Details for BUILDING WATERS - Ad from 2021-02-21

Ask the expert: **Attention all readers!!!! If you have a plumbing or heating question, please call our office! We may use your question in the paper! ** Q Good morning....- My spouse and I purchased a house recently that had been sitting vacant for about one year. EVERY TIME we do laundry, the floor drain backs up but that water goes back down relatively quickly. It’s not that bad, but after it happens and we have to go retrieve the laundry, our shoes or slippers get wet and we traipse it up the stairway carpet. Can something be done about this? - Jennifer F- A Good morning Jennifer, Your sewer is partially plugged. Usually the kitchen sink is plumbed on the same line as the laundry, and in many plumbing schemes, grease and food get thrown down the kitchen drain. The grease has a tendency to adhere to the side walls of the waste line, and over time, choke the diameter of the sewer line down. The laundry discharges a lot of water at one time and can result in a back up but will eventually drain down completely. Grease should NEVER be disposed of in your drains or in the sewer, however, in the event it does, it should be run down with ICE cold water. This way the grease would go down the drain in the form of little balls rather than adhering to the side walls of the pipe. Call us and we can keep your feet dry and stairway carpet clean! -Wes Rosenberg, Owner/Master Plumber 262-989-1001

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