The P-Trap—That Curved Pipe under the Drain—Explained

Monday, August 28th, 2017

p-trap-with-hand-gripping-itYou can’t see most of the plumbing pipes in your house, and that’s a good thing! (Unless you want an industrial appearance for home décor and you don’t mind guests constantly tripping over exposed pipes.) However, there’s one important exception, and we bet it just popped to mind: the bent piece of drainpipe directly under your sinks. That is called the p-trap and it serves an important function in household plumbing. It’s an old invention using the power of gravity to help make homes more pleasant.

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Why We Recommend Hydro-Jetting for Drain Cleaning

Monday, March 27th, 2017

water-down-drainOne of the most important jobs that we offer to our customers in Central Florida is regular and emergency drain cleaning. Drain cleaning services are the best way to remove major clogging and slow drains when they happen. It’s also an incredibly effective preventive measure for plumbing. Scheduling drain cleaning in Winter Springs, FL once a year helps to stop future clogs and also keeps away bad odors and other troubles in the drains.

There are different techniques to perform drain cleaning. A common tool that plumbers use is the motorized drain auger (a.k.a. a drain snake). This is similar to the hand crank drain augers you may use at times on simple clogs, only it’s much more powerful. We sometimes use drain augers to do the job, but our preferred method is hydro-jetting.

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Watch Out for These Warnings Your Toilet Needs Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Did you know that the toilets in your household account for, on average, 40% of your home’s indoor water use each year? Yes, that’s a lot! Most people assume that the shower might be the major source of water use, but the amount of water used per flush in toilets add up fast. This is one of the reasons we strongly recommend homeowners install low-flow toilets and other fixtures.

We bring this up as a reminder of how important the toilet is to your home’s plumbing. Yes, its function is vital, but it also uses immense amounts of water. Any time there’s a plumbing issue with a toilet, it needs to be resolved ASAP! And often, those problems can be tough to detect—or easy to ignore. Below we’ve put together a list of some signs your toilet may need repairs. Contact our plumbers for the work.

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4 Signs You May Need a New Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you thought about replacing your kitchen’s garbage disposal? You probably haven’t, since this is one of those home appliances that people often imagine is immune to damage. But a disposal is a hard-working device that will eventually wear down to the point where additional repairs are no longer worth the effort.

To help you with the decision about whether you should get a new sink disposal unit installed, we’ve put together four signs warning about potential problems:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hydro-Jetting

Monday, December 12th, 2016

One of the jobs that we often do for our residential customers is drain cleaning using a hydro-jetter. Hydro-jetting is one of the best ways to clear stubborn clogs as well as provide routine cleaning that keeps clogs from occurring in the first place. Customers are often curious about what hydro-jetting is and how it works, so we would like to use this space to answer a few of these questions:

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Drain Cleaning on Your Own: Dos and Don’ts

Monday, November 28th, 2016

You’ve run into a clog in your sink, or another drain somewhere in your house. Annoying, right? And all too common. Clogged drains are the plumbing problem that pops up the most often, and it means the drain needs to be cleaned out. Plumbers offer excellent drain cleaning services, but you will probably want to try a few simple clog-clearing methods first. Below are some of the dos and don’ts for doing drain cleaning yourself.

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Drain Cleaning Service—Is Now the Time?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A few months ago, we brought up the importance of drain cleaning and knowing when to schedule it. There are some definite warning signs you can watch out for that indicate the time for drain cleaning is now. But these are usually emergency situations, and drain cleaning professionals will come out to rescue you from the serious issue affecting the drainage in your home. (In some cases, this will require working with the sewer line for problems to solve even deeper problems.)

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How Did My Sewer Line Become Damaged?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

One of the larger jobs that our plumbing professionals handle is repairing and replacing damaged sewer lines. Sewer lines are buried in trenches that run from the side of homes out to the center of the street, where they meet with the municipal sewer system. Because sewer lines are hidden from sight, homeowners rarely give them much thought. At least until they need repair work.

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My Drains Smell Icky… What’s Wrong?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Nobody wants their house to have an unpleasant smell of any kind wafting through it. Unfortunately, problems with drains or the sewer line can end up creating awful stenches in even the cleanest home. When you detect foul smells coming up from one of more of the drains in your home, there are a number of potential causes, ranging from minor issues you can solve yourself to major troubles that can threaten your plumbing system unless you schedule professional repairs.

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How Does Hydro-Jetting Work, Anyway?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

One of the most important jobs that we perform in the Orlando area is drain cleaning, both residential and commercial. Drain cleaning is useful as both a preventive measure to keep a drainage system in the best shape possible and as an emergency measure to eliminate the toughest clogs and blockages. The tool that we favor the most when it comes to drain cleaning is the hydro-jetter.

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