TOWSON, Md. - What looks like a dark mat in the basement of a Towson home is something that should be in the toilet.
"Feces all over here, you can see the other one they haven't cleaned," said John Aginam.
It's a buildup of sewage that started on Friday. Aginam shared pictures of his basement before showing us around his home, located on Glenkirk Rd. He tried to clean-up the mess but ended up at his doctor.
"I bent down just like cleaning this place. I smelled like chemical, I don't know exactly what it is," said Aginam.
Aginam thought his toilet overflowed, but the root of the problem was a tree outside. According to the county's Department of Public Works, a root grew in the line before crews could catch it.
The county sent out workers to stop the overflow and help with the clean-up. But what we can't show you is the smell, so bad the family of five is forced to stay in a hotel for another night.
"You see how bad it is, like chemical, like feces all over here," said Aginam.
The washer, dryer, refrigerator, and freezer sat in about a foot of sewage. The appliances are no longer working, and of course the food inside will have to be tossed.
"All I know, it's not my fault," said Aginam.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Works says they maintain 3,000 miles of sewage lines by regular cleaning and monitoring, but he's not certain if the one on Glenkirk Rd. was checked recently.
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