One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for September, 2019

“Do I Really Need to Hire a Pro for My Plumbing Work?”

Professional Plumber Doing Reparation In Kitchen Home.Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.

When it comes to jobs around the house, plumbing tasks are the most
likely to be DIY-attempts. You may think that plumbing isn’t that
hard—that you can save money by handling any problems or installation
jobs on your own.

But the truth is, plumbing is not that simple. It requires the work
of licensed professionals to handle most jobs—with the exception of
things like relieving a superficial clog with a plunger or perhaps
changing a washer in your faucet. Keep reading to learn some of the top
reasons you should call a professional plumber when you need work done
involving your pipes.

Professionals are Trained and Licensed

Plumbing isn’t an easy vocation to get into. It takes years of
training to become skilled enough that the plumbing can solve almost any
problem in a home. Plumbers must have a state contractor’s license to
prove they’re professionals. When you hire a plumber, you can absolutely
ask for proof of licensing to ensure you have an individual with
appropriate training and expertise.

They Have the Right …

What You Should Know about Commercial Grease Traps

Commercial Grease Traps

If you own a restaurant or food service establishment, then you likely already know that a commercial grease trap system is a basic part of your business’s plumbing and sanitary system.

You might also know that in order for your establishment to remain up to code, it must have a properly installed and functioning grease trap in place that receives routine maintenance to clean it out. And this is a job for a professional commercial plumber!

What you might not know is how exactly a grease trap functions, and what makes it so important. Read on!

The Job of Your Commercial Grease Trap

The grease trap in your commercial kitchen is there to prevent FOG (fats, oils, and grease, that go down the sink drains from entering into either the public sewer system or the septic tank.

The problem with FOG is that it can quickly clog up pipes and create major obstructions, so as much as possible should be kept from going through your plumbing system’s drain pipes.

Grease traps are particularly important for businesses that rely on a septic system instead of the municipal sewer system, as they can rapidly …

These 4 Things Should Never Go Down Your Kitchen Sink

Lettuce Being Washed In Kitchen Sink

For the sake of this post, we assume that your kitchen sink includes
one component that’s very important to most homeowners—the garbage
disposal. If you don’t have a disposal system, there are still some
items that shouldn’t go down the kitchen sink, and we’ll get to that
below.

In the meantime, we want to stress that putting the wrong things down
your kitchen sink is not only bad news for your drain system, but you
could be a victim to a garbage disposal that jams up way too frequently,
and you could find yourself calling a plumber pretty often to come fix
it. Keep reading to learn about 4 things that should never go down your
kitchen sink drain—especially if it includes a garbage disposal system!

1.     Non-Food Items

As plumbers, we know that garbage disposal systems are never
to be used to throw away trash. But, not all homeowners realize this.
After all, it’s called a garbage disposal for a reason, right?

If you’re like most homeowners, you may picture your garbage disposal
like a blender—with a sharp blade that …