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What is FOG?

We are not talking about the fog you are thinking of, we are talking about Fats, Oils and Grease. Just like it is difficult for us to drive on an extremely foggy day, it is difficult for water to pass through your pipes when they are clogged with FOG!
If you encounter this in your commercial or residential kitchen, give us a ring and we will clear it out in no time. With regular maintenance and the following best practices, you should encounter smooth sailing from now on.
  • Always let cooking grease cool and drain into a container instead of your sink!

  • Wipe out cool pots/pans/griddles with paper towels and dispose of them in the trash.

  • Restaurants: hang a “No Grease” sign above your sink as a reminder!

  • Use a sink strainer to help prevent food particles from entering your drain.

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Liquid Drain Cleaning - Problems with this “Solution”

While products like Liquid-Plumbr and Drano can certainly help in some instances release small clogs, the science behind why they work is what creates the long-term issues for your pipes when used frequently. These products are chemically designed to eat away at whatever is clogging your pipes be it hair, grease or other organic materials. These chemicals are not only eating your clogs, they are eating through your pipes as they are caustic and harmful chemicals.
If you would like to try and clear your clogged drains or toilets on your own, you can use a good old fashioned plunger or a simple at home drain snake or toilet auger.
If these methods fail, the problem is likely more serious so please call professionals like us to get the job done so you can move on to do more important things. Your time is valuable, don’t let it go down the drain!

To Flush or not to Flush

Let’s face it, there is always at least one person in the household that thinks the toilet is a trash can. Hair, cotton swabs, feminine products, dental floss, wipes and other debris all belong in the trash can. These items will most certainly clog up your sewer system and have the potential to cause sewage to backup into your home. GROSS!
Common Signs of a Sewage Backup:
  • Regular backups and slow draining at multiple drains like the sink, toilet and bathtub are telltale signs of an issue with your main sewage system.

  • Most backups are created by a buildup of debris, grease, etc. in the sewage pipes.

  • If the issues persist after snaking or jetting the pipes, there is likely a break or leak that needs immediate attention.

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