What Causes Clogged Drains and What the city of Abiline is doing About it

A few days ago on May 31st, 2017, KBRC ran a story about the city of Abiline. The story is about how the city is fighting a bad plumbing habit: putting grease and other oils down your pipes. The article says: “Basically what people don’t realize is that every drain in your house all goes to the same sewer. So if it was going down the sink or going down the toilet, it all goes to the same place,” said FOG manager Kelley Waller. Specifically fats, oils, grease, and debris all go to the same pipes and sometimes get stuck there. “What we’re trying to do is spread the word not to put grease into your pipes. Once it gets in there, it’s very difficult to remove it and it builds up and clogs up the pipes,” said Waller. In just 2017, the city has seen a number of plumbing issues. “We’ve had 20 over flows and 16 of them have been related to grease,” said Waller. And grease isn’t the only problem. So called flusahble wipes are also getting stuck in pipes. “Those are turning out to not dissolve in the sewer system like they are supposed to and […]

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Common Emergency Plumbing Issues

Common Emergency Plumbing Issues

Common Emergency Plumbing Issues As a home owner, sooner or later you will face common emergency plumbing issues. Leaking pipe, clogged drains, no water pressure, and non-functioning toilet flushes are very common plumbing problems. Maybe you can fix yourself some simple plumbing problems that only require minor repairs. However, there are some plumbing issues that you should not handle yourself. There‘s  a time when you will need a professional plumber to fix the problems. Some people said that an improper maintenance and servicing is responsible for some plumbing problems. Sometimes we learn the hard way to realize the importance of the plumbing maintenance and the necessary to find a reliable plumbing service. Maybe you never think about the plumbing system in your home until a problem arises. Your home plumbing is important for a number of reasons such as bathing, cooking, cleaning, and much more.  When there are problems with this system, there will be also a problem in your daily activities. Backed up sewage can cause foul odors and can put you and your family at risk of disease. This is such a plumbing emergency that requires you to immediately contact a professional to fix the problem before it […]

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