Senior Citizens and HAndicapped residents only:
SERVICE REQUEST FOR SNOW REMOVAL ON DRIVEWAYS ONLY
If you've noticed a pink or red slimy substance forming in your toilet bowl, your're not alone. You may find this bacterrium in moist areas such as toilet bowls, sinks, tiles, shower stalls, bathtub enclosures and even your pet's water dish. The bacteria will grow in places with materieals containing phosphorus or fatty substances. You see it more commonly when you have your windows open during the summer months.
While the genus serratia is not known to be a water-borne disease, it has been known to be pathogenic to some people, causing pneumonia, wound infections and urinary tract infections in some hospital settings. The bacteria are difficult to remove completely from your home, although the stains are removed easily with a general-purpose cleanser containg chlorine bleach. To prevent the bacteria from developing, wipe down and dry all sinks and bathtubs after using them, and use a cleaning solution that contains bleach.