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Caring less and less (by Jason [VA]) Jun 19, 2024 3:58 PM
       Caring less and less (by plenty [MO]) Jun 19, 2024 4:00 PM
       Caring less and less (by NE [PA]) Jun 19, 2024 4:11 PM
       Caring less and less (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 19, 2024 4:18 PM
       Caring less and less (by Pat [VA]) Jun 19, 2024 6:07 PM
       Caring less and less (by Carl A [MA]) Jun 19, 2024 6:51 PM
       Caring less and less (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 19, 2024 9:58 PM
       Caring less and less (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 20, 2024 12:42 AM
       Caring less and less (by S i d [MO]) Jun 20, 2024 7:08 AM
       Caring less and less (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 20, 2024 9:49 AM
       Caring less and less (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 20, 2024 10:48 AM
       Caring less and less (by Tim [CA]) Jun 20, 2024 12:59 PM
       Caring less and less (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 21, 2024 12:18 AM

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Caring less and less (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 3:58 PM
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Maybe this is a piggyback off of betís post about not being in the mood. I got a text last night at 10:30 (thank you ďdo not disturbĒ) about none of the plumbing fixtures draining. The house has a septic system, so my mind went to the worst case scenario. I returned the text around 6 am and let them know Iíd be over in the afternoon to check the septic system out. I go there around 2 with just the basic hand tools I keep in the car since it was on my way, with the intention of doing recon and returning with my fully stocked truck to make the repairs afterwards. I took the covers off of the septic tank and pump chamber and ran the pump manually. I verified the effluent filter was clean and the pop off valve was fully seated, which told me the backup was in the houseís main drain, and that the septic system was working as designed.

I walk into the house, flush the toilet and hear it gurgle. I explained to the tenant that the septic system was fine (itís all mostly new after all) and like I explained during the lease signing, all plumbing stoppages are his responsibility to repair, per the lease. I let him know that Iíd be happy to clear if for him, but itíll be much cheaper to pay a plumber because I donít work for free. He was surprisingly fine with that, which tells me he may already know what the problem is.

I could have called a plumber and then tried to collect their fee from the tenant after trying to prove who did what. But why? I just donít care. Years ago I would have gone over and cleared the drain without question, but those days are gone. If they break something while trying to fix it, then they can pay another plumber to fix it. Iíll care if the deposit runs out but until then, I just donít care. --73.147.xxx.xx




Caring less and less (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 4:00 PM
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Less and less here too --172.59.xx.xxx




Caring less and less (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 4:11 PM
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Thatís like a lot of things in life. When you start out, all the things they tell you to worry about, and care about, end up not mattering in the end. Itís not a bad attitude, itís just a realization. --174.249.xx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 4:18 PM
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A common problem is the plumbing stack is blocked or restricted where the toilet will not flush properly. It depends how easy to access plumbing stack on roof. At times owning rentals there is frustration when problems pile up where many problems at once. If have investment once investment is made then additional money is required where with rentals on and off repairs and renovations are required. View some videos on You Tube on how the plumbing stack works and causes if stack is blocked or restricted. It is always better what is causing the problem. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 6:07 PM
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With us, it has been a toy flushed down the toilet most times. Small plastic soldier type if you can picture. Sometimes it is hair "scrunchies", etc, but the worst offender was baby wipes, a whole septic tank full, with a few ink pens for good measure, but the deposit had been returned so I was out of luck. Single woman had lived there several years and wasn't using it enough to be a problem. However when next tenants moved in, it was 2 people with one there all of the time and that's when we started having issues within a month or two.

I care, but some days the patience and ideas come easier than others. It's a WHOLE lot of info to keep in your head, even the hard lessons. --216.126.xx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Carl A [MA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 6:51 PM
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I just posted a maybe-too-long post about getting a pita Section 8 person out,

I think there has always been bad people but I think there are a higher percentage of them now. No, or little scruples and have an excessive entitlement attitude.They seen to not have a problem with lies as you are "the man" greedy LL's that they have little concept of how much they pay goes OUT,. that you take every penny from them to use on vacations around the world etc,and other high living. --73.126.xx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2024 9:58 PM
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I absolutely believe that if you make the routine things happen routinely, so much about our job handles itself.

You tackled that like a pro IMO. There was an issue, you investigated the scope and assigned them a follow up task. You might want to follow up one more time in a couple of days. There was a time when I did something like you did, although the issue was the carpeting on the steps, Two days later my living room pergo was in the driveway.

I didn't even give them a notice, I just filed. My lease says 5 days for non-payment and no notice needed for other breaches. I figure the flooring didn't accidently fall into the driveway.

Where I wanted full replacement cost of the flooring, the judge would only allow the unused warranty part of the floor usage. I wasn't happy about that but I did get possession. So I have learned to pick my definition of victory. I got my place back and they got to rent a U-Haul. I'll call that a victory, maybe not a complete one but in this gig you have to understand what can possible go wrong. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2024 12:42 AM
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I always install for rentals with a septic tank and in line drop filter that is attached to the mail drain pipe and goes into the Septic System, 1st Tank. When this spiral 3 foot long filter gets clogged, the drain backs up. But the main clean out at the other side of the rental has a pressure spring activated release clean out cap. So instead of the sewerage backing up in the house or going into the tank, a pile of stuff in ejected onto the rear lawn.

With a video camera, I pull out the filter to find non-flush able wipes, kids toys and paper towels. --173.205.xxx.xxx




Caring less and less (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2024 7:08 AM
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I'm not telling you how to run your business... But you may care in 3-4 weeks when after they do something bone-headed or do nothing at all and fill the bathtub with feces. Seen that happen twice...not in my houses, but in places I was considering purchasing..The smell is unbelievable.and the entire bathroom floor was soaked in human waste.

I call the plumber and bill the tenant of they cause a problem. It's a 45 second solution that ensures my investment is protected. --184.4.xx.xx




Caring less and less (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2024 9:49 AM
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There is also that chance that they use a chemical that kills your bacteria --24.101.xxx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2024 10:48 AM
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I care very much about maintaining the value of my property, so I am right on it for repairs and maintenance.

I am also very aware that a small repair needed now can turn into a very expensive repair later if it isn't dealt with now. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Caring less and less (by Tim [CA]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2024 12:59 PM
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I don't want my tenants calling the repair service. They can pay them when it's done, but I want the repair guy to know that I'm his customer and he talks to me to let me know what the problem is and how to fix it. This way, I don't have a problem with a repair guy talking down my property to the tenants, or exaggerating the problem, or blaming the problem on my rental property. --73.2.xx.xx




Caring less and less (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2024 12:18 AM
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Letting the res plunge or snake or call a plumber sounds like my Rent Discount Program.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx



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