Kitchen Sink Grease: Clogged pipes are a Tenant Responsibility – along with that, Sewer Grease is a big concern in Austin in general. Do not dump grease of any kind directly down the drains. Instead, pour grease into a can or jar, seal it, and dispose of in the trash. Then, wipe pots or pans with a paper towel prior to washing. This will minimize drain grease and will help prevent clogs as well. Occasional use of grease cutting products such as Instant Power from Home Depot can help keep pipes open and clean.
Garbage Disposal: Please do not throw anything other than actual food remains down the disposal. No paper, string, hard shells, bones, non-food materials and the like. Instead, throw these materials directly into the trash. If so some reason the disposal gets stuck, do NOT attempt to clear the unit by sticking your hands down the disposal. If the unit can not be cleared by gentle clearing or flushing then call a professional.