Reaction or back up out of basement fixtures during heavy rains or a.m. and p.m. peak
usage of facilities.
Grease and rag or paper accumulation in Iow sections or back pitched
condition in house drain and branch lines.
Determine area of problem and full bore clean lines and restore normal drainage.
SUDS BACK UP
Reaction in first, second and third floor apartment fixtures. Reaction not always evident
on first floor apartment.
Build up of grease or foreign material in areas of lower offsets.
Full bore clean from stack in basement if available or clean from fixtures into branch
line to common line.
In old buildings, due to oxidation of lines, only light equipment can be used to perform
LOWER VENTS STOPPAGE
Bubbling in lower apartment bathroom fixtures and moisture accumulation on toilet seats.
Locating base of vent and removing obstruction and restoring circulation to vent.
The wall will have to be opened in apartment above complaint to locate and expose vent and
to provide cleanout to perform necessary service.
UPPER VENT STOPPAGES
Gurgling in upper apartment fixtures. And siphoning of traps allowing gaseous odors to
emit into area in location of fixtures.
Rust accumulation or objects lodged in vents in or adjacent to roof area. This stops
proper circulation and causes siphoning of fixtures, traps.
Removal of obstruction from main waste vent and vent.
To service these problems and avoid the possibility of stoppage moving down to lower vent
area, we have over the years developed a special procedure to perform this service. This
is time consuming but on most service calls this avoids the servicing of lower vent if the
problem is only in upper vent.