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Post by Vee long (by Mike SWMO [MO]) Dec 6, 2018 11:12 AM
       Post by Vee long (by RB [MI]) Dec 6, 2018 12:22 PM
       Post by Vee long (by Mike SWMO [MO]) Dec 6, 2018 12:44 PM
       Post by Vee long (by Hoosier [IN]) Dec 6, 2018 12:46 PM
       Post by Vee long (by DJ [VA]) Dec 6, 2018 3:19 PM

Post by Vee long (by Mike SWMO [MO]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 11:12 AM

I think this was the post put out by Vee that was mentioned in a post by Roy (AL) Awkward position / help on Dec 6 2018

Drain Jammed (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 6:21 AM


It took me a few days to find this file, I know you will enjoy adding it to your lease.

--> Dear Tenant, Upon signing of the lease /rental agreement you were issued the the keys to the premises and are the sole occupants. You took possession of a clean, well kept residential rental, with clean floors, walls, and fully functional utilities. While in possession you are responsible for maintaining the dwelling, kitchen and bathrooms, including free flowing drainage of all sinks tubs and showers.

Cotton swabs (Q-Tips®)

Cotton balls

Dental floss .

Fats, oils, grease

Facial tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc)

Food scraps

Unwanted cooking oil, cleaners, and the like should not be emptied down your drains.

Chemicals - Photo chemicals, paints, thinners, oils, varnishes, pesticides, used motor oil, unwanted cooking oil should never be flushed down a toilet nor put into any other building drains.

Clothing articles

Baby wiping products

Dead pets

Cigarette butts

Coffee grounds .

Dirt (such as from people who clean their flower pots in the bath tub should never be flushed down a building drain)

Drugs, prescription or non-prescription medicines


Disposable diapers

Paper towels

Hair - Animal or human hair combings

Tampons, (wrapping them in toilet tissue and placing them in a garbage receptacle)

Any paper products with synthetic fiber reinforcements

The above mentioned products are known to create drain blockages and the owner will not be held responsible for drain cleaning if any blockage is found to contain these or other components that are not compatible with the drain system. Drainage clogs are the responsibility of the lessee and under no circumstances will the landlord incur charges for plumbing services requested or required as a result of abuse, mistreatment, or negligent practices resulting in the loss of function of any of the water based utilities.

Our property manager may be able to offer property access but payment methods are between you and the plumbing service and should be arranged in advance, she/he will not handle any cash on your behalf. If a problem arises, Please call a -licensed plumbing service- with whom you can arrange prompt service, we have had a high success rate with DDDDDD plumbing and he offers a discount to our tenants when paid promptly.


Drain Jammed (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 6:25 AM



In today's world, I would add "flushable wipes". They are causing more and more problems. --141.129.x.xx


Drain Jammed (by David [MI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 7:17 AM


" Please call a -licensed plumbing service- with whom you can arrange prompt service"

You are ok with a random plumber working on your house, even if tenant foots the bill?


Drain Jammed (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 7:19 AM


Flushable wipes caused the complete blockage of one of the sewer pipes in one of the four units that I sold two years ago.

The culprit was a guy who was a respiratory tech at the local hospital. He's the guy who has to keep people alive on breathing equipment so I had great respect for him.

But on one fire inspection I saw that box of wipes in his bathroom and knew there was going to be a problem. Eventually the backup caused water to backflow and undermine the pipes under the cement floor and caused a collapse of the 50 plus year old pipes.

Cost me a couple of thousand to have a new plastic pipe run along the basement wall and through some cinder blocks under the stairs and out to the existing sewer pipe.

Olde Miss Ally --69.142.xx.x


Drain Jammed (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 7:29 AM


Any synthetic reinforced wipes - some say flushable so send them the bill for jamming the drain. If they are not licensed they would not hold in court or with sending the bill anywhere, even if they claimed it was a property problem - CYA, and with the toilet wire you seldom have anything jam the main - OK wendy the baby wiper, lets remove the toilet since everything else seems to be taking water full speed - Oh a smurf doll head or a baby wipe - better send in a photo and the wipe to -pullups r us- for a refund, socks sitting on the wire, freezer bag of what is this stuff anyway? That idiot came here to sell something, thats OK I just throw it - at the police station!


Drain Jammed (by Lee [IN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 9:23 AM


Great advice as usual. Thanks!


Drain Jammed (by ALDO [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 9:38 AM


According my drain cleaner, the worst possible thing one can flush down the toilet is paper towels. I've had my share of clogged toilet drains over the years and most were due to tree roots or paper towels.


Drain Jammed (by Sparky [PA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2014 12:57 PM


You forgot Cat Litter.


Drain Jammed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2014 1:43 PM


Vee, What a list!

I'll add:

-bowl fresheners that hang on to the edge with a wire.


Eliminating shelves or racks over the toilet has slowed this waaay down for us. Q-Tips, barrettes, scrunchies, brushes, toys, angel statues...would fall into the bowl.


Drain Jammed (by js [KS]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2014 6:21 AM


Vee, I believe you posted just a while back (but time flies when we are all having fun!) about the toilet wire. Please repost or direct us (me, probably just me) back to your original posting. Thanks!

Post by Vee long (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 12:22 PM

RB mentioned it. (I'm invisible) --184.53.x.xx

Post by Vee long (by Mike SWMO [MO]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 12:44 PM

RB. Yes you are correct that you mentioned the post was from Vee.

However I thought I needed to say the original post was put out by Roy just in case someone wanted to look it up.

It would sound kind of wacky to have said – a post by RB in response to a post by Roy when RB’s post was nested inside the post by Roy. I just don’t know how others would have looked up the original post by Vee.

So my apologies to RB for not having given him credit and my apologies to Roy for hijacking his thread.

But I won’t bend down and kiss the (hand?) of the king of Saudi.

Post by Vee long (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 12:46 PM

Great list...I just added a few of those things to my lease!

Post by Vee long (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 3:19 PM

I've actually shortened the list of everything under the sun that you should NOT flush. Because there will be something you didn't list that will end up in there one day, and the tenant will say, "but it wasn't on the list - I didn't know".

So now I sum it up by saying, "The only item approved to be disposed of down any sink is water - clean or used wash-water. The only items approved to be disposed of down any toilet are bodily excrement and reasonably necessary amounts of toilet tissue. "

(just noticed - it should say sink or tub/shower)

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