ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two Albany State University seniors said there are mushrooms growing in their Albany State University dorm room.
And that's not all-- the students said they have mold in their vents.
ASU seniors Ashli Brown and Fantasia Gorham said they've called everyone and done everything they can possibly think of to remove the mold, mildew, and fungus.
But they said the most the school's done is make temporary fixes,and the mold just keeps coming back.
Brown and Gorham have lived together for the past three years and said they have never experienced issues like what's growing in their dorm room's bathroom. They said it's gross, and they want something done.
"I've never even seen anything like this," said Brown. "I never even thought this was possible to happen."
Brown said there are mushrooms sprouting out of the bottom of their toilet.
"I'm disgusted," she said. "I don't even feel comfortable sitting on the toilet."
She also had pictures of mold on the air vent.
"It's been there since we moved in," said Gorham. "The mold on the vent. It didn't grow. It was already there."
It's a problem these ASU roommates said they first noticed within the first month after they moved in in August. That's when the dorm was inspected.
"On the back of the inspection sheet they said, 'Mold and mildew found on the vents,'" recalled Brown. "When the person actually came out to clean, he didn't even use any products to clean, or anything. He used some of our tissue, he wiped it, and threw it away in our trashcan, our bathroom and said it was just dust."
And just this past Thursday, they found mushrooms growing.
"We were cleaning," said Gorham. "We decided to lift up the rug to Swiffer up the floor. And it was just sitting there. And the mushroom."
They said the mushrooms are stemming from an issue they've already reported to ASU-- some sort of leak around their toilet.
"Sometime in September, I made a report that every time I flushed the toilet my hands are wet," said Brown. "So I was saying, 'Something is going on with our toilet. It's leaking.' So when I went and reported that, they came back and said, 'No it's precipitation.'"
But Brown said that answer didn't make sense.
"It wasn't precipitation," she said. "Sometimes, even after not taking a shower, we've been out all day, why is the toilet handle still wet? It's just not adding up."
Brown said she tried to contact an RA at the dorm with no luck. Then she said she called the ASU Police Department, who told her they couldn't help.
She then called the University System of Georgia and then Campus Housing.
"They cleaned it Friday," said Brown. "And here it is Tuesday and it's growing back already."
Brown and Gorham said they feel as if the school isn't taking their complaints seriously, and they want something to be done.
"They should inspect the dorms before we move in," said Brown. "This should not be something that we should even have to see."
We asked ASU for a statement in response to the students' complaints.
This is what ASU Transition Team Communication Lead Maritza E. Ferreira said:
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