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4 Things to Avoid Stuffing Down the Drain on Thanksgiving

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

Plumbing_Thanksgiving DinnerThe holiday season is right around the corner and soon our homes will be filled with the food, family, and friends that we love. We all know the best way to relax around the holidays is to prepare ahead of time, especially in the kitchen! The sink is a focal part of Thanksgiving, and a clogged drain is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re in a turkey coma. So take one thing off your checklist this Thanksgiving, avoid putting these four things down your drain:

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Tags: Clogged Drains, holidays, Fall, kitchen drain

Why Proper Disposal of Used Cooking Oil Is So Crucial

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Dealing with a clogged kitchen drain can be a hassle, especially when it springs out of nowhere when you are trying to prepare a meal or, worse, preparing for guests to arrive. One of the most common causes of clogs is the dumping used cooking oil down your drain. This includes rinsing oil and grease from pots and pans down your drain. Rinsing drains with hot water and grease-fighting dish detergent behind the oil won’t prevent clogs; the grease will simply jell further down the pipeline, causing the same clog but in a more difficult location.

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Tags: plumbing tips, kitchen drain, Best Practices, Clogged Drains

Kitchen Plumbing 101

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

bigstock Water drain kitchen 49465337 resized 600The kitchen is the most widely used space within a home, serving as the ideal location for meals, gatherings and chores. But when a problem arises in the kitchen -- whether it be from a clog below the kitchen sink or a malfunctioning dishwasher -- major frustration (not to mention a foul odor) are likely to result.   

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Tags: kitchen drain, Sink Disposal, plumbing, kitchen plumbing

Tips for Getting Rid of Nasty Odors in Your Kitchen

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 @ 02:21 PM

smelly kitchen, plumbing tips, clean disposalWhat is that foul odor? Before you call the plumber, here are a few home remedies you can try to get rid of those putrid odors in your kitchen.

There’s a foul odor emitting from your kitchen drain, and you have no earthly idea what could be causing it. All you know is that it smells like something died in there. Think about the amount of waste that runs through your drain each day. Meats, cheeses, and other food scraps are constantly being scraped down the drain. If they become lodged in the drain, they can start to spoil and really let off a stench. So, how should you go about getting rid of these odors?

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Tags: citrus fruits, foul odor, kitchen drain, garbage disposal, Jacksonville Plumber, kitchen

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