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FOG: The Enemy of Your Plumbing

clearing-a-blocked-drainYou’re always trying to keep your plumbing system in the best shape possible as a homeowner, right? We know that this is a little easier said than done though. Your plumbing system is one of those things that you probably don’t spend an infinite amount of time thinking about. If you’re looking for a great way to care for your plumbing system, you can contact the professionals on our team.

If you’re looking for plumbing services in Cinco Ranch, TX, you can contact the professionals on our team today. You need to think about your plumbing system in long term circumstances. We can help you get the service that you really need all for the right price.

What is FOG?

So you’ve got this far into blog without any explanation about what “FOG” is. We’ll define it for you now. FOG is an acronym that stands for fat, oil, and grease. These are three types of substances that might travel down your drain as a liquid, but it’s important to remember that all these substances eventually will congeal and turn into a solid.

FOG is incredibly disruptive to your plumbing system when it congeals to a semi-solid. It creates the perfect environment in your plumbing system for any other items to gather up and become a clog. If you’re looking for a great team to combat the FOG sitting in your drain, it’s important to contact the professionals on our team today.

How to Tell If You Have FOG in Your Drains

So you’ve read everything above and realized that you’ve been making some errors when it comes to your plumbing system. What can you do now? How do you know if there’s FOG in your drain and that it’s affecting your drain? Watch out for the following signs

  • Slow moving drains
  • Foul odors
  • Gurgling noises after pouring fluids down the drain
  • Inefficient garbage disposal functions
  • Still standing water in sinks, etc.

FOG can become a problem in anyone’s home. You don’t have to try to side-step these problems. Instead you can schedule an appointment with the professionals on our team to work on these problems for you.

Our Drain Cleaning Services

So now you’re probably wondering why you can’t just run out to your local convenience store, buy a chemical drain cleaner, and pour it down the drain. The problem is that your drain is an incredibly valuable part of your home and these chemical drain cleaners are unbelievably caustic. Even if this drain cleaner alleviates your problem for a while, it’s incredibly unlikely that it can solve your problems for good. That’s why we provide professional drain and sewer services. We like to hydrojet—this is the process of blasting a highly-pressurized stream of water into your home’s plumbing system to clean off the surfaces inside of your pipe. Drain cleaning can get rid of all of your problems—it won’t leave behind any residue like an auger. Contact our professionals today to learn more.

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today to schedule an appointment with our plumbing professionals. Services you can depend on!

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