Re: When app. people wont fix stuff, what do u do
1) check your lease. There should be some language in there that lays out the responsibilities of the landlord as far as maintenance is concerned. It may be very vague, or it could be really specific and say exactly what they have to do, and what you can do if they fail to live up to the contract.
2) contact your state or local housing authority. Check locally first, for whatever county or city you live in. They usually have very specific and strict laws that govern this kind of thing. They can tell you what to do in this situation.
3) contact an attorney. If you can't understand the language in your lease, and your local .gov can't/won't help, then it's worth your time and money to see a lawyer. Seriously, $100 for an hour with a scumbag...er, honorable member of the legal profession, is nothing compared to your health or property damage.