One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for July, 2018

Is Your Sewer Line Suffering?

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree roots

When you hear the word “plumbing,” chances are you think about visible plumbing fixtures and appliances—your faucets, drains, and perhaps even toilet. This is understandable, as these are components you see every day. But there is one plumbing component you don’t see that warrants some considerable attention, and that’s your sewer line.

While out of sight, your sewer line should never be completely out of mind. If any issues develop with this section of plumbing, you could have a seriously inconvenient and messy problem on your hands. Early detection of sewer line issues is advantageous, so you should be aware of warning signs that something is amiss, which we’ve highlighted below, and be sure that when you do have a problem, you contact a professional plumber in Fuquay Varina, NC.

Foul Odors

This is perhaps the most apparent sign that there is trouble brewing with your sewer line. If sewer odors are wafting through your living space or coming from any of your plumbing fixtures inside or outside, then you need to have a professional plumber inspect your pipes to assess the issue. You might be dealing with …

Prevent Kitchen Sink Clogs with This One Tip

Mother Standing Over Kitchen Sink Washing Food With Her Young Daughter

There’s one tip out there that if every homeowner followed, there’d
be a lot fewer calls for clogged drains and drain cleaning. That is,
“don’t put FOG down the drain!” FOG is one of the biggest threats there
is to your plumbing system, which we’ll get to below.

Of course, when you do need effective and efficient Raleigh & Durham, NC drain cleaning, we are the team to call. But, we’d like to help you avoid problems with your kitchen sink to begin with, whether that’s through routine plumbing maintenance (which we recommend you schedule once a year) or alerting you to the dangers of FOG and other common drain clogging culprits.

But, What Is FOG?

FOG stands for fats, oils, and grease—you know, the byproducts of
many of the meals you likely cook in your kitchen. We understand how
easy, and therefore how tempting, it is to just dump your cooking
leftovers down the drain and be done with it, but unfortunately, this
can and does do a lot …