Tenant Sewage Hell

I recently bought a new 3 bedroom 2 bath house rental property. It has been some years and I had grown rusty, making some mistakes with the closing, financing and rehab. None fatal. I was trying to be diligent. The home was professionally inspected, I went ahead and spent some money on ceramic tiling the whole floor. I was choosy with the tenant selection, doing credit and criminal checks on all serious applicants. The tenant and family moved in. Then the sewer erupted into the house.

And the fun began. It erupted on a Saturday. Ever try to find a plumber on Saturday? Forget it. The tenants items were soaked. I called a professional plumber for the first of 3 times. They came 5 days later and put a cable down the sewer line ($225) and all seemed well for a week.

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