Grease Blockages

Dealing With Grease Deposits in Detroit Sewer and Drain Lines

Don’t let fat, oil, and grease build up cause dangerous and costly raw sewage backups on your property.

Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Deposits in Sewer Lines are Ticking Time Bombs.  If you haven’t had a sewer inspection by The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors, you might have dangerous grease deposits built up in your sewer lines. These deposits can cause waste water blockages over time. If your drains are emptying slowly or if you have experienced a water back up recently, grease in your sewer pipes may be to blame. Removing these deposits from your lines is easy, quick, and painless with The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors sewer camera inspection and hydro­jetting services.

Are Your Drains Slow or Water Backing Up in Detroit, MI?

If you have experienced raw sewage back ups on your property, the solution may as simple as cleaning out the grease deposits in your sewer lines. Sewer pipe blockages can cause reduced waste water flow on your property. Common symptoms of a blocked pipeline can include slow draining, gurgling sounds from drains or toilets during flow, or minor water backups before drainage.

In worst case scenarios, the blockage is so bad that waste water is flowing backwards into or onto your property back through the drains. This can occur if fats, oils or grease has built up over time in your sewer lines and have blocked the flow of waste water to public sewer systems.  In this scenario, you should call (Company Name) immediately for an emergency inspection and repair. If raw sewage is backing up on your property, your health and the health of those around you may be harmfully impacted.

How to Grease, Fat, and Oil Deposits Happen?

Grease, fats, and oils can build up over time in sewer pipes if they are repeatedly sent down the drain. Grease is hydrophobic which means it will cling to surfaces that do not have water on them, as well as other hydrophobic materials. Everytime grease is introduced to a sewer line, it will build on previous deposits, and can eventually block the whole pipe’s circumference.

This can be a serious problem for the commercial food service industry. Repeated introduction of grease, fats, and oils from dishwashing, equipment cleaning and floor sanitation can form large build ups in short order. As well, if grease from deep fryers or other cooking methods are sent down the drain, complications can cost thousands to repair.

Fortunately, grease deposit blockages causing problems in Detroit, MI are relatively easy to fix through professional sewer repairs by The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors.

Grease Deposit Removal Starts With Sewer Inspections and Hydro-Jetting

The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors have the technology and the expertise to repair any grease deposit related issues in your sewer lines. While the other guys might want to rip up your property just to find out what’s wrong in the line, we won’t. Exploratory plumbing and guesswork are methods of the past and our hydro­jetting solutions don’t require uncovering your sewer lines to get the job done.

Sewer Camera Inspection

Our experienced technicians make use of sewer camera inspections to determine where the problem is and how to fix it. Typically, the camera will fit into any sewer line access point in your home or on your property. This could be through any drain, sink, or toilet in your home or commercial space. A camera head attached to a long fiber optic cable will be sent along the length of the pipeline, recording its distance travelled. This way, our technicians can pinpoint problem areas along the sewer line.


Once the area of repair is determined, hydro­jetting methods can be used to quickly resolve grease deposit related sewer line issues. Special water spraying heads are attached to hoses and sent along problem pipes. Water is pumped at high pressure, around 4000 PSI, which scrapes the surface of the pipe. Grease and mineral deposits are scoured away down the line and your pipes are restored to their original flow capacity. Not only is your sewer line left like new, but there is no need for destructive digging or trenching damage to your property!