January 5, 2011

The Toilet "from Hades"

Nathan sent this picture of our bathroom to my phone this afternoon. A little scary, huh? Our toilet hadn't stopped running in several weeks, and our limited knowledge of toilet troubleshooting didn't lead us to any solutions. We finally called maintenance about it. I figured the maintenance guy would come in and make some adjustment with a wrench that would be so simple that we'd feel stupid for even calling, but apparently this was a little more serious. The maintenance guy thought he just needed to replace one part, but while he was doing that another piece broke because it was so brittle. Long story short, we ended up with the scene above, and he had to replace the entire back part of the toilet. He told Nathan our toilet was "from Hades."
When I came home today to a perfectly functioning toilet, with no cost or hassle for us, I was reminded once again that renting does have its advantages. Dealing with malfunctioning toilets and similar situations is one part of home ownership I'm not looking forward to at all.

Any home maintenance horror stories you'd like to share to make me never want to buy a home?

1 comment:

  1. ya, we just had to get a new toliet. it sucked, $150 out of our pocket but now i have a new working toliet!


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