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One of those everyday things we depend on, but don’t give much thought until something goes wrong. To help keep your drains clear, here are a few helpful tips of what NOT to flush down any of your drains:

  1. Grease – should NEVER be poured down your sink, garbage disposal or toilet. It sticks to the interior surface of the pipes and over time can harden.
  2. Bathroom wipes – Advertised as flush-able – but they are NOT!!
  3. Food – should NOT be flushed down the sink, always scrape your plate in trash first before putting in dishwasher or handwashing.
  4. Kitty Litter – This contains clay which can narrow the opening of your sewer pipes, or worse plug them. Just throw away in the trash.
  5. Coffee Grounds and egg shells – these items collect in the pipes and cause clogs.
  6. Hair – always seems to make if past the drain plug, but catches on to other items and causes clogs.
  7. Household Hazardous Materials – Just DON’T!! These can be highly toxic and flammable and can damage our environment. Take these items to locations in Dickinson for proper disposal.
  8. Sewer pipe cleaning chemicals – This is only a temporary fix. Will break up grease temporarily, but proper care of your home and sewer pipes will decrease the need for these items.
  9. Prescription Drugs and over the counter medicines – They all contain chemicals that you do NOT want  in the wastewater supply. Call South West Health Unit for advice on how to properly dispose of.

Like the old saying, “when in doubt, throw it out”….

 

SMOKING

All of our rental properties here at Bauer Property Management are SMOKE FREE!!! Fines and penalties will occur when we are made aware and you will be responsible for all smoke damage. Please keep in mind the City of Dickinson ordinance also indicates no smoking inside buildings. Please be considerate of other tenants and smoke outside only and discard cigarette butts properly.

Pet Friendly Rental Properties

To help tenants understand the “Pet friendly” options, below are a couple of ordinances from the City of Dickinson:

  • Section 5.08.014 Limitation on number of dogs and cats; permit to exceed limitation; kennels (a) No person shall harbor or keep more than three dogs and/or cats upon premises within the city which are owned or controlled by said person, except where permitted by the City Zoning Code and Dickinson Municipal Code October 2007 Page 8 of 14 unless a special use permit is obtained, if necessary pursuant to subsections (b).
  • Section 5.08.012 Disposition of dog or cat waste Every person having custody or control of a dog or cat on property other than his own shall be equipped to, and shall collect such dog’s or cat’s solid waste when eliminated. Any person having custody of a dog or cat on his premises shall not permit animal waste to accumulate on his/her property. (Ord. No. 857, § 1; Ord No. 1272 § 19; Ord No. 1332 § 10.)

So please help us keep our properties “pet friendly” and bottom line “Scoop the Poop”