I wonder what caused the toilet seat cover to have scars like this. Heat? Tenant said it's bad quality plastic.
Could be bad quality plastic but it looks more like bad quality tenant!
Personally I haven't seen something like that before.
Looks like they put a hot iron in it. Some Women uses curlers, that gets very hot and could easily damage a plastic surface.
Looks like it's melted. If I had to guess I would say a curling iron. Good news is, this is a very inexpensive repair.
Curling iron @Sam Leon . Get a new one at HD for $20 with the soft close. Amazing difference over "SLAM!" lol.
Could also be a weirdly shaped candle, I guess. I'll go with "curling iron" for one dollar, please. :)
Ha! I was typing hot iron in line with all the above. I have seen this many times. It is usually because there is just a sink and no surrounding area to put a curling iron whilst hot and needs to be set down.
I had a good laugh at "bad quality plastic"!
It's a diversion. While you and all us are looking at your $15 toilet seat, the real problems are going unnoticed.
Bet they're sticking you with a $300 utility bill. But let's focus on the toilet seat.
@Sam Leon These marks were definitely left by a curling iron or a straightener.
What caused it was a lack of care. Luckily it’s a great thing to change before next renter. I would mention it’s new, many do not like the thought of having the previous tenants toilet seat.
Don't know, but it should make for a good hour's worth on Crime - SVU
Freddie Krueger crawled out of the toilet. Duh.
Don't replace until new tenant. Then charge old tenant. On a side note, I tend to change out toilet seats between each tenant (not necessarily charging old tenant). First, the new ones look great and appears like you've replaced the entire toilet. Second, toilet seats are gross.
@Sam Leon I prefer the wood toilet seats over the plastic ones. The wood doesn't crack or melt, although melting shouldn't be an issue because you shouldn't put a flat iron on plastic. That being said, if the bathroom lacks counter space, the tenant was just looking for a place to set the iron. They may have done it on wood seats or the porcelain back part in the past and would not have had issues. My point is although it is the tenants fault, it is hardly the dumbest thing anyone has ever done. A seat cover costs $20 so not really worth worrying about.
@Sam Leon Definitely a curling iron or flat iron (hot hair tools).
@Sam Leon Even though it’s a cheap fix, still make sure you take the cost out of their deposit and save all receipts/invoices in case the tenant tries to fight it.
@Sam Leon thats , that’s a curling iron or a straightener . Looks like a $50 chargeback to me.
In the time it took you to post this, you could have replaced it
Bad quality plastic?!! LOL... that’s a good one. Definitely a curling iron. Tenant caused damage.
Your tenant is a loser. She is making stuff up so you don’t come back down the line and deduct from her deposit for it.