It has come to our attention in ways that no unit owner should come to discover that resident owners or renters at Orleans Court have been using flushable wipes.
Of course the plumber who has cleared several sewage blockages over the last 18 months has confirmed this unpleasant discovery.
I implore you to STOP flushing these wipes down the toilet. Should you feel it necessary to use these types of hygienic wipes, we ask that you dispose of them in a trash/waste receptacle. Then dispose of them with your household garbage.
The most recent back up caused by the use of these wipes has caused $35,000+ dollars in damage to one of our owners unit.
Sadly they will now be out of their unit for some four months while the repairs are made to restore their unit.
The story does not end there! We all collectively suffer the financial burden of potential increased insurance premiums, as well as the expense of the $5000.00 deductible to cover this current loss.
The manufactures of these products claim they are flushable. However plumbers disagree, as do many city sewage treatment facilities. The product containers state that you should not flush more than one or two wipes at a time. This may be suitable for an individual home with a short sewage line run to the street. We however share our sewage stack with the units above and below us. These wipes don’t biodegrade quickly enough to avoid clogging the pipes and once stuck, these items create a blockage. Then there is a long run from our buildings to the street prior to our sewage lines reaching the city sewage line that increases the risk of clogging.
This is serious business, and we need to be mindful of how each of our actions in a shared building can have an adverse effect on other unit owners.
I appreciate your attention to this NO FLUSHABLE WIPES notice.
President of the Board Orleans Court Condominium Association