Is Hoa responsible for pipes?
When it comes to tenant-owned units, the HOA is typically responsible for the plumbing pipes and drain lines that serve multiple units. For example, if the entire building needs a new plumbing system or extensive repairs on the existing plumbing system, the HOA will get several quotes and choose a plumbing contractor.
Are apartment drains connected?
If you live in an apartment or a condo, you might be wondering if the wastewater from upper-level units can cause a condo sink backup in a lower-level unit. The short answer is yes. Since the lower unit is closer to the blockage, those drains will backup first.
What size drain pipe is required for a shower?
A 2-inch pipe is the recommended size because showers have a low threshold for flooding, and a 2-inch pipe helps the water drain faster than does a 1 1/2-inch pipe.
Who is responsible for unblocking shared drains?
If the problem drains are your responsibility, then you must arrange for a London drainage contractor to unblock the drain and any carry out repairs. However, if the drain is the responsibility of Thames Water (for customers in London), they are obliged to clear the blocked drain FREE of charge.
Can a shower drain be 1.5 inches?
Standard Size This is generally large enough to keep even the shower tray has a tiny size. However, the local building codes and shower drain size code can differ in some states and cities. Some areas only require a 1 ½ inch pipe. You can use a 1.5-inch pipe there.
Do you need a trap on a shower drain?
Yes, shower and tub drains require a trap in the plumbing to prevent harmful sewer gases from coming into the home.
Is Drano bad for pipes?
Drano® will not damage pipes or plumbing. Drano® products are powerful enough to dissolve nasty clogs, but they will not harm your plastic or metal pipes, so there’s no need to worry. All Drano® products are safe and can be used with plastic pipes or metal pipes.