We discovered that when you take a bath, the bathtub drain will leak, but not when you shower. It’s weird, I know, right? When we bought the house we noticed the kitchen ceiling sheetrock had been replaced under the tub is upstairs. There would be some leaking occasionally, so we regrouted and caulked the tiles and tub. Our recent guest is taking baths and it’s leaking again… a lot. Perhaps the pressure from the water in the tub is leaking from the pipe where the drain is closed. I’m no plumber, but shower = no leaking, bath = leaking.
So, we asked our guest to take a shower instead, but day 3 he took another bath. I came home to a puddle of water in the kitchen, again. Perhaps there’s some medical reason he needs to take baths and not showers. A sensory issue, can’t stand upright for long periods, who knows. We make no claim to be an accessible home whatsoever. Nothing about our house is universally accessible - there are stairs everywhere! So when a perfectly seeming able-bodied 20-something-year-old man keeps taking baths against your instruction, it just seems odd (but I guess telling someone how to bathe is odd, too, but not if it’s causing damage, right?). I know that’s an assumption on my part, but when he seems to briskly bound to and from his car 4-5 times, up to the room and back. Or goes back and forth from his room to his car 2-3 times when he returns at 4 a.m., he seems quite able-bodied.
He booked 16 nights and it’s already is becoming a bit of nightmare scenario. If he keeps choosing to take baths, do I bill him the kitchen ceiling repairs? His booked-the-day-before booking made no mention of a daily 4 a.m. routine. We’ve started to decline guests who ask if getting up and leaving that early. We’re not a hotel.
Anyway, part rant, part getting concerned that this now non-responsive guest might make the next 13 days grueling for us, and potentially destroy our kitchen ceiling.