So I know most of you have shared your "Murphy's Law" stories while your husbands have been deployed... and while I haven't had to experience that (yet-although I PRAY not) for me, it's always on the 24hr duty shift!
If you remember-
- Clogged toilet & peeing in the shower
- Maitenance man lighting my house on fire
- Moving into the apartment alone
- This isn't everything just the major ones I blogged about
- Leaky guest bathroom toilet that has dyed the tile blue!
Anyway, back to the guest bathroom, we hadn't used the bathroom and had all the boxes waiting to be donated sitting in it (hey, we were used to sharing a bathroom!). So today I decided I'd had enough. I removed the boxes and started scrubbing away, first I dropped a blue lysol toilet disc in the tank. Once I got to the mopping I noticed a small green ring around the toilet and thought "that's pretty raunchy" and mopped it up. In my final act (almost 2hrs in!) I cleaned the toilet, and flushed... oh man....
My thought is that the last renters didn't notice because obviously they didn't really care about anything seeing the state they left the apartment in (ie: how on earth did anyone live like this?!) and that the normal clear toilet bowl water would run around the edge and then towards the tub. Remember how I'd added the blue tablet though? Hah! Talk about blue water flood!
I mopped it up and called the landlord (praying they call us back... we've already re-sealed the a/c units, replaced 2 missing venitian blinds, and sealed the window screens on our own dime!) describing the problem. My dad was a plumber, so I think it's the wax seal. I however- do not know how to drain a toilet, cannot lift a toilet, and don't have plumbing tools to remove the current seal and scrape away the silicone then replace it with a new one!
This is a picture POST mop, it's still leaking...
Between the neighbors and the money we've put into this apartment... it's turning into the "apartment from hell."