Posted By ysotoleon on July 21, 2022
Drain & Sewer Lines:
One of the most asked questions and concerns we receive at Horizons-Marina District is regarding drain/sewer backups. Our common sewer lines run vertically through the stacks with each unit connecting at their level. A blockage in this common line can then result in a backup into a unit or units above the blockage.
What can you do to assist and do your part?
Toilet(s): Avoid flushing items other than those intended for use with the toilet. Common items that should not be flushed include cat litter, paper towels, wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, and facial tissue.
Garbage Disposal: Limit the items you put down the drain. Please avoid placing fibrous fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, eggshells, pasta, rice, oatmeal, fruit pits or seeds, bones, seafood shells, grease and cooking oils, or harsh chemicals down the drain. Each of these items presents a hazard by either causing a blockage in the sewer line or causing actual damage to the pipe itself.
Avoid: Chemical Drain Cleaners such as Drano, Liquid Plumr, etc.
Low water pressure or no hot water? = Cartridges, filters, aerators
Is it time to replace your cartridge, filter, and/or aerator whether that’s in your shower, bathtub, or faucet? Due to the building’s age and debris in the building’s water, many of these items can fail. This can cause a fluctuation in heat and/or water pressure throughout your entire, exclusive unit.
Some manufactures like Kohler provide a lifetime warranty on its products, and parts like Cartridges can be obtained free of charge. Grohe, the original brand of plumbing fixtures installed in Horizons, may have a limited warranty for original owners. If unable to obtain a cartridge through either of these manufacturers, please call your preferred plumbing company as many obtain and install the cartridge all at once!
If you need any information on part numbers, please contact the Management office to obtain the information and we will be happy to help! For a list of plumbers, click on the “Contacts” tab on the Horizonshoa.com website and click of “Preferred Vendors.”