Rules & Regulations Spotlight: Drain Care

Preventing Hair, Food and Other Debris from Clogging Your Bathtub, Bathroom Sink, or Kitchen Sink Drain.

Please refer to King & Queen Apartments’ Tenant Handbook & Rules and Regulations regarding Air-Conditioners (section A, pages 4-6 (2018-2019)).

Bathtub Drain Care:drain care

Starting in the summer of 2018, each apartment is issued a new TubShroom Strainer & Hair Catcher.   Use and keep the TubShroom Strainer & Hair Catcher intact and in place in the bathtub drain at all times to avoid clogged drain pipes.

When showering, especially when shampooing and conditioning hair, hair will inevitably wash down to the tub.   When the TubShroom Strainer & Hair Catcher is in place, it will catch the hair before it flows into the tub drain.  Therefore, to prevent the TubShroom Strainer & Hair Catcher from clogging, clean the TubShroom Strainer & Hair Catcher regularly.

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If at any time the TubShroom Strainer & Hair Catcher becomes unusable or deteriorates from use, submit a maintenance request online and request a new one.

Bathroom Sink Drain Care:

Each bath sink drain has a pop-up installed at the drain.  The pop-up is not only raised and lowered with a lift knob located at the rear of the faucet body, it also prevents debris such as toothpaste tube caps, safety pins, bobby pins, etc. from going down the drain which can potentially create a clog in the drain line.pop-up-sink

Kitchen Drain Care:

Each apartment is issued a basket strainer for the kitchen sink drain.  Use the basket strainer when using the kitchen sink.

Additionally, there is no garbage disposal installed under the kitchen sink in any Dwelling Units. Do not put any food, grease, or solids of any kind down the kitchen sink drain. Tenant may be assessed the cost of any repair associated with not using the basket strainer.basket-strainer

General Drain Care:

Keep all waste pipes including kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, and toilet drains clear.  The only thing that is to be flushed down any toilet is water, human waste, or toilet paper.  If maintenance is required to repair a clogged drain and maintenance finds the cause due to Tenant not maintaining drains properly, Tenant may be assessed the cost of repair.

Do not use any plumbing product such as “Drano” to clear drains or pipes as it may damage the pipes. If a maintenance contractor discovers that a chemical drain product such as “Drano” was used and damage was caused to the pipes from its use, you may be subject to the cost of repair.

For more information about drain care please refer to the Rules & Regulations section of the Lease Agreement.