So much for a day off tomorrow
One of the downsides of owning rental property/being a landlord is that - if you are doing your job properly - you have to be ready to deal with emergency calls and repairs at any time. A weekend off can be gone in a flash. And that seems to be the case for me this weekend.
We were just pulling in the parking lot at the county fair tonight when I got a text from one of my tenants (new, they just moved in at the beginning of August.) All of a sudden there's no hot water in the apartment. After having them check a few things over the phone, it seems that the unit is tripping the electric breaker, which is not good. I tried messaging my regular repairman/contractor but no response, he may be away for the weekend.
Sigh. So tomorrow morning I need to try calling some different repair services/plumbers and see if I can find one who can come out tomorrow to look at the unit and hopefully figure out what's wrong. I hope it's not that the whole heater needs replacement but you just can never know with these things.
I feel bad that this happened when they've only been in the apartment for a week. But I swear it's like a law of nature that there's always something that a new tenant discovers that needs to be fixed asap - either something that the previous tenants didn't notice/never reported to me or something that gets screwed up very quickly by people not familiar with the property yet. At least they are cool about having to go one day without hot water - and hopefully it will only be one day. I am also glad that they were quick to report the problem to me.
But still, sounds like there goes my relaxing Saturday at home since now I have to drive into Philly and back to deal with this.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/shower-water-wet-bathroom-stream-653671/ by kboyd