Since 2008, AirBnB has been a place for independent hosts to rent out their bedrooms or even their entire home online to strangers. This became an incredibly popular alternative to a hotel, especially for families who would prefer to stay in a house with multiple bedrooms and a kitchen. And in a lot of cases, people were able to save money on AirBnB compared to hotel rooms. However, in recent years, the fees have gotten out of hand. And with so many horror stories like these existing on the Internet, it’s enough to make you want to avoid taking the risk all together.
The Water in this AirBnB is Yellow
Imagine turning the faucet at your AirBnB and watching as yellow water pours out into the sink or the bathtub. This was originally posted on Mildly Infuriating subReddit with the title, “Water has been pee-yellow and metallic tasting in our Airbnb for a week now. Owner says they can’t do anything about it.” It turns out that yellow water can be caused by naturally occurring sediment in the supply. This can also be caused by particles from corroding, unlined iron pipes. Replacing the rusty pipes may be the only option, which means paying a plumber to do an expensive job. So on one hand, it’s understandable why the owner of the property can’t do anything to fix it immediately, since they would need to send in a plumber. But if their water is yellow, they probably shouldn’t be renting it to paying customers in the first place!