Monday, May 13, 2013

For the millionth time, I'm glad we rent.

SO. Our property management company got in touch with us today, very worried that we had been without water or plumbing this weekend. Luckily, that's not the case. They promised to have someone out to fix the issue today.

The plumbers arrived right before I went to pick the kids up from school, took a look in the bathroom, and gave me a lecture on the importance of flushing. Yes, really.

I listened intently (because flushing is complicated, yo!), and didn't interrupt because I knew that it wasn't going to be that simple. I knew that because I saw what the bathroom looked like before we cleaned it up. They were just seeing what we couldn't get to. And when I say 'we', I really mean Robert, because my previous post showed how useless I am in such situations.

I went to get the kids and when we got back, they had pulled out the big guns. They had to take the toilet off and snake the drain with the large drain rooter.

Umm hmmm, it was way more of a problem than simply not flushing.

Two hours later, they finally left. The younger guy? It was his first day on the job. Betcha he's going to think long and hard about day number two. (Pun not completely intended.) I know I would. That was 500 kinds of gross.

I feel badly for the owners of this house. They just bought it in November and they've had several big issues already. Now we just threw another huge one in their lap - if the toilet backs up again in the near future, they are going to have to dig down and under the slab to be able to figure out and fix the issue. That sounds like big money.

For the millionth time this year, I'm so glad we rent.

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Von Madison said...

Good thing your property management company were able to take actions about the plumbing issue. How's your toilet? I hope it's fixed now. Owning a house means that you are entitled to fix every problem that would come up in the future. Renting, on the other hand, would relieve you of that duty provided that you have a good property management company. Good luck, guys! I hope you don't experience anymore mishaps in the future.

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Brooke said...

Thanks for the comment Von Madison! The problem was apparently in the pipes themselves, but it was fixed that Monday. Even though we are renting, I want the couple that owns this house to realize we are going to take care of it like it's our own, and I really hope the couple that sold it to the current owners didn't mislead them about potential problems, but we are seeing some evidence that that may be exactly what happened, which makes me sad. It's a great house!

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