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bmcintyre57

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Tenant keeps clogging up the toilets in my rental. Toilets are 15 years old. Claims they are "low suction" and plumber advised him to get them replaced with brand new ones. In the 15 years I have owned the home I have never had a clog that a plunger did not fix (less than 5 times ever). In the last few months, the tenant has reported several backups and continues to request brand new toilets.

I have been in houses that have toilets that 10, 20, 30 years old that work fine. Why should I replace 3 toilets less than 15 years old with brand new ones because the tenant obviously is flushing too much down it!?

Anyone else hear of these issues before?
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All landlords, at one time or another, face "toilet clog" issues. Assuming that both of your tenants toilets are in good working order, this clearly is a tenant abuse situation. The tenant is putting too many "objects" or mass in the toilets. I guess I can understand why I am the first responder to this question. I would not replace the toilets with new ones because it is clearly a tenant use problem. So I guess you need to talk to the tenant and politely inform him that he needs to use better "toilet management techniques."
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I inspected the toilet and it appears to be a simple slow-flush issue, definitely does not require replacement.
bmcintyre57

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Tenant now is saying mineral deposits have clogged up the holes on the toilet bowl which is what is causing it not to flush properly. They have lived there for 3 years and want me to pay for cleaning or replacement.

Shouldn't the tenant be responsible for keeping plumbing fixtures clean like this during their tenancy, especially if there was no issue 6 months ago?

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