One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for November, 2018

What You Need to Know about Grease Traps

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The very first thing you need to know about grease traps is that if you own a commercial restaurant or kitchen in Raleigh & Durham, or anywhere really, then you need one in place.

Your commercial plumbing in Raleigh & Durham, NC shares a lot in common with smaller, somewhat less complex residential plumbing systems. One of these commonalities is that FOG (fats, oils, and grease) can do a lot of damage to the system in the form of clogs. And since commercial kitchens work with such high levels of production, FOG down the drains is something that’s impossible to avoid and is a serious threat.

Commercial grease trap systems are important in preventing clogged drains and sewer systems on your property. They’re also important for helping to protect the municipal plumbing system. More on that below. First, let’s talk a bit more about what these systems are and how they work.

The Functionality of a Grease Trap

Residential homes and properties very rarely would have a need for a designated grease trap. However, you should always be careful about not putting FOG down …

Signs You Can Use a Thorough Drain Cleaning

Tapwater Flowing Into A Kitchen Sink And Down The Plughole.

Your plumbing system isn’t a part of your home you typically give a lot of thought to, right? This may be the case, but when something goes wrong with that system, you’ll be pretty grateful for a highly trained and experienced professional plumber in Holly Springs, NC to manage the problem for you!

This is especially true when the problem is more than just a simple
drippy faucet or even a pinhole leak in a visible pipe. Some problems
extend far deeper than that, quite literally, into your drain and sewer
system. And if this part of your plumbing isn’t properly cared for, it
can cause serious problems for your home.

The good news in all of this is that it actually is pretty easy to
keep your drain system in good shape, by scheduling annual drain
cleaning services. But, what if you’ve never had this service done? Is
there a way to tell if you really need it now? Yes, a number of ways, actually. Read on to learn more!

Slow Drainage

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