One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for August, 2018

Tips for Caring for Your Drains

Water Running Down The Drain - Shallow DOF

The thought of living without indoor plumbing, for any modern homeowner, is pretty much inconceivable. Why would anyone want to live that way? We get all the water we need from the various faucets throughout our home and our plumbing appliances are fed water directly. We have a drain and sewer system in place that disposes of all the wastewater in an effective, reliable, and hygienic way.

It’s easy to take this all for granted, and therefore, not pay much attention to what all we put or let go down our drains. This is particularly true in the kitchen. To care for your drains and to get the most longevity out of your plumbing system as possible, we urge you to follow the advice below.

Avoid Putting These Items down the Drain

There are some things that are safe, and others that are not, when it comes to what you allow your kitchen sink drain to handle.

FOG: This stands for Fats, Oil, and Grease, and should never go down the drain! This type of waste starts off as a liquid when it is hot, but …

Does Your Business Need Hydro-Jetting?

Plumber Performing Hydro-Jetting

No matter what type of business you run, whether it’s a restaurant where you have extensive kitchen plumbing or a basic office with a bathroom and a sink, you have plumbing needs. Perhaps you try to handle those plumbing needs on your own—if a bathroom sink is clogged you can just pour some liquid drain cleaner down it and call it a day, right?

Well, not so much. These are actually pretty harmful to pipes—which we’ll get into more below—and with much higher stakes than in a residential situation, you want to ensure you are taking the best care you can of your commercial plumbing in Cary, NC. Read on to learn more about how chemical liquid drain cleaners can do more harm than good, and how beneficial hydro-jetting can be for your business.

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Chemicals

Professionals will never recommend the common drain cleaning chemicals for even homeowners, let alone business owners. We understand that this might seem like a simple fix, and a convenient one, but here are some truths about those drain cleaning chemicals:

They are some of the most toxic and caustic chemicals you can find at the store—potentially leading to skin and …