Is it just a clog or is it something more concerning? Whether you are at home or running a restaurant, dealing with fat, oil, and grease is an issue that affects everyone with a drain. The best defense is plumbing maintenance from Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. While commercial restaurants have much larger issues with grease traps, your home has a trap under every sink and likely a garbage disposal. 


Your Drain is Not a Trash Can

Consider for a moment everything that goes down the drain: waste, garbage, hair, food, chemicals, and, of course, items that don’t belong in the plumbing. Not all liquids should go down your drains. Over time, you will clog your drain. Also you may smell an unpleasant odor in your kitchen or bath, the smell can attract drain and fruit flies. The following are some things that should not go down your drain:

●        Cooking oil

●        Food scraps

●        Sauces

●        Dairy products

●        Butter and margarine

●        Medicines

●        Certain chemicals


Although these household products may seem harmless, they can easily backup your system. Be careful what you pour down your sink.


Flush Drains with Hot Water

One of the best ways to prevent small problems from becoming large problems is to flush very hot water down your drains to keep them clear. No homeowner likes to make the emergency call for plumbing repairs. You can avoid costly repairs to your plumbing network by hiring a professional plumbing contractor to perform routine maintenance. With ongoing care, your drains will remain clean and free of debris.


Hire a Plumber to Assess Your System

If your expertise is not plumbing, you should hire a plumbing professional like the experts on our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating. Regardless of the size of your problem, you will get a resolution to help with your plumbing needs quickly and efficiently. Your plumbing professional will assess your plumbing issues and give you a straightforward quote for services.


Drain Management is the Solution

A plumbing system that performs well will maintain its expected lifespan and keep waste and debris from backing up into your home. Steve’s Plumbing & Heating will provide professional drain maintenance to include the following:

Drain Vision Inspection. Videos cameras are fed into the drain line all the way to the main sewer line to check for possible waste buildup.

Pipe Rejuvenation. The pipes are cleaned. All sludge, dirt, and grime are removed. The plumbing system is refreshed and ready for full water flow. Drips and leaks are also checked.

Root Removal. As tree and bush roots grow, they can puncture and choke out your pipeline. Roots are strong enough to cause severe damage to mainline made of PVC, steel, or iron. A technician can perform an inspection and identify crucial areas where roots are hurting the plumbing system.

Traps & Septic Systems. Everything that goes down the drain ends up in the septic tank. The septic system where grease and grime build up and form hardened layers. Proper maintenance on the septic tank ensures that buildup will not occur and the system processes the waste as it should.

Water Heaters. Water heaters need to be checked for leaks in the tank, weak elements, sediment buildup, and proper temperature calibration.


We are Here When you Need us

Your plumbing professionals at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating will assess your plumbing issues and give you a straightforward quote for services.If you are looking for a professional plumbing maintenance contractor in Wisconsin Rapids or the surrounding area, contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating  at 715-421-1800, or you can message us on our contact page.