The simple, yet extremly useful plunger
Early on in my property management / landlord career I found a way to minimize service calls from tenants.
I can remember within two weeks of purchasing a six unit building I was called twice by tenants with clogged toilets.
I has able to un-clog the toilets quickly with a plunger. I also bought a plunger for each unit.
That is when I went on a mission to place a plunger next to every toilet I own. I make sure to point it out and educate tenants on how to use it, when they move in. I am amazed at how many people have never used a plunger.
Plungers can be purchased cheap at a dollar store. Even if you have a lot of units, it is still worth the investment.
You can also use plungers on sink and tub drains. I would suggest a different one then the one used in your toilets.
Plungers, do not get stuck without one.
Michael P Currie