• Why Dumping Grease Down the Drain Is Never OK

    You’ve probably heard that you should never dump grease down the drain, but many people think that they can get away from pouring a little down and flushing the drain with hot water. Although you might be able to get away with doing that and not having to call your plumber, you still shouldn’t dump grease down your drain. This video shows why. 

    When grease enters the sewer system, it binds with calcium to form a soapy substance that clings together and forms what is known as fatbergs. These fatbergs can grow to be enormous, blocking the sewer system and requiring costly repairs.  

    If you do end dumping something like grease and ending up with a clog, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. To make an appointment for a plumber in Berkeley, call (510) 843-6904. 

  • Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Pour Grease Down the Drain

    Any plumber can tell you tales of home plumbing systems being clogged by grease that has been poured down the drain. However, if the grease makes it out of your home, it doesn’t mean that it won’t have any effect. Watch this video to learn more about the impact of pouring grease down the drain.  

    Grease that flows through the drains in your home enters the sewer system, where it is partially broken down and then clumps together with other fats in the line. These clumps, which are called fatbergs, can disrupt the entire system and cause sewer backups into homes.  

    If you do have a drain clog that was caused by grease or any other contaminant, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating to restore your plumbing to normal. Make an appointment with a plumber in Berkeley by calling (510) 843-6904.

  • Reducing the Chances of a Clogged Sink Drain

    It’s inevitable that sink drains will get clogged from time to time. Hair, grease, and miscellaneous debris can stick to the sides of the inside of the pipe. Over time, the accumulated residue can slow down the flow of water, and sometimes stop it entirely. You can reduce your chances of this common plumbing problem by installing a hair trap in your shower, and by never pouring grease down your kitchen sink.

    Sometimes, clogged drains are the result of tree roots growing into your sewer line. Watch this video to find out how this happens and how your plumber can fix it.

    Clogged drains are no match for the powerful, clog-busting hydro jetting equipment used by the team at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Give us a call at (510) 843-6904 to have a plumber in Berkeley fix your home’s plumbing system.

  • All About Drain Repair

    No one likes a plumbing issue, but that’s why there are professionals. Instead of waiting for that persistent clog to become a full-blown flood, call your plumbing company to take a look at your drain and sewer lines.

    If you notice your toilet or sinks become clogged on a regular basis, you might be in need of a drain repair. A clog every once in a while can happen, but when the toilet or shower continually clogs up, it’s possible that your drain line has a clog or root hindering its flow. Plumbing services can snake your drain and hopefully remove the clog before it turns into a bigger issue. Once the clog has been removed and the drain repaired, your plumber can suggest future tactics to guard against another repair. This might include transplanting a tree out of the way—due to roots clogging the line—or updating your plumbing, if needed.

    There are many ways that Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can solve your Berkeley plumbing problems . Call the experts at (510) 843-6904 to learn more about our many services.