Got back from vacation and a property manager called with a real catastrophe. 3" CI kitchen stack serving 42 year old 6 story condo building completely backed up. The kicker is no one has occupied the bottom unit for months; which is where everything wound up coming out with no one the wiser about it. When they finally found out, the unit was destroyed. They told everyone on that stack not to use it until I came to fix it, so in that sense it was an emergency. Not a real rush in the sense that the damage to the 1st floor was already done. When I went into the unit for pics, the smell was overpowering from the mold. What I first though was flowery wallpaper, turned out to be mold so I got out of there quick. (See pics) Went under the building and removed the CI cleanout leading to the sweep 90 into the horizontal. You can see from the picture it was solid black grease. Jetted the stack with 1/4" line, then the horizontal. Re-connected everything with new bands and schedule 40 PVC. What a mess!!
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Another day at the beach...