't sorted soon, it is just not a nice environment to live in.”
Sheffield City Council were contacted for comment.