(Just the) July 2014 Maintenance tip of the Month!

Ahoy-hoy tenants! This month, grease is the word, the word because I heard*…”“Don’t pour fats, oils and grease down the drain. When leftover oil and grease are rinsed down the drain, it can clog sewer pipes and lead to sewage spills in the Bay. Instead, wipe oily pots and pans with a paper towel and place them into the green composting bin. You can also put excess grease in a can, and put it in the trash or you can take large quantities of oil and grease to a collection site.”

This relates to a service request we received earlier this month regarding a backed up kitchen drain. Our diligent maintenance crew tried to snake the drain, no joy. They took apart the P-trap, no joy. They tried a longer snake, again, no joy. Maintenance was forced to go to our basement, open up the drain pipes from the offending unit, and snake the drain piecemeal. Happy happy joy joy, but still, it took ages to get that drain clear. And the reason?

That’s right, grease. I know, I know, it would be a major hassle to follow the instructions above to the letter, but still, please please please do not dump excess grease down your drains.

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