Many plumbing problems start with F-O-G; fats, oils grease are in everyday use across all homes in the USA. Restaurants and municipalities deal with a lot of it and have grease interceptors and maintenance practices to manage it. Since individual houses do not have such devices or programs, their FOG can end up creating plumbing problems. Some examples of home FOG are bacon grease, lard/shortening, butter/margarine and dairy products. When these are put down the drain, FOG can build up in drain lines, leading to blockages and backups of your home’s plumbing system that can cause damage needing plumbing repair help.
The lines that carry the water and waste throughout our houses are hidden inside the residence. Much like the veins in our bodies, the pipes can get buildup and narrowing and decay as they grow older. As with our own veins, what we put into our pipes, and the treatment and care we give to them, can help keep us from having to deal with problems and inconveniences in the near future as well as save us from experiencing plumbing problems in the long run.
How do you know if you have FOG? If your water drains slowly from sinks or toilets, there are bad odors around sinks and other drains, or you are regularly using drain cleaners, this can be an indication of a bigger problem. The best way to see if you have FOG buildup in your drain lines is to have a AC by J do a plumbing camera inspection. Having AC by J inspect the drains with a sewer camera can find out the cause of your drain issue, and then a solution can be prescribed to fix the problem and prevent it from reoccurring.
Here are some preventative steps to keep the FOG down in your drains:
- Save cooking grease in an old coffee can or cardboard milk container. Then dispose of it in the trash.
- Run hot water through the sink after each use.
- Periodically pour a cup of vinegar down the drain, squirt detergent after, pour boiling water 30 minutes after.
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