I just got an update from my son that the problems on the clogged toilet brought about to our attention by our tenant was already solved. We hired the professional services of a septic tank servicing company. They have done massive cleaning of the septic tank. All the dirt and debris were removed and clogged pipes were cleaned. I was told that everything seems to be running perfectly now and our tenant was very pleased that their problems had been solved.
I find that an apartment business is profitable and a steady one but sometimes you have to be ready for unexpected expenses. The septic tank services company charged us Php6,000 for the job. An amount which is almost equivalent to the monthly rental fees for that house. We collect Php7,000/month for the house rental. However, I have to make sure that the house is in good living condition as I don't want to be unfair to my tenant. I want them to feel that I am a landlord who cares about my client. Needless to say, my tenant was satisfied. He reported the problem to us early last week and we advise him to give us a week to work out on the problems reported. Now he is more than thankful than we were able to address the problem immediately. Well, that's the way it should be and I was pleased with the results.