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#31 Confucius

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

I had no idea you couldn't flush baby wipes down the drain. That said, shouldn't they have known? Poor kid.

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#32 DuelLadyS

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:01 AM

How the hell does that even happen?


Easy- if the pipes to the buliding/house (sounds like it's a small complex) are compromised- say, roots growing through the walls- then items that don't break up well like hair or baby wipes can get caught and create a clog. Whichever drain is closest to the clog will become the outlet for the other drains. Imagine people doing a U-turn at a roadblock. Same thing.

My parents have had a lot of plumbing issues in the past few years due to aged pipes. ;)

#33 Mospeada_21

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

1st, baby wipes down drains
2nd, calling dummyhead names

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#34 Mr_hockey66

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Just to clear some things up. ( Ive worked in the apartment industry for 13 years I am a maintenance Supervisor)

1. Yes raw sewage can come up in your tubs. All the lines tie in together and drain out into one main drain. If stupid people flush baby wipes they can and probably will clog. People also like to flush Qtips and tampons down the toilet. Dont do this. Also do not pour hot grease down your sinks either. While hot its a liquid, once it cools it turns to a nasty solid that is very hard to break up. Cat litter is a no no as well.

2. Calling a plumber for this is pretty expensive so I can understand why the landlord would be pissed.

3. Its not acceptable to bang on the landlords door. That's where they live. Call in your requests. Communicate like an adult. Id be pissed if you banged on my door to. I don't come to your place of employment and make you cook me a hamburger on your day off or after hours. Id be pissed at you banging on my door to.

4. Read your lease. If its anything like ours, there is a place that says all work orders requests from you should be in writting. Make letters of everything. Keep a log when you gave it to them, when they fixed it. Document everything. It only helps you to look better. Follow your lease to the letter. Do a move out inspection with the people. Take pictures of everything. Hell, video tape the move out. Tell them you are videotaping the moveout inspection.

5. Dont be an asshole. Its not going to get you anywhere. Be nice. They are people too.
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#35 kodave

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

Yeah, OP you need to document all requests in writing and the timing of their responses in a way you could give to a judge in court.

Don't be surprised if at the end of the month you get some kind of eviction notice for the next 30/90/whatever days that your lease and state law allow for.

You should document all this stuff because if the landlord tries to evict you but you're not ready to leave or don't want to leave, you'll likely have a defense of retaliatory eviction. Retaliatory eviction (here, they are trying to evict you because they didn't fix a health hazard) is often illegal (depending on your state law). Depending on your state's laws there might be money in it for you too if they try to do a retaliatory eviction.


#36 granturismo

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

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#37 Spokker

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

I would never rent anywhere that has a "landlord." The corporate guys call it "property manager." Work orders are submitted verbally and they get it done without any attitude. Zip code sucks ass but the complex itself is the closest thing to a diamond in the rough in this area. Get that credit rating up and move into apartments managed by a big, faceless evil corporation.

remember your landlord is just like your job. if you are not happy move. In this market you should buy a home prices are the best they have been in a decade. renting is just like throwing money in the trash.

Buying a home comes with a lot of other responsibilities that, if you are not ready for them, will erase all the benefits of buying vs. renting.

Also, you should not think of your home as an investment. You will be immune to market forces in most cases if you purchase a home that you love in an area you love and live there until the day they carry you out in a bodybag.

There are people out there who do not give two shits that they are underwater. They are the people who did their research the first time and won't be moving from their dream home.

Condos and starter homes are a bad idea.

#38 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

Are you related to slidecage by chance?

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